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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

Wade Davis is world-renowned as an author, researcher and speaker on one of the most dwindling of natural resources-human cultures, languages and traditions. He has spent more than three years in the Amazon and the Andes as a plant explorer, living among 15 indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations, investigated folk preparations implicated in the creation of zombies in Haiti, and countless expeditions to the Himalayas, East Africa, Borneo, Peru, Polynesia, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunavut and Greenland, among other destination across the globe. He has also published more than scientific and popular articles on subjects ranging from Haitian vodoun and Amazonian myth and religion to the global diversity crisis, the traditional use of psychotropic drugs, and the ethnobotany of South American Indians. He is currently writing two books, Fire on the Mountain , a history of the early British efforts on Everest, and Sheets of Distant Rain. We are losing not only our biosphere and atmosphere, but also our ethnosphere, David explains. He has presented at more than universities as well. He has also appeared in many other documentaries and IMAX films.

Starting with this influential ethnopharmacological research, this study examines advances in the pharmacology of natural products, focusing especially on those of animal-derived products. Ethnopharmacological, pharmacological, and chemical aspects are considered. We also update information on the animal species that reportedly constitute the zombie poison. Several components of the zombie powder are not unique to Haiti and are used as remedies in traditional medicine worldwide. This paper emphasizes the medicinal potential of products from zootherapy.

Ayahuasca [note 1] is a South American entheogenic brew commonly made out of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, and the Psychotria viridis shrub or a substitute, and possibly other ingredients; [1] although, a chemically similar preparation also known and sold as ayahuasca, but occasionally also known as " pharmahuasca ", can be prepared using illicitly manufactured N , N -Dimethyltryptamine DMT and a pharmaceutical monoamine oxidase inhibitor MAOI such as isocarboxazid. This is usually the shrub P. Ayahuasca is known by many names throughout Northern South America and Brazil. Ayahuasca is the hispanicized traditional spelling of a word in the Quechuan languages , which are spoken in the Andean states of Ecuador , Bolivia , Peru , and Colombia —speakers of Quechuan languages who use the modern Alvarado orthography spell it ayawaska. In the Quechua languages, aya means "spirit, soul", or "corpse, dead body", and waska means "rope" or "woody vine", "liana". The Achuar people [15] and Shuar people [16] of Ecuador and Peru call it natem , while the Sharanahua peoples of Peru call it shori. Evidence of ayahuasca use dates back 1, years, as demonstrated by a bundle containing the residue of ayahuasca ingredients and various other preserved shamanic substances in a cave in southwestern Bolivia, discovered in

Natural Products from Ethnodirected Studies: Revisiting the Ethnobiology of the Zombie Poison

My grandmother taught me many wise things that I have followed my entire life. In particular, her saying An ounce of practice is worth a pound of theory has had a considerable influence upon me and made it much easier to follow the path that has led me to the psychoactive plants. It was during the Summer of Love, when I was ten years old, that I first heard of hashish. I was listening to the radio. A menacing voice spoke of the horrible dangers that were descending upon our imperiled youth with the new wave of drugs from the United States. The picture that continues to dominate our drug policies was sketched out in dramatic fashion: Hashish was a gateway drug that inevitably, even compellingly, led to death from a golden shot of heroin.

A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies. If he had not introduced himself using a boyhood nickname and mentioned facts only intimate family members knew, she would not have believed him. Because, eighteen years earlier, Angelina had stood in a small cemetery north of her village and watched as her brother Clairvius was buried. The man told Angelina he remembered that night well. He knew when he was lowered into his grave, because he was fully conscious, although he could not speak or move.

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:. The research in this article did not generate, collect or analyse any raw data or code. Psychoactive plants contain chemicals that presumably evolved as allelochemicals but target certain neuronal receptors when consumed by humans, altering perception, emotion and cognition. These plants have been used since ancient times as medicines and in the context of religious rituals for their various psychoactive effects e. The ubiquity of psychoactive plants in various cultures motivates investigation of the commonalities among these plants, in which a phylogenetic framework may be insightful. A phylogeny of culturally diverse psychoactive plant taxa was constructed with their psychotropic effects and affected neurotransmitter systems mapped on the phylogeny.


Hallucinogenic Plants and Their. Use in Traditional Societies - An. Overview. Author: Wade, Davis. CSQ Issue: (Winter ) Drugs and Tribal People.


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Novel Psychoactive Drugs View all 17 Articles. Currently different classes of psychoactive substances are easily available for abuse, including several hundred novel psychoactive substances NPS. Some of these drugs occur naturally in plants and animals or are chemically modified from plant or animal compounds and have been abused by humans over millennia. A multilingual qualitative assessment on a range of websites and online resources was performed in order to identify a list of animals who possess some psychoactive properties and could be abused by humans for recreational purposes.

A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies. If he had not introduced himself using a boyhood nickname and mentioned facts only intimate family members knew, she would not have believed him. Because, eighteen years earlier, Angelina had stood in a small cemetery north of her village and watched as her brother Clairvius was buried.

From the Archives: The Secrets of Haiti’s Living Dead

Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. He was tall, thin, clean-shaven with closely cropped hair, and wore a tweed coat and a Harvard tie. He spoke softly, with a clipped Boston accent, and peered at the students behind wire-rimmed glasses while he explained in a bemused tone the advantages of the use of snuff as a means to clear a stuffy nose.

Беккер покачал головой. Панк пристально смотрел на. - Вы похожи на полицейского. - Слушай, парень, я американец из Мериленда. Если я и полицейский, то уж точно не здешний, как ты думаешь. Эти слова, похоже, озадачили панка. - Меня зовут Дэвид Беккер.

 Вы не поставили в известность Лиланда Фонтейна. Терпение Стратмора иссякло. Он взорвался: - Сьюзан, выслушай. Я вызвал тебя сюда, потому что мне нужен союзник, а не следователь. Сегодня у меня было ужасное утро.

From the Archives: The Secrets of Haiti’s Living Dead

 Мидж, послушай.  - Он засмеялся.  - Попрыгунчик - древняя история. Стратмор дал маху.

 - Я люблю. Я люблю. В этот момент в тридцати метрах от них, как бы отвергая мерзкие признания Стратмора, ТРАНСТЕКСТ издал дикий, душераздирающий вопль. Звук был совершенно новым - глубинным, зловещим, нарастающим, похожим на змею, выползающую из бездонной шахты. Похоже, фреон не достиг нижней части корпуса.

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