“Ayahuasca,” the South American hallucinogenic drink: An ethnobotanical and chemical investigation

@article{Rivier2008AyahuascaTS,
  title={“Ayahuasca,” the South American hallucinogenic drink: An ethnobotanical and chemical investigation},
  author={Laurent Rivier and J-E. Lindgren},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={26},
  pages={101-129}
}
The Sharanahua and Culina, small Indian tribes located in the southwestern Amazon basin, use a hallucinogenic drink for medicinal and social purposes. This decoction, called “Ayahuasca” in Peru, is prepared from Banisteriopsis Caapi stems and Psychotria sp. leaves. These plants have been botanically identified on the basis of voucher herbarium specimens and investigated for alkaloid content by means of a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technique. A list of other occasional plant admixtures… Expand

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