Prestonia: An Amazon Narcotic Or Not?

  title={Prestonia: An Amazon Narcotic Or Not?},
  author={Richard Evans Schultes and Robert F. Raffauf},
  journal={Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University},

Systematics of the tribe Echiteae and the genus Prestonia(Apocynaceae, Apocynoideae)

A treatment of Prestonia in Colombia is presented, including a key to the 25 species, descriptions, distribution data, and selected specimens examined. Prestonia megagros is reported for the country

William Burroughs: Sailor of the Soul

  • A. Lees
  • Geography
    Journal of psychoactive drugs
  • 2017
ABSTRACT In 1953, William Seward Burroughs made several important and largely unrecognized discoveries relating to the composition and clinical pharmacological effects of the hallucinogenic plant

The plant kingdom and hallucinogens ( part III )

A critical search of the literature, especially the ancient records, and modern ethnobotanical field work are urgently needed in the study of Peganum Harmala.

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

Harmine, Harmaline, Tetrahydroharmine and Dimethyltryptamine have been found in the Ayahuasca drink.

1 Ayahuasca : An Ethnopharmacologic History

Ayahuasca, or hoasca, occupies a central position in Mestizo ethnomedicine, and the chemical nature of its active constituents and the manner of its use makes its study relevant to contemporary issues in neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and psychiatry.

The beta-carboline hallucinogens of South America.

  • R. Schultes
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Journal of psychoactive drugs
  • 1982

Plants and Plant Constituents as Mind-Altering Agents Throughout History

From his earliest gropings as a distinct animal, man undoubtedly experimented with his vegetal surroundings. He put into his stomach anything from the plant kingdom in his frantic search for