Ethnobotany

07/30/14
Papaver somnifereum ( Opium Poppy )
live poppy plant
These are sold as collectors items only.
They have also been refered to as the Sacred Anchor Of Life, Milk Of Paradise, the Hand Of God, and Destroyer Of Grief.



Sacred Lotus
sacred pink lotus
The Pink Lotus is closely related to the Blue Lotus. Both have a tranquilizing sedative effect on the body and a stimulating and soothing effect on the minds eye. The pink lotus carries the same vibration as the color itself.




M. speciosa
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                This is no ordinary selection of botanicals. These ethnobotanical specimens are of great interest to pharmocologist, ethnobotanist, scientist, alternative healers, spiritualist, shamans, and other cultures across the globe. Ethnobotanicals are plants that have been highly sought after by human beings sense the beginning. Below I will discuss these sacred plants in alphabetical order. Keep in mind this is only a small portion of ethnobotanical plants in the world.



These are brief summaries. For more information on a specific entheogen, click on it's title at the top of the corresponding paragraph.

Iboga - Tabernanthe iboga

               Iboga is an entheogen that naturally produces an amazing compound known as Ibogaine. There pharmacological gem has been successfully used to treat a wide variety of drug addictions. It's also a very powerful psychedelic, which literally means "mind manifesting". The plant is native to the rain-forest where many of the worlds popular ethnobotanicals are sourced. I find it fascinating that such wide varieties of psychoactive plants all seem to be grouped in the same regions of the world. It's my observation that most psychoactive plants are native to Africa and the Amazon. That does not mean that others do not grow wild in different parts of the world, because they do. Seeds and seed pods of Iboga are available for purchase to the United States.




Iporuru; Alchornea Floribunda

Iporuru is a sacred aphrodisiac and ingredient used in the magical Ayahuasca brew of Shamans.


Imphepho; Helichrysum odoratissimum

               Imphepho is another South African entheogen. It's a natural gem of choice by the KwaZulu-Natal natives. Like many of the other ethnobotanicals of Africa, this one too is used as a visionary herb that opens the minds eye and induces lucid dreams. It has medicinal properties also and has often been combined with Tobacco. Phytochemist have isolated and studied chemicals naturally produced by the plant. If you are a fan of the classic Dream Herb, Alepidea, or any other entheogens along those lines, you'll totally dig Impheopho.





Indian Tobacco Lobelia

               I assume this entheogen got its nickname due to the fact that Indians were very wise doctors. Sense this Indian Tobacco is used to help clear mucus from the respiratory tract, throat, lungs, and bronchial tubes, this nick-name seems to fit. It does not contain nicotine but possesses constituents with similar effects. It also contains coumarin, like Turmeric and Cumin, the popular culinary spices. Many herbalist suggest its use for those seeking to quit smoking. Learn more about Indian Tobacco here.



Indian Warrior; Scientific Name: Pedicularis densiflora

               This is one of the coolest entheogens I have ever encountered in my entire life. I want to start by saying that this plant naturally produces psychoactive compounds. It's not to be confused with "spice","k2", "herbal incense", or "designer drugs". The reason I brought that up is because this plant actually produces BUDS! I didn't want you to get the wrong idea. Phytochemist have actually isolated and studied the chemicals produced by this plant. Indian Warrior actually grows buds ( similar to Cannabis ) that have been smoked by Native Americans and other cultures for their psychoactive effects. Way Cool! Learn more about Indian Warrior Here.




Inebriating Mint; Lagochilus inebrians

               Inebriate means to make drunk; or intoxicate. There are so many psychoactive plants that hardly anyone knows about! Inebriating Mint is no joke and I have confidence that it's popularity will continue to grow over the years. This entheogen has been consumed by the Tajik, Tartar, Turkoman, and Uzbek tribesman and ancient Central Asian tribes used it during mysteries, feasts and holidays. It's amazing how many different intoxicating plants there are and all with very unique and fascinating effects. Many are subtle, while others are incredibly intense. Learn more about Inebriating mint here.



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