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Hallucinogenic plants of the Tarahumara.

Authors
  • Bye, R A Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1979
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
23–48
Identifiers
PMID: 544948
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Plants used by the Mexican Tarahumara Indians to alter their perception are discussed from an ethnobotanical viewpoint. Reports from earlier workers are reviewed. Recent field work has corroborated many of the early observations. In addition, five Tarahumara plants are reported for the first time as hallucinogenic. They include species of Coryphantha, Echinocereus, Mammillaria, and Scirpus. Other plants are suspected of producing hallucinations or are associated with hallucinogenic plants.

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