Mind-altering and poisonous plants of the world / Michael Wink, Ben-Erik van Wyk.
By: Wink, Michael.
Contributor(s): Van Wyk, Ben-Erik | Van Wyk, Ben-Erik.Material type: TextPublisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 464 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780881929522; 0881929522.Subject(s): Poisonous plants | Psychotropic plants | Plants, Toxic | Hallucinogens | Plant Poisoning | Poisonous plants | Psychotropic plants | Giftpflanzen -- 0 Gesamtdarstellung | Pflanzen -- Psychopharmakon | Giftiga växter | Hallucinogener | Toxikologi | Plants, Toxic | Hallucinogens | Plant Poisoning | Poisonous plants | Psychotropic plants
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-435) and index.
Poisonous and mind-altering plants in human history : murder, magic and medicine -- Importance of poisonous plants in modern life -- First aid treatment -- Plants in alphabetical order -- Toxins -- Quick guide to poisonous plants, mind-altering plants and fungi.
Written by respected professors of botany and pharmaceutical biology, this is the definitive account of plants and mushrooms used for poison darts, traditional medicine, ceremonial and spiritual purposes, and recreational drugs. Hazardous plants are commonly used as garden ornamentals, potted plants, or florist flowers, yet many people are unaware of the dangers posed by the toxins derived from them. In addition to exploring plants that are ingested, the authors also treat plants that cause irritation and inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes. A special focus is given to psychoactive plants, which can have stimulant, sedative, hypnotic, narcotic, or hallucinogenic properties. These include coca, opium, cannabis, and scopolamine. Mind-Altering and Poisonous Plants of the World is a must for gardeners, farmers, veterinarians, botanists, pharmacists, chemists, doctors, and poison control centers.