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The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens

Richard Evans Schultes & Albert Hofmann

Pages: 462
Avg. Price: ($300+ Hardcover)
Publisher: Charles C Thomas
Pub Date: 1980
ISBN: 0398064164

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Table of Contents >
Editor's Foreword - I. Newton Kugelmass
Foreword - Heinrich KIiiver
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Acknowledgments

I. HALLUCINOGENIC OR PSYCHOTOMIMETIC AGENTS: WHAT ARE THEY?
II. THE BOTANICAL DISTRIBUTION OF HALLUCINOGENS.
III. THE STRUCTURAL TYPES OF THE PRINCIPAL PLANT HALLUCINOGENS.
IV. PLANTS OF HALLUCINOGENIC USE.
V. PLANTS OF POSSIBLE OR SUSPECTED HALLUCINOGENIC USE.
VI. PLANTS WITH ALLEGED HALLUCINOGENIC EFFECTS.

Bibliography
Index

 
Description >
Definitive, masterful, wonderful coverage of the plant entheogens. Organized by botanical families, and well illustrated with drawings, photos, and chemical formulas. Much on ethnobotany, history, and chemistry as well. Many new intriguing species to explore; special chapters on possible new hallucinogens. Well referenced and indexed. Good match with Pharmacotheon, especially for great botanical illustrations. Highly recommended.
 
Reviews/Excerpts >
Excellent source of information on plant hallucinogens

The Second Edition of this book encompasses all of the advances that have been made in this field since publication of the original text. Newly discovered hallucinogenic plants have been incorporated into the discussions along with new information on some well-known drugs. The authors continue to focus on the botany and chemistry of hallucinogens, although they also consider ethnobotanical, historical, pharmacological and psychological aspects. Initial chapters delineate definition, botanical distribution, and structural types of hallucinogenic plants. Plants of known, possible and dubious hallucinogenic potential are then covered in separate sections. The bibliography for this new edition has been enlarged to accommodate all of the recent activity in botanical and chemical investigation of psychoactive plants. Readers will also appreciate the excellent illustrations that accompany the text. - Publisher

"With Forewords by I. Newton Kugelmass and Henrich Kluver. The Second Edition of this book encompasses all of the advances that have been made in this field since publication of the original text. Newly discovered hallucinogenic plants have been incorporated into the discussions along with new information on some well-known drugs. The authors continue to focus on the botany and chemistry of hallucinogens, although they also consider ethnobotanical, historical, pharmacological and psychological aspects. Initial chapters delineate definition, botanical distribution, and structural types of hallucinogenic plants. Plants of known, possible and dubious hallucinogenic potential are then covered in separate sections. The bibliography for this new edition has been enlarged to accommodate all of the recent activity in botanical and chemical investigation of psychoactive plants. Readers will also appreciate the excellent illustrations that accompany the text."   - Amazon Editorial

This book is a very extensive source of information about plant hallucinogens. It gives historical backgrounds on the plants used as hallucinogens. It also gives very extensive informaton about the molecules that are responsible for their hallucinogenic activity. It covers the molecular structures and their abundance in the plant sources. There is also information about how the plants are used as ethnobotanicals. I would suggest obtaining this book to anyone interested in ethnobotanicals.  - Amazon Review

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