Thursday, March 10, 2005

Psychoactive plants in Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires city government did a census of the trees and plants in the city. The census found a few psychoactive plants that have a long history of shamanic use. (Gracias Ibarra!)

Datura arborea (Floripondio or Peruvian trumpets), rich in atropine and scopolamine (especially in the seeds), can be found at: Arquimedes 2258, Caracas 2458, Ferre 2610, Mendez de Andes 764, Mendez de Andes 771, Mom 2868, Puan 566, Quesada 2815, Dr. Nicolas Repetto 561, Tabare 1121, Felipe Vallese 1077, and Zamudio 3042. Regarding the use of these plants, it is worth reading Shulgin's word of caution.

There are also two trees of the Anadenanthera sp. identified as Curupay: Gavilan 4337, and Emilio Mitre 1326. I think this is the same as Cebil (Anadenanthera colubrina var. cebil), and in that case the seeds contain big amounts of 5-HO-DMT (bufotenine). Jonathan Ott has found over 3% bufotenine in Cebil seeds. Its shamanic use in America dates from over 3000 years ago. But bufotenine is not fun. In first place, it seems to be psychedelic only (if at all) at doses close to neurotoxic levels, and in second place the somatic effects are very unpleasant (nausea and suffocation). On the other hand, if it turned out to be Anadenanthera peregrina (Yopo or Cohoba), it should contain mainly 5-MeO-DMT and DMT, and that's a different story.

Other plants in the census that may be psychoactive are cestrum nocturnum (with scopolamine and atropine), and the acacias (some contain tryptamines). And, of course, the ipomoea violaceas growing on my balcony ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomas, sos una masa! que mono tan inteligente!

3/22/2005 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola Tomas! Yo no puedo conseguir las Ipomoeas en esta epoca...
Una lastima...

12/29/2005 12:39 PM  
Blogger Kaitos said...

oups! We've been discovered... Were did you get that information??? It suppoused to be clssified.
Please, don't tell Telermannnn... He would get nasty.

I worked some time in the GCBA as a sort of "Asesor Técnico del Arbolado Urbano" at CGP-9.
In "Secretaría de Espacios Verdes" don't even know which is a tree, and which a bush.
As usual.

You've a great Blog!!

(I suppoused you know Spanish... but I wanted to practice mi English, so... If I made any mistake, just tell me)

10/30/2006 4:15 AM  
Blogger Kaitos said...

Para los interesados, avisen, les digo dónde pueden conseguir mas material de forma sencilla... jejejeje


10/30/2006 4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay un árbol enorme en el Hospital de Escobar!!!

pd: Para los interesados, mi tío vende chupetines de droga

11/09/2006 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jojojo, la verdad que te pasaste con tan valiosa info, xD
Si por casualidad pasa algún proveedor por esta página que se comunique conmigo via mail a

2/15/2007 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cualquier datura ocea flropodiorojo roa violeta cualquira va amarillo estecetera me vas a lancera vale la pena

1/15/2012 10:33 PM  

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