Plant Intoxicants

A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
By (author) Baron Ernst von Bibra
Plant Intoxicants
A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants
By (author) Baron Ernst von Bibra

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Pages : 288

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892814985

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : February 01, 1995

Format : Paperback Book

This pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society, initially published in 1855, is one of the first books to examine the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of the world’s major stimulants and inebriants. It presents a fascinating panorama of the world-wide use of psychoactive plants in the nineteenth century.
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About Plant Intoxicants

This pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society, initially published in 1855, is one of the first books to examine the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of the world’s major stimulants and inebriants. It presents a fascinating panorama of the world-wide use of psychoactive plants in the nineteenth century.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Plant Intoxicants
A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants

Foreword by Martin Haseneier
Preface
1.  Coffee
2.  Coffee Leaves
3.  Tea
4.  Paraguayan Tea
5.  Guarana
6.  Chocolate
7.  Fahan Tea
8.  Khat
9.  Fly Agaric
10. Thornapple
11. Coca
12. Opium
13. Lactucarium
14. Hashish
15. Tobacco
16. Betel and Related Substances
17. Arsenic
Conclusion
Technical Notes by Jonathan Ott
Works Cited in Technical Notes
Index

Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Plant Intoxicants illustrates an enchanting universal use of psychoactive plants in the nineteenth century. Von Bibra brings to the subject a keen intellect, an engaging sense of humor, and a refreshing open-mindedness unusual for his, or any other time."

The Reader's Review



"An excellent work covering a fascinating and sometimes controversial subject. Recommended."

Critical Review



"An entertaining journey into von Bibra's 19th-century examination of the cultivation and use of stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. Ethnobotanist Jonathan Ott, considered to be von Bibra's contemporary counterpart, complements the author's work with an extensive annotation."

Napra Review



“...this book remains an important cultural artifact. Although the chemical and cultural understandings of the plant intoxicants he discusses have moved on, it still remains a valuable text to the drug historian and, moreover, it is a genre defining pharmacography.”
Psychedelic Press UK, January 2013

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