- Grand Valley State University
- University Honors Program
- University Honors Program 242
- Psychoactive Plants
Last Modified: 2011-05-27
Exceptions: THCS, Alcohol
thorn apple, mandrake, belladonna, henbane
incan: hunger relief, chewed w/ ash, lime
banned by Spanish
analgesic properties, stimulant properties
local anesthetic, treatment of colds
alkaloid isolated in 1828
Effective insecticide, carcinogenic compounds
one of the most toxic plant products
"the one plant for all human needs"
fiber, nutritious seeds, oil
60 cannabinoids (phenolics)
THC = psychoactive component
used for at least 2000 years
components: methyisticin: lactone
induces sleep, eases pain, euphoria
alkaloids: atropine, scopolamine, hyoscyamine
atropine: used to treat motion sickness
two faced, has health benifits, can be deadly
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