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, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 212–218 | Cite as

Ethnopharmacological table on some reputedly psychoactive fumigatories among Middle and South American natives

  • P. A. G. M. De Smet
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Abstract

Data on the ethnopharmacology of ritual fumigatories in Middle and South America are summarized in table format. A literature search has yielded twenty-two plant species belonging to fifteen different genera as established or suggested ingredients of ritual fumigatories among the natives in these regions. Seven species contain a psychoactive principle and may very well be effective when smoked, six species contain a psychoactive principle but their efficacy when smoked is uncertain, and nine plants have not been adequately proved to contain a psychoactive principle.

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  1. 1.Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of PharmacyJL The HagueThe Netherlands

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