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Psychotria viridis
Psychotria viridis berry.jpg
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Angiosperms
Unranked Eudicots
Unranked Asterids
Order Gentianales
Family Rubiaceae
Genus Psychotria
Species P. viridis
Common nomenclature
Synonyms P. psychotriaefolia[1]
Common names Chacruna, chacrona
Constituents
Active constituents DMT, NMT

Psychotria viridis (commonly known as Chacruna) is a plant in the Psychotria genus and the Rubiaceae family.

Habitat

Chemistry

The leaves contain 0.1 to 0.61% N,N-DMT among trace amount of other alkaloids such as MMT and MTHC.[1]

A shaman preparing the Ayahuasca brew by mixing chacruna leaves with ayahuasca (B. caapi) barks.

Usage

In different tribes

Cofán

Quechua

Jivaro

Secoya

Cayapa

Colorado

Auca

See also

External links

Literature

  • Der Marderosian, Ara H., et al. 1970. The use and hallucinatory principles of a psychoactive beverage of the Cashinahua tribe (Amazonia basin). Drug Dependence 5:7–14.
  • Pinkley, Homer V. 1969. Etymology of Psychotria in view of a new use of the genus. Rhodora 71:535–40.
  • Prance, G. T., and A. E. Prance. 1970. Hallucinations in Amazonia. Garden Journal 20:102–7.
  • Russo, Ethan B. 1992. Headache treatments by native peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon: A preliminary cross-disciplinary assessement. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 36:192–206.
  • 1997. An investigation of psychedelic plants and compounds for activity in serotonin receptor assays for headache treatment and prophylaxis. MAPS 7 (1): 4–8.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants