Schultes – The Father of Ethnobotany

Schultes – The Father of Ethnobotany
Director Emeritus of the Botanical Museum of Harvard University, died on April 10 at the age of 86. Schultes was born in Boston and obtained his undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree at Harvard. Widely hailed as the “Father of Ethnobotany,” he...

Fabiana imbricata – Pichi Pichi

Fabiana imbricata – Pichi Pichi
FAMILY: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)GENUS: FabianaSPECIES: ImbricataCOMMON NAMES: Coa, Fabiana Bush, K’oa Santiago, Monte Derecho (Spanish, ‘right mountain’), Monte Negro (Spanish, ‘black mountain’), Peru False Heath, Peta, Pichi-Pichi,...

Traditional Salvia Divinorum Quid Preparation

Traditional Salvia Divinorum Quid Preparation
TRADITIONAL MAZATEC METHOD The two traditional Mazatec methods are quite inefficient in that they require many more leaves than do the other methods, but they are very safe! Traditionally the leaves are taken in a semi-darkened place as part of a healing or religious...

Vitis vinifera – Wine Grape

Vitis vinifera – Wine Grape
FAMILY: VitaceaeGENUS: VitisSPECIES: ViniferaCOMMON NAMES: Angur (Hindi), Draksha (Sanskrit), Grape, Grapevine, Gvid (Celtic, ‘bush’), ‘inab (Iraq), Khamr (Arabic), Palmes, Reba, Vitis Sativa (Latin), Weinranke, Zame Weinreben Vitis vinifera is a...

Lobelia inflata – Indian Tobacco

Lobelia inflata – Indian Tobacco
FAMILY: Campanulaceae GENUS: Lobelia SPECIES: Inflata COMMON NAMES: Indian tobacco, Pukeweed, Rapuntium inflatum, Asthma Weed, Gagroot, Vomitwort, Bladderpod, Eyebright Lobelia inflata is an annual or biennial herb which grows up to three feet tall. It has hairy green...
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