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~ Toé Negro ~
Teliostachya lanceolata in Amazonian Perú
Common Names in Amazonia
Toé Negro; Toé Brasilera; Maricahua.
General Comments: Uses and Preparation
|The Cocama Indians of the Peruvian Amazon use this plant as a hallucinogen and admixture in Ayahuasca preparations. Two branches or three leaves are boiled for over ten hours with ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi). When used alone, about ten leaves are gently boiled for seven hours. The psychoactive effects last for about three days, during which there is conversation with the spirit of the plant. Ingestion of this plant reportedly may cause loss of sight for three days.|
NOTE: Brugmansia, Datura and other tropane-bearing plants are potential very dangerous and can cause serious mental and physical reactions or death. Permanent mental damage can result from frequent or excessive use. These plants should not be consumed carelessly.
Schultes, R.E. and R. A. Raffauf. 1995. The Healing Forest: Medicinal and Toxic Plants of the Northwest Amazonia. Dioscorides Press. Hong Kong. p. 48.
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