SCIRPUS ATROVIRENS "brilliantly colored"

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  1. genaro

    genaro Iridium Member

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    From "Natural Drugs v1.0" :


    SCIRPUS ATROVIRENS - Cyperaceae (Bakana)
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    RITUAL EMPLOYMENT:


    One of the most powerful herbs of the Tarahumara of Mexico is apparently a
    species of Scirpus. Some medicine men carry Bakana to relieve pain. The
    tuberous underground part is believed to cure insanity, and the whole plant
    is a protector of those suffering from mental ills.


    USAGE:


    The tuberous root of this plant is used, exact preparation is not known.


    ACTIVE PRINCIPLES:


    Alkaloids have been reported from Scirpus as well as from the related genus
    Cyperus.


    EFFECTS:


    The intoxication which it induces enables Indians to travel far and wide,
    talk with dead ancestors, and see brilliantly colored visions.


    DANGERS:


    Use not recommended, too few is known about this plant.


    SOURCES:


    Unfortunately none known.





    This one sounds like a very interesting psychedelic entheogen. I'm very curious about it unfortunately I never found any source for it...any info ?Edited by: genaro
     
  2. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Check 'plants of the gods'. Don't have that book around, but it's in there. Seems to be a dangerous one, with interesting qualities.