Encyclopaedia of Psychoactive Plants - Volume 2

Christian Rätsch, Markus Berger

  • Volume 2 of the masterpiece by Christian Rätsch
  • New plants, new research
  • All you need to know about botany, cultivation, dosage, substance, usage, and effects
Deutscher Gartenbuchpreis Dennenlohe 2023
ISBN: 978-3-03902-084-3
Cover: Hardback with jacket
Extent: 800 pages
Weight: 2631 g
Format: 19.5 cm x 26.5 cm
Numerous colour photos, ribbon
Right sold: All rights available
129,00 EUR

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The world-class reference manual on psychotropic ethnobotany further expanded: volume 2 of the »Encyclopaedia of Psychoactive Plants« comprises more than 500 new plants, fungi, lichen, and bacteria in more than 140 monographs – from acacia to zornia, from agrocybe to xanthoparmelia – as well as the latest research results on plants presented in volume 1. It includes a listing of more than 350 additional psychoactive plants the potential of which still needs to be explored. In addition, the author explains the cultural history of psychoactive plants as well as their influence on the visual arts, music, and literature. The masterpiece is rounded off with recently indexed plant and fungus products along with explanations about their most important secondary metabolites, plus a comprehensive bibliography. A must have for anyone interested in psychoactive agents.

Christian Rätsch: PhD, ethnologist and ethno-pharmacologist, lecturer and author. Studies in ancient American studies, ethnology, and folklore. Many years of research on Shamanic cultures worldwide and their use of psychoactive plants.

Markus Berger: Creative artist, ethno-pharmacologist, and drug researcher.