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This Acanthaceae, known as toe negro (cf. Brugmansia suaveolens) , is used by the Colombian Kokama Indians both as an ayahuasca additive and as a psychoactive substance in its own right. For this purpose, ten leaves are boiled for seven hours over a low flame. The effects are said to be strong. A person loses his or her vision for three days, but during this time he or she can communicate with the spirit of the plant (Schultes 1972, 139*). Chemical studies of the plant have demonstrated that the leaves are devoid of alkaloids (Ott 1993, 402*). The plant is added to ayahuasca only when it is intended for use in "witchcraft" (Duke and Vasquez 1994, 167*).
<div>suaveolens) , is used by the Colombian</div>
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<div>and as a psychoactive substance in its own right.</div>
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<div>For this purpose, ten leaves are boiled for seven</div>
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<div>hours over a low flame. The effects are said to be</div>
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<div>strong. A person loses his or her vision for three</div>
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<div>days, but during this time he or she can communicate</div>
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<div>with the spirit of the plant (Schultes</div>
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<div>1972, 139*). Chemical studies of the plant have</div>
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<div>demonstrated that the leaves are devoid of alkaloids</div>
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<div>(Ott 1993, 402*). The plant is added to</div>
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<div>ayahuasca only when it is intended for use in</div>
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<div>"witchcraft" (Duke and Vasquez 1994, 167*).</div>
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This Acanthaceae, known as toe negro (cf. Brugmansia suaveolens) , is used by the Colombian Kokama Indians both as an ayahuasca additive and as a psychoactive substance in its own right. For this purpose, ten leaves are boiled for seven hours over a low flame. The effects are said to be strong. A person loses his or her vision for three days, but during this time he or she can communicate with the spirit of the plant (Schultes 1972, 139*). Chemical studies of the plant have demonstrated that the leaves are devoid of alkaloids (Ott 1993, 402*). The plant is added to ayahuasca only when it is intended for use in "witchcraft" (Duke and Vasquez 1994, 167*).

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