WHY PSYCHĒ PLANTS?
For millennia, psychoactive plants and fungi have played a major role in ceremonial practices in indigenous and pre-industrial societies. Today there is a growing interest in these ethnobotanicals for personal growth, healing, and spirituality. Some plant materials are also found as ingredients in ‘legal highs’ that are sold under different brand names in smart shops.
In order for people interested in having experiences with these plants to make responsible decisions, and for health professionals to have the ability to best support them, it’s important to foster greater understand of their cultural/historic background, current contexts of use, pharmacology, psychological effects, and legality. PsychēPlants offers evidence-based information and e-health support for the general public, people considering using (or who have used) traditional psychoactive plants, and for health care professionals.