Ethnobotanical seedsEthnobotany is the study of the relationship between plants and people: "ethno" is the study of people and "botany" is the study of plants. Ethnobotany is the interdisciplinary study of the relations between plants and cultures. We offer ethnobotanical seeds from rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or ritual uses ("Sacred Plants").
Argyreia nervosa (Hawaiian baby woodrose)
Argyreia nervosa, better known as Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, is a climbing vine that is native to the Indian subcontinent and introduced to numerous areas worldwide, including Hawaii, Africa and the Caribbean. A. nervosa seeds contain various ergoline alkaloids, such as ergine (LSA), which can produce psychedelic effects.
Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as caapi or yajé, is a jungle vine native to the Amazon rainforest which is commonly used for its MAO-inhibiting properties as the basis of ayahuasca. In addition to its hypnotic effect, caapi is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of parasites and helping the digestive tract.
Catha edulis (khat)
Catha edulis (khat, qat, or "edible kat") is a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Among communities from these areas, khat chewing has a history as a social custom dating back thousands of years.
Ipomoea tricolor (Morning Glory)
10 grams seedpack
Ipomoea tricolor (Morning Glory) is a plant native to the New World tropics, and widely cultivated and naturalised elsewhere. The seeds contain ergoline alkaloids such as the psychedelic ergonovine and ergine (LSA) and are used as psychedelics. The seeds of morning glory can produce a similar effect to LSD when taken in large doses.
Leonotis leonurus (wild dagga)
The flowers of Leonotis leonurus (wild dagga or lion's tail), a plant species in the Lamiaceae (mint) family, have a calming effect when smoked or drunk as tea. Some users state that the effects are similar to the effects of cannabis, but milder.
Leonotis nepetifolia (klip dagga)
Leonotis nepetifolia, also known as klip dagga or lion's ear, is closely related to wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus). Effects are said to be similar to those of cannabis, though not as strong.
Mimosa hostilis (jurema)
Mimosa hostilis root bark mimosa is widely used in making of analog ayahuasca brews such as Juremahuasca or Mimohuasca. The primary active ingredient in this part of the plant is N,N-DMT and there is also a small amount of β-carbolines.
Nymphaea caerulea (blue lotus)
Nymphaea caerulea, also known as the blue lotus or sacred blue lily, is a water-lily originating along the Nile and other locations in East Africa. The effects of the Blue lotus are both narcotic and euphoric, while slightly hallucinogenic at higher doses.
Papaver somniferum (opium poppy)
5 grams seeds
Papaver somniferum, the Opium poppy, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. Opium is the source of many narcotics, including morphine (and its derivative heroin), thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates.
Rivea corymbosa (Ololiuhqui)
Rivea corymbosa is a species of morning glory native throughout Latin America. It contains LSA, an akaloid similar in action to LSD. Its seeds and the drug they contain are known as ololiuhqui or ololiuqui.
10 grams seeds
Voacanga africana is a small tropical tree, the bark and seeds of which contain voacangine and voccamine, which are chemically related to ibogaine. In Africa this tree is used for its stimulating, aphrodisiac and psychedelic effects.