Sunday, October 26, 2008

calea zacatechichi

I'd never heard of this plant until today. Here's a link to what has been an academic article (Mayagoitia 1986), but has lost its references - which is a pity because it appears to be essentially a review of the literature.

There's another reference to the plant here, (Rodrigues, 2006).

And of course you get some real down-and-dirty information at good old Erowid.

Sounds intriguing, anyhow, and we need some houseplants. I'm involved in a long running low-level battle with Herself to get rid of these fuck-awful vertical blinds we've got: they look like they belong in an office AND they take up the whole depth of the windowsill when they're open, so no room for houseplants. I like old fashioned nets. Why can't we have old fashioned nets?

Eliana Rodrigues; E A Carlini 2006 Plants with possible psychoactive effects used by the KrahĂ´ Indians, Brazil Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. vol.28 no.4

Mayagoitia L, Dias JL, Contreras CM.
1986 Psychopharmacologic analysis of an alleged oneirogenic plant: Calea zacatechichi. J Ethnopharmacol. 1986;18(3):229-43