Identification of 5-hydroxy-tryptamine (bufotenine) in takini (Brosimum acutifolium Huber subsp acutifolium CC Berg, Moraceae), a shamanic potion used in the Guiana Plateau

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Moretti, Christian; Gaillard, Y.; Grenand, Pierre; Bevalot, F.; Prevosto, J.M.;
(2006)
  • Subject: bufotenine | 5 hydroxy tryptamine | takini | shamanism | amerindians | hallucinogenic beverage

This paper is the first thorough analysis of takini, a hallucinogen used by the shamans of several peoples in Suriname, French Guiana, and the region east of the Para in Brazil. The drug is contained in the latex of the Brosimum acutifolium tree, and until now, its psyc... View more
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