psychoactive plant

psychoactive plant
   The term psychoactive plant comes from the Greek noun psuchè (life breath, spirit, soul, mind) andtheLatinadjectiveactivus (active). It is used as a generic term for plants which contain one or more substances which, in a sufficiently high dose, have the potential to alter the user's state of consciousness. A person intentionally employing psychoactive plants for the purpose of exploring the psyche may be called a * psychonaut.
   Rudgley, R. (1998). The encyclopaedia of psy-choactive substances. London: Little, Brown and Company.

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