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Reference : HS 50

Author(s) : Sobiecki, J.F.
Title : A preliminary inventory of plants used for psychoactive purposes in southern Africa healing traditions. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 57, pp. 1, 24. (2002)
Reference HS 50 has information about 1 plants :
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(210), traditional healers and patients in South Africa drink bulb infusions of Boophone disticha to induce hallucinations for divinatory purposes, and also as a medicine to treat mental illness (from reference VP 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered