A plant medicine can generally be classed as any plant that has medicinal properties for human beings. However, in today’s world the most common use of the words ‘plant medicine’ is in addressing the ancient and powerful medicines used by the world’s original peoples, most of which are psychoactive, inducing altered states of consciousness.
Since the turn of the millennium, an increasing number of Westerners has traveled to South America to discover the seemingly miraculous healing properties of the ancient Amazonian plant medicine, ayahuasca. This has created a global upsurge in interest surrounding not just this plant medicine, but a whole array of others used by the world’s indigenous peoples, including, but not limited to: sananga, rapé, Mapacho, San Pedro, Iboga, Peyote and Mescalito.
More and more people every day are becoming aware of the plant medicines used for health and longevity for thousands of years by indigenous peoples all around the globe. This shows a clear and viable route to health that is both alternative and complementary to the modern field of medicine that we know most intimately.
The Good, The Bad, and the Soul: Drug Interactions and Ayahuasca with Ben Malcolm
Pharmacologist Ben Malcolm explains the risks of drug and medication interactions with the psychedelic brew ayahuasca.Read More
The Traditional & Medicinal Use of Peyote in North America with Oscar Matzuwa
Oscar Matzuwa Valdez explains the history of Peyote, and the cosmology and rituals of the Wixarika (Huichol) people.Read More
Transforming Society’s Relationship with Psychoactive Plants with Benjamin de Loenen
Founder of ICEERS Benjamin de Loenen talks to us about his vision for a society that allows for the ethical use of plant medicines.Read More
Ayahuasca Traditions, Tourism & Ethics of Intercultural Encounters with Jerónimo M. M.
Ayahuasca researcher Jerónimo M.M. talks to us about how Western tourism has changed ayahuasca traditions, and what Western interest could mean for the future of ayahuasca.Read More
Ayahuasca and the Racial Divide with Tony Moss
Recording artist and producer Tony Moss shares his experience of racial bias in ayahuasca communities, and what we can do to overcome it.Read More
DMT, Ayahuasca & Paranormal Protection with Julian Palmer
Australian psychonaut, author, and filmmaker Julian Palmer shares details on how he came up with the smokable DMT blend called ‘changa,’ how he works with it and N,N-DMT, plus the tools he uses for protecting himself against paranormal intrusions while journeying.Read More
Microdosing Huachuma Cactus vs. Magic Mushrooms
Huachuma cactus and magic mushrooms are two popular plant medicines to microdose with. Which is the better choice for you?Read More
Microdosing Huachuma: Sacred Cactus of the Andes
Huachuma, or San Pedro, is a sacred cactus containing the psychedelic molecule mescaline. Can you microdose it? We cover the basics here.Read More
The Plant Spirit Summit 2021 Top Free Gifts
If you have enjoyed our speakers’ presentations at The Plant Spirit Summit, you’ll love these complimentary gifts they generously shared.Read More
Explore the Intersection of Psychedelics & Shamanism at The Plant Spirit Summit
A new paradigm of healing is emerging at the intersection of psychedelic medicine and ancestral shamanic healing… Psychedelic medicine has been pushed to the forefront as the new frontier in psychotherapy, a new solution to the global mental health crisis. Psychotherapists might say that its cause is widespread trauma, the outcome of an increasingly unequal…Read More