Article date: 1991/2/1
PubMed ID: 2023425
Journal name: Journal of ethnopharmacology (ISSN: 0378-8741)
The paper includes literary data on the use of Amanita muscaria in Siberia and North-East Asia as well as information collected from ethnographers investigating these areas during the past decades. A survey is given on the cases and rules of Amanita muscaria consumption and the ways of its administration. The peoples having the tradition of Amanita muscaria consumption were aware of its different psychotrophic qualities and were able to use for several purposes. The fungus has been used by them as a psychostimulant having a simultaneous effect on several psychic functions.
Author List: Saar M
Publication Types: Journal Article
Substances mentioned in the article: Psychotropic Drugs;
Mesh terms: Amanita; Asia; Humans; Medicine, Traditional; Psychotropic Drugs; Religion and Medicine; Siberia;