Find inspiration, creativity and joy in plant medicine to enhance our conscious states. At this talk neuroscientist Professor Elaine Perry explores safe medicinal plants like skullcap to enhance perception, blue lotus (pictured) to expand inspiration and even mugwort to transform dreams and frankincense to evoke spiritual states.
Discover the lab studies and active ingredients – like those in hop that are similar to those in cannabis and in passionflower that are also found in the South American ayahuasca brew. See how in human studies valerian increases dream intensity and cacao boosts creative cognition. Find out how to obtain and use each plant and grow many yourself. (Magical Botanical is the title of a new book coming out soon).
Note that anyone on medication should consult a professional medical or medical herbalist before using a plant medicine.