• Wed, Aug 8 2012

Natural High: Plant-Based Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of

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Before bath salts and Breaking Bad, there were plant-based hallucinogens, and they weren’t used as a cure for boredom: Many of them were (and still are) used to achieve a natural high in the pursuit of religion.

In this week’s episode of Holy Facts, Gotham Chopra explores some natural drugs that you’ve probably never heard of, like like Ayahuasca, Peyote, and the Iboga plant. We won’t say that they’re a “healthy” way to spend your time, but it is interesting to learn how other cultures have used the natural drugs to experience a spirituality…or, just to get through childbirth. Check it out:

Photo: flickr user fluffisch

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