Podcast Show 179: Herb Lab – Ayahuasca and other Psychedelic Plants

Psychedelic plants have been a part of our human heritage since we first rocked in the unsteady cradle of civilization. Last time we talked with Nick Polizzi, author of books like The Sacred Science, documentary filmmaker and explorer of ancient medicines about our culture’s fascination in hallucinogenic herbal traditions. This time we are exploring more psychoactive herbs, how they have been used and abused, and their effect on the modern world.

Be sure to visit the Practical Herbalist website for recipes and further information on the herbs discussed in this podcast. Real Herbalism Radio podcast show notes always include a list of links or go to www.thepracticalherbalist.com and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.

Cocoa tree

San Pedro



Psychedelic mushrooms



Brugmansia subolense (Toé)


Tell us about your Ayahuasca Experience:

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Nick Polizzi

Nick Polizzi is the founder of The Sacred Science, a website and blog dedicated to explorations of alternative healing modalities and indigenous healing traditions. His work stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world. He has spent his career directing and producing feature-length documentaries about holistic alternatives to conventional medicine; most recently, Nick directed The Tapping Solution and co-edited Simply Raw – Raw for 30 Days. He is the author of The Sacred Cookbook and The Sacred Science – An Ancient Healing Path for the Modern World.

You can find Nick at:

The Sacred Science website

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