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Argyreia nervosa originally comes from Indonesia and Sri Lanka and has ayurvedic applications since ancient times, Indians Kahunas of Hawaii and Polynesia divination used it as a sacrament was also used as a substitute for cannabis and as aphrodisiac. It is now mainly used for its psychedelic properties, due to the active substance LSA.
Cebil / Curupay (Anadenanthera colubrina)Anadenanthera The generic name means "without glands on the anthers" and colubrina epithet refers to the toxicity of its seeds. Its effects are very similar to yopo.The use of powder obtained from the seeds as a hallucinogen curupay cebil or in tribal rites and ceremonies, dates back centuries.
The Ephedra plant belongs to the gnetum family (gnetaceae). It is an erect, broom-like shrub, 60 cm (2 ft) high. The leafless stems are pale green when young and olive brown with age. Male and female flowers are found on seperate plants.