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Palqui Cestrum parqui

Palqui Cestrum parqui

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It is used in different ways in different regions of South America. In fact, it is smoked or infused like tea. In southern Chile it is considered a sacred plant and is used as protection against foreign shamans or sorcerers, and also to ward off the "evil eye" and used in cleansing ceremonies.

In Colombia, the leaves are crushed and infused in water for experiences like Ayahuasca. It is important to note that this plant can be toxic if consumed in large quantities and its use can cause side effects. It is therefore strongly recommended not to consume it without the advice of a specialist.

Regarding cultivation, it is quite simple, it does not fear frost and prefers partial shade in summer . It can reach a height of 2 meters and blooms in summer with yellow flowers. It is often used as an ornamental plant for its pleasant scent at night.

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Available for shipping: End of April to November
Adult size: 3m
Water requirement: Very little
Exposure: Part shade to sunny

Important note

The information provided above is only anecdotal and related to ethnobotany and the collection. Of course it is forbidden to consume any product that could have any psychotropic effect!

How to cultivate it?

Palqui, also known as Cestrum parqui, is a perennial plant native to South America. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, which also includes plants like tomato, potato and belladonna. The leaves and bark of this plant contain alkaloids, chemical compounds that can have effects on the nervous system.

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