Snu Voogelbreinder

Snu Voogelbreinder

Snu Voogelbreinder

Australian tobacco- and pituri-substitute plants: an overview

A great variety of plant species have been used by indigenous Australians as substitutes for tobacco and/or pituri, when the more desired plants were in short supply. We will look at each species recorded as having been used in this context, and explore their properties, chemistry and distribution, as well as  ethnobotanical uses of related species.

Snu researches and writes about psychoactive agents from the natural world, with one foot in science and the other in mystico-spirituality. He is best known as the author of Garden of Eden (2009), a review and examination of current knowledge in the field.