THE ENCHANTING NIGHTSHADES
Torsten will take you on a virtual garden tour of the nightshade family. Stunning images of flowers, fruits, whole plants and habitats will be accompanied by explanations of ethnobotanical uses from medicines to food and ornamentals to deadly poisons. It will cover rituals in cultures all around the world, the complex and varied pharmacology, obscure horticultural collectables, delicacies, media hysteria, and the amazing history of the humble potato.
TORSTEN is the owner of Shaman Australis Botanicals which specialises in the supply of shamanic and other ethnobotanical plants. He encourages individuals to learn about the plants that provide us with food and medicine so that the knowledge about them is kept alive and utilised. Torsten brings a scientific approach to herbs and plants that highlights their biology, chemistry and pharmacology, but in a way that is applicable to anyone and in everyday situations.