This list is somewhat new to me and well worth revisiting. Way more important though is the unexpected observation that your response to the herb needs to evolve and includes meditation. Sensitivity must almost be learned. Who might have thought that?
This implies that much of herbal healing needs to be folded in with a program of spiritual practice that enhances the response. A healer must also be a teacher.
This needs to be thought through in serious detail and carefully to create informed protocols. It has been there all along but overlooked..
3 Powerful Ancient Herbs to Raise Consciousness and Expand Awareness
But with that being said there is a special class of herbs and foods that are generally stronger and more pronounced in their effects and have long-recorded histories as powerful influencers of consciousness, awareness and our physical and mental state. These herbs and foods are frequently classified as medicinal and, if they are strong enough, psychedelic in the great herbal and ancient medical traditions of the East and West. Although some of the latter may be quite extreme in their effects, that’s not to say they are any better than the mellower plants and foods, but simply different. Generally speaking, something consumed everyday over the course of a lifetime or a few months or years will have a more permanent effect on the body and mind than something consumed once in a blue moon.