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co·ho·ba

(kō-hō'bă),
A psychotomimetic hallucinogenic substance obtained from Acacia niopo (family Leguminosae), a Central American plant, Piptadenia peregrina, and other plants; among its constituents are bufotenine and dimethyltryptamine; used in native localities as snuff or enema.

cohoba

A hallucinogen obtained from the bark of the Anadenanthera tree, Acacia niopo, Piptadenia peregrina, and other plants; cohoba is ingested in Central America as a snuff or as an enema.
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Other DMT containing preparations, delivered as snuffs and smoked, such as Virola and Cohoba, have been used in Middle America, and Caribbean and Amazonian shamanic cultures for centuries and continue to this day.
La confianza que le tenian los indigenas a iconos beneficos conocidos como cemis, dio paso al cristianismo, asi como sus ceremonias cohoba inducidas por alucinogenos, que se creia ponian al chaman en contacto con el mundo espiritual.
Identity of cohoba, the narcotic snuff of ancient Haiti.
In 1916, Safford provided evidence that snuffs being recognized variously by the terms yopo, niopo, yupa, yupa, wilca and cohoba were all derived from the seeds of the same leguminous tree, Anandenantheraperegrina (Safford 1916).
Mas adelante confirmaremos que el abuelo de Sara no puede recordar su expedicion porque los indios tainos han borrado sus memorias del evento utilizando el polvo de la cohoba.
In the quiet of the pool of still water the air was filled with dreams: areyto singing and dancing before the Indian chief's caney, batu games amidst contented cheers, the cohoba smoking ceremony before the sacred cemis; Indian women knitting their naguas, grating cassava, toasting cassava bread; warriors carving their axes before the imminence of a great guasabara ritual war; Naboria Indians making canoes, fishing in the river, hunting in the forest.
Aun, hoy en dia, el chaman (guia espiritual y medico) de los yanomamis en el Amazonas venezolano consume el yopo o cohoba con ese motivo.
Afterward, Chief Speaker lights up his most potent cohoba.