Covering a variety of ingredients, together with opium, cocaine, espresso, tobacco, kola, and betelnut, from prehistory to the current day, this new version has been greatly up-to-date, with an up-to-date bibliography and new chapters on hashish and khat. Consuming Habits is the suitable better half for all these drawn to how diversified cultures have outlined medicines around the ages.
Psychoactive components were principal to the formation of civilizations, the definition of cultural identities, and the expansion of the area economic system. The labelling of those components as 'legal' or 'illegal' has diverted realization clear of figuring out their vital cultural and ancient function. This assortment explores the wealthy analytical classification of psychoactive ingredients from demanding old and anthropological views.
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