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de Souza RSO, de Albuquerque UP, Monteiro JM, de Amorim ELC. 
“Jurema-Preta (Mimosa tenuiflora [Willd.] Poir.): a Review of its Traditional Use, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology”. 
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. 2008 Sep-Oct;51(5):937-947.
Numerous plant species are used throughout the world to achieve the modified states of conscientiousness. Some of them have been used for the therapeutic purposes, such as Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd) Poir. (family Mimosaceae) known as “jurema-preta”, an hallucinogenic plant traditionally used for curing and divination by the Indians of northeastern Brazil. In this review, several aspects of the use, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of this plant are considered.
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