Abuse of plant drugs

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Dependence on plant drugs

Since so many plants contain chemicals which affect the human organism, abuse of plant drugs may be unintentional, i.e. through the unwitting ingestion of natural toxic plant substances. Typical drug reactions may also occur as a result of ingesting chemical fungicides, pesticides or other chemical preparations applied to plants. Many of these chemicals interfere with important enzyme systems and induce neurometabolic disorder. However, some plants yield psychoactive substances with little or no processing and may be readily abused.

Broader Problems:
Drug dependence
Substance abuse
Related Problems:
Abuse of prescription drugs
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST