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The Khanyisa Psychoactive Healing Garden


A Better Life through Traditional Knowledge


South Africa’s wealth in psychoactive healing plants remains poorly studied, and there is great potential for us to use these plants healing properties to better manage the rising stresses of modern day living.


This has inspired Jean-Francois Sobiecki, a South African ethnobotanist (medicinal plant researcher), to create the Khanyisa psychoactive healing garden project to document and preserve South Africa’s traditional medicinal psychoactive plant knowledge and provide a unique space for healing with holistic medicine. See for the latest on the project. Jean is incepting an NPO in order to attract international support and collboration for ethnopharmacology studies as well as healing projects around traditional medicines from the garden. Details on his NPO will be made available shortly. Watch this space.


Jean launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to raise awareness for this project in 2013 that was well received. See the project’s Indiegogo Campaign @


Thank you to the Gold patrons who have contributed to becoming South African Indigenous medicinal plant knowledge preservers: 

Justin Peterson
8215 Grape Arbor ct NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
United States.

Rick Doblin (MAPS)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

RB-South Africa.

Jaime Torres Romero and Dr Jacques Mabit: Takiwasi traditional medicines research and addiction treatment centre, Peru.


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