Torsten is the owner of Shaman Australis Botanicals, which specialises in the supply of shamanic and other ethnobotanical plants. He also runs The Corroborree forums and an associated Facebook group to encourage the exchange of information about ethnobotanical plants. Torsten brings a scientific approach to herbs and plants that highlights their biology, chemistry and pharmacology in a way that is accessible to everyone in their daily lives.
Torsten is dedicated to conservation, having established the team that brought kratom and iboga plants out of obscurity to Australia and the rest of the western world. His main interests are psychoactive and poisonous plants, with a recent focus on cannabis farming for terpenes.