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Simon’s Guide To Legal Psychedelics

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Psychedelic drugs are substances “causing effects on the mind, such as feelings of deep understanding or unusually strong experiences of colour, sound, taste, and touch” – as defined by the Cambridge dictionary.

The word psychedelic stems from ancient Greek, as a combination of psychē (soul, mind) and dēloun (to make visible, to reveal). Together, they are most often translated as mind-revealing.

This name refers to the deep understanding, the increased sense of consciousness caused by such substances. It is a widespread belief that psychedelic substances enable the user to discover more about their mind, seeing it figuratively and, in a way, quite literally.

Psychedelic, when applied to art, clothing or similar items, also means resembling the experience caused by psychedelic substances. This includes both bright colours and curious patterns.

There are many substances that have a psychedelic effect on the user. The most well-known are LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline and DMT. There are both synthetic and natural, as well as legal and illegal psychedelics. This guide introduces natural psychedelics that are legal in some countries or all over the world.

 

Summary:

 

Effects of psychedelics

 

There are several different chemical compounds which cause psychedelic effects. Most of these act by influencing the serotonin levels of the users; either by releasing serotonin (empathogens) or by acting as an agonist to serotonin receptors (serotonergics).

The effects caused by different psychedelic substances are basically similar, though there are marked differences in the strength of the various effects.

The main reason for the consumption of psychedelic substances is the visual hallucination. Visual effects can range from geometric patterns to whole scenarios. The experience is characterised by bright colours and swirling forms, sometimes accompanied by auditory effects and synesthesia.

Other cognitive effects of psychedelic drugs include euphoria and an altered state of consciousness. Conceptual thinking is enhanced, and users feel disassociated from themselves, sometimes to the point of “ego death”. This enables them to view their own thoughts and mind as an outsider would, hence the “mind-revealing” .

Physical effects caused by psychedelic substances include pupil dilation and increased heart rate. The latter is connected to the stimulating effects of these substances, which makes users feel more energetic. Consumption of certain psychedelic drugs also causes nausea and vomiting, though this purging is often considered a positive effect.

Natural psychedelics and tradition

 

There are several synthetic and natural psychedelic substances. The latter are generally considered safer, with fewer negative side-effects. They are also legally available in several countries.

Natural psychedelics have been used for spiritual, ritualistic purposes for several centuries. Psychedelic drugs used in a mystical context are often referred to as entheogens.

Entheogens have traditionally been used by shamans of indigenous tribes to commune with spirits and discover maladies of both body and soul. Even today, there are certain religions such as the Native American Church that use psychedelic substances for such purposes. These organisations are often exempt from bans on substances otherwise illegal in the country.


Magic mushroom and magic truffle

Image of several magic mushrooms.
Magic mushroom

 

Magic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin mushrooms are among the most well-known plants with psychedelic effects.

Magic mushrooms and magic truffles – the “underground version” of the former – are rather potent ethnobotanicals.

Psilocybin and psilocin are considered the main active ingredients of the mushrooms, though other compounds contribute to the effects as well.

The legal status of magic mushrooms is rather complicated. They are illegal in several countries, though truffles and grow kits are legally available. Check the legal status of magic mushrooms broken down by type and country in my magic mushroom guide.


Buy magic mushroom – US

Magic mushrooms and magic truffles are illegal in the US. Grow kits and spores are illegal as well.

Buy magic mushroom – Europe

You can buy magic truffles and grow kits and spores legally in many European countries. I recommend the following place:

Buy magic mushroom /shipped from the Netherlands/


Click here to check out my guide about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of magic mushrooms and magic truffles.



Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Amanita muscaria mushrooms
Fly agaric

 

Amanita muscaria or fly agaric is also a mushroom with psychedelic effects. It is often used as a substitute for magic mushrooms.

The main active ingredient in fly agaric is muscimol. The mushroom has a sacred significance in Siberia; where it was reportedly fed to reindeer after which their urine was drank (the method was used to negate the side-effects).

Amanita muscaria is legal in most countries, except for the Netherlands, Romania and Louisiana. The state of Louisiana only bans Amanita muscaria, not Amanita pantherina, a variation with different colours but similar effects.

 


Buy Amanita muscaria – US

If you’re interested, you can buy fly agaric and fly agaric extract from this US online shop:

Buy fly agaric  /shipped from the US/
Buy Fly agaric extract/shipped from the US/

 

Buy Amanita muscaria – Europe 

Currently, I can not recommend any European vendors.

 


Click here to check out my guide about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of Amanita muscaria.

 



Ayahuasca

 

A pot of ayahuasca brew, made from Psychotria viridis
Ayahuasca (psychotria viridis)

Ayahuasca is possibly the most widely used entheogen in shamanistic rituals. It is not a single plant, but a brew consisting of multiple substances.

The traditional ingredients used to create Ayahuasca are Psychotria viridis and Banisteriopsis caapi. The former contains DMT, which is the main active ingredient in ayahuasca.

However, DMT is quickly metabolised by monoamine oxidases in the human gut. To experience its effects, a MAO inhibitor such as Banisteriopsis caapi is necessary.

The plants used to make ayahuasca are legal in most countries, though the extraction and possession of DMT is often prohibited.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of ayahuasca.


Buy ayahuasca – Europe

In Europe you can buy ayahuasca kits containing all the necessary ingredients, I recommend the following place:

Buy ayahuasca /shipped from the Netherlands/

Buy ayahuasca – US

In the US, due to government raids, you can no longer buy Ayahuasca kits. But you can still buy the plants separately. I recommend the following places.



Hawaiian baby woodrose

Close-up of the Hawaiian baby woodrose plant.
Hawaiian baby woodrose

 

Hawaiian baby woodrose (Argyreia nervosa) is a climbing vine native to India.

The main active ingredient in the Hawaiian baby woodrose is believed to be LSA. LSA is a precursor to LSD, which makes its extraction and possession illegal in most countries. However, the plant itself is generally legal.

Though structurally similar, the effects of LSA differ from those of LSD. The cognitive state induced by LSA is more clear-headed, and the effects are generally milder.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of the Hawaiian baby woodrose. 


Buy Hawaiian baby woodrose US

LSA containing plants are no longer sold by US vendors.

Buy Hawaiian baby woodrose Europe, Netherlands

If you’re interested, you can buy Hawaiian baby woodrose here:

Buy Hawaiian baby woodrose /shipped from the Netherlands/

 



Mimosa hostilis

Mimosa hostilis plant
Mimosa hostilis

 

Mimosa hostilis, also called jurema is a tree native to Brazil. Leaves, bark and roots of Mimosa hostilis have traditionally been used for various medical purposes.

The main active ingredient in Mimosa hostilis is, similarly to Psychotria viridis, DMT. DMT is not active orally by itself, only when taken in combination with a MAO inhibitor such as Banisteriopsis caapi.

Though Mimosa hostilis is not traditionally used to create ayahuasca, it has practically the same effects. Concoctions made from Mimosa hostilis and a MAOI are called ayahuasca analogues, or “anahuasca”.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of the Mimosa hostilis. 


Buy Mimosa hostilis US

Currently, I can not recommend any US vendors.

Buy Mimosa hostilis Europe, Netherlands

I recommend the following Dutch vendor if you are planning to order Mimosa hostilis from a European vendor.

Buy Mimosa hostilis /shipped from the Netherlands/

 



Chacruna

 

Close-up of the Psychotria viridis plant
Psychotria viridis

Chacruna (Psychotria viridis) is one of the traditional ingredients used for preparing ayahuasca.

The main active ingredient in Psychotria viridis is DMT. DMT is not active orally by itself, only when taken in combination with a MAO inhibitor. The MAOI traditionally used with Chacruna is Banisteriopsis caapi, also called ayahuasca vine.

Psychotria viridis is not a controlled plant in most countries. However, extraction of its DMT content of the plant are generally illegal.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of chacruna. 


Buy chacruna US

If you’re interested,I recommend  buying Psychotria viridis here:

Buy chacruna /shipped from the US/

Buy chacruna Europe, Netherlands

Recommended vendor to buy chacruna online in Europe:

Buy chacruna /shipped from the Netherlands/

 

 



Chaliponga

Chaliponga branch and leaves
Diplopterys cabrerana

 

Chaliponga (Diplopterys cabrerana) is one of the traditional ingredients used for preparing ayahuasca. It is used as a substitute for chacruna.

The main active ingredient in chaliponga is DMT. DMT is not active orally by itself, only when taken in combination with a MAO inhibitor (except for very large DMT doses). The MAOI traditionally used with chaliponga is Banisteriopsis caapi, also called ayahuasca vine.

Diplopterys cabrerana is not a controlled plant in most countries. However, extraction of its DMT content is generally illegal.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of chaliponga. 


Buy chaliponga US

I currently can not recommend any US shops, that would sell it.

Buy chaliponga Europe, Netherlands

If you’re interested, you can buy Diplopterys cabrerana here:

Buy chaliponga /shipped from the Netherlands/

 



San Pedro cactus

San Pedro cactus in bloom
San Pedro cacti in bloom

 

The San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi) is one of several cacti with mescaline content. Others include peyote and the Bolivian torch.

Mescaline is a controlled substance in most countries, illegal to possess or to sell.
The plant itself is not illegal, however, and it is often kept for ornamental, decorational purposes.

The cactus may be consumed by simply chewing, pulverising it, or in the form of a tea. The taste of San Pedro cactus is reported to be rather unpleasant no matter the method, but the effects are worth it.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of San Pedro cactus. 


Buy San Pedro cactus – US

Currently I can not recommend any legal high shop that would sell San pedro in the USA.

Buy San Pedro cactus – Europe, Netherlands

Not many places sell this plant in Europe. However, there is one shop in the Netherlands, which I an recommend:

Buy San Pedro cactus /shipped from the Netherlands/

 



Peyote

 

Flowering peyote cactus
Peyote cactus

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is one of several cacti with mescaline content. Others include the San Pedro cactus and the Bolivian torch.

Mescaline is a controlled substance in most countries. However, mescaline containing cacti are not illegal, though the legal status of its prepared forms is unclear.

The peyote cactus has been used extensively in shamanistic rituals for thousands of years. It is still considered sacred by members of the Native American Church, who are exempt from the ban on consuming the mescaline.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of peyote.


Buy peyote US

Only legal for religious use by the Native American Church.

Buy peyote Europe, Netherlands

I recommend the following place to buy peyote cactus:

Buy peyote /shipped from the Netherlands/



Trichocereus bridgesii

Trichocereus bridgesii in a pot
Trichocereus bridgesii

 

Trichocereus bridgesii, also called achuma or Bolivian torch is one of several cacti with mescaline content. Others include the San Pedro cactus and peyote.

Mescaline is a controlled substance in most countries.

However, achuma is not illegal, though the legal status of cactus parts prepared for human consumption is unclear.

Trichocereus bridgesii is mainly used for ornamental purposes. Like the San Pedro cactus, it may be consumed by itself or in the form of a tea.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of achuma.


Buy achuma US

No US vendors at the time of the writing.

Buy achuma Europe, Netherlands

I recommend ordering Trichocereus bridgesii from the following Europe online shop:

Buy achuma /shipped from the Netherlands/



Yopo

 

Anadenanthera peregrina or yopo with seed pods
Anadenanthera peregrina or yopo

Yopo (Anadenanthera peregrina) is a tree native to South America. The beans of yopo are used to create the snuff of the same name.

The beans contain DMT, which, while not active orally, has mild psychoactive effects when insufflated. Yopo also contains the alkaloid bufotenin.

Consumption of the snuff is rather unpleasant, causing strong pain to the nostrils. Because of this, it is traditionally not consumed alone, but blown into another’s nose with a pipe.

Anadenanthera peregrina is not a controlled plant in most countries. Bufotenin and DMT are, however, controlled substances, making them illegal to extract and possess.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of yopo.


Buy yopo US

No US legal high shop sells yopo.

Buy yopo Europe, Netherlands

I have only found one European legal high shop where you can buy yopo:

Buy yopo /shipped from the Netherlands/



Vilca

 

Anadenanthera colubrina tree
Anadenanthera colubrina

Vilca (Anadenanthera colubrina) is a tree native to South America. The beans of vilca are used to create the snuff of the same name.

The beans contain DMT, which, while not active orally, has mild psychoactive effects when insufflated. Vilca also contains the alkaloid bufotenin.

Consumption of the snuff is rather unpleasant, causing strong pain to the nostrils. Because of this, it is traditionally not consumed alone, but blown into another’s nose with a pipe.

Anadenanthera colubrina is not a controlled plant in most countries. Bufotenin and DMT are, however, controlled substances, making them illegal to extract and possess.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of vilca.


Buy vilca US

At the time of the writing there are no US legal high vendors that would sell vilca.

Buy vilca Europe, Netherlands

Vilca is very hard to come by. In Europe I have found only one legal high shop which has vilca:

Buy vilca /shipped from the Netherlands/

 



Morning glory

 

The Heavenly Blue variant of morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor)
“Heavenly Blue” morning glory

Morning glory is not the name of a single species, but over 1000 ones belonging to the Convolvulaceae  family.

There are two species generally used for recreational or entheogenic purposes, Turbina corymbosa and Ipomoea tricolor. The latter has several variants nicknamed Heavenly Blue, Pearly Gates and Flying Saucer.

The main psychoactive ingredient in morning glory is believed to be LSA. Morning glories are legal and often cultivated for ornamental purposes. However, LSA is a controlled substance, illegal to extract or possess.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of morning glory.


Buy morning glory US

Plants containing LSA are no longer sold by US vendors.

Buy morning glory Europe, Netherlands

I recommend buying morning glory from the following European vendor:

Buy morning glory /shipped from the Netherlands/

 



Salvia divinorum

 

Potted Salvia divinorum plants.
Salvia divinorum

Salvia divinorum, also known as seer’s sage is one of the strongest natural psychedelics.

Salvia is native to Mexico, where Mazatec priests had used it for several centuries to induce visions. The main active ingredient in Salvia divinorum is salvinorin.

Salvia is illegal in several countries, including most US states. It is, however, legal in the Netherlands, Portugal, France and, at least for now, the UK.

The leaves of Salvia divinorum contain the highest concentration of active ingredients. These may be smoked or prepared as a tea.
There are also salvia extracts available for buying, some of which are very potent.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of Salvia divinorum.


Buy salvia US

Due to government raids most US vendors don’t sell salvia anymore. I can not recommend any right now. In fact many US vendors who still sell kratom and salvia are on the legal high shop blacklist.

 

Buy salvia Europe, Netherlands

If you’re interested, you can buy Salvia divinorum here:

Buy salvia leaves /shipped from the Netherlands/

Buy salvia extract /shipped from the Netherlands/

Please note that salvia extracts can be extremely potent; always exercise caution.



Bufo alvarius

 

A picture of Bufo avarius - an illustration to Simon's Bufo Alvarius (Sonoran desert toad) Guide
Bufo alvarius

Bufo alvarius, also known as Colorado river toad or Sonoran desert toad is, as the names suggest, a toad with psychoactive properties.

To be precise, it is the poison produced by the toad’s glands that causes psychedelic effects. The poison contains bufotenin and 5-MeO-DMT, which may be smoked (ingestion of the substance is poisonous). Contrary to popular belief, the toad is not licked but “milked”.

The toad was first made popular by a pamphlet in the 1980s. Today it is considered sacred by some, including the informal “Church of the Toad of Light”.

Bufo alvarius can only be found live in Arizona, New Mexico, California and parts of Mexico. It is a threatened species in some of these areas, making it illegal to catch. Extraction of the DMT and bufotenin is also mostly illegal, though the toad is such an obscure legal high that prosecution is very rare.

Click here to find out more about the dosage, legal status, effects, dangers and health benefits of Bufo alvarius.


Buy Bufo alvarius

It is likely that you can only get your hands on a wild specimen legally if you live in Arizona. Captive-bred toads can be purchased through the internet from pet and reptile shops. However, I do not know any of those kinds of retailers personally, therefore I can recommend none.

 

 

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 Last updated: 2015.12.07.

Simon’s Nymphaea Alba (White Lotus) Guide

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Nymphaea alba (also called European white water-lily or white lotus) is an aquatic flowering plant native to Europe. It should not be confused with Nymphaea lotus, the Egyptian white water-lily, which is also colloquially referred to as white lotus.

The flowers of Nymphaea alba are, as their name suggests, white, though there is also a red variety . Unlike those of the sacred lotus, its flowers float on the water. The flowers of 10-15 cm in diameter have a slight fragrance and only bloom for a few days.

European white water-lily is mostly used today as an ornamental plant, especially the red variety (Nymphaea alba f. rosea). Roots, stalks and flowers of the plant have all been used in traditional medicine. For entheogenic purposes it is the flower that is most potent.

The red variant of white lotus, Nymphaea alba f. rosea
Nymphaea alba f. rosea – the red variety of the white European water lily

Effects of the Nymphaea alba:

Nymphaea alba has been consumed for hundreds of years for medicinal and ritualistic purposes. Today, it still enjoys popularity as a recreational substance.

The ingredients in the European white water-lily that enable this are the alkaloids nupharine and nymphaeine. Consumption of the white lotus causes mild sedation and mild euphoria.

Nymphaea alba has been reported to have both aphrodisiac and anaphrodisiac effects, depending on the source. Therefore, it is yet unclear how and which way European white water lily affects the libido.

The flowers of the European white water-lily can be consumed the same way as other similar plants. The petals may be consumed as a tea, smoked or soaked in wine, while resins and extracts can be ingested as is.

 

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 Nymphaea alba – legal status

 

Nymphaea alba is not a controlled plant in most countries. As a result, it is legal to buy, trade, possess and cultivate practically all over the world.

Neither the Egyptian white water-lily nor its active ingredients, nupharine and nymphaeine are on the list of controlled substances in the US. Several similar species, including the blue lotus and the sacred lotus are banned in Louisiana for human consumption, but Nymphaea alba is not (yet) regulated.

It should also be noted that Islamic law prohibits all forms of intoxicating substances and calls them an abomination. In countries where Sharia law is incorporated into the legal system, consumption of the white lotus to get high is likely also illegal.

Apart from this, the European white water-lily appears to be legal in every country. If you have conflicting information, please let us know in the comments.

 


Buy white lotus

 

Buy Nymphaea alba – US

I recommend buying Nymphaea alba at the following link:

Buy white lotus  /Shipped from the US./

 

Buy Nymphaea alba – Europe, Netherlands

I can’t personally recommend any Netherlands vendors right now.

Nymphaea alba effects

 

All parts of the European white water-lily, including its roots, stem, leaves and flowers have been used at some point for various medicinal purposes (folk medicine.

However, for entheogenic purposes, it is the flower that is most effective, as it contains the largest concentration of active ingredients.

Nupharin A, most likely one of the active compund in Nymphaea alba
Nupharine A

The main psychoactive ingredients in Nymphaea alba are believed to be nupharine and nymphaein. However, very little research has been done regarding how these compounds exert the effects experienced when consuming the European white waterlily.

Cognitive effects

The cognitive effects of Nymphaea alba are very similar to those of Nympaea caerulea. Thes effects are generally considered to be positive, though not very strong. Most users have reported feelings of relaxation and mild euphoria.

Though historically the European white water-lily has been used as an anaphrodisiac, according to more recent experiences it actually increases sexual arousal.

Nymphaea has been reported to have both sedative and stimulating effects. This depends on both the user and the environment. If sacred lotus is consumed in a calm setting, it can relax the user even further. On the other hand, if used during physical or social activities, it can prove energising.

 

Physical effects

There are rather few and mild physical effects associated with Nymphaea alba. Consumption of the plant in any form causes a “buzz”, a slight tingling in the user’s body. Larger doses can also lead to the inhibition of motor functions and the loss of coordination.

 


 

Dangers of Nymphaea alba

 

The European white water-lily is considered relatively safe in comparison with other entheogenic substances. There have been no reports of lethal cases or overdoses resulting from the consumption of Nymphaea alba.

The white lotus has been used for hundreds of years for medical and ritualistic purposes. Early medical textbooks also endorsed its use, though warned against the consumption of large and frequent doses.

The European white water-lily is one of the lesser-researched herbal entheogens. There are very few studies regarding the effects of use, especially prolonged use on the users’ health.

As a result, users – especially those trying sacred lotus for the first time – should be cautious when using larger doses. Pregnant women and those with any health problems would do best to ask their general practitioner for advice first.


 

Interactions with Nymphaea alba

 

There have been no reports of adverse effects caused by an interaction between Nymphaea alba and other substances. However, as mentioned earlier, the sacred lotus is somewhat under-researched, and caution should be taken when taking it in combination with any medication.

The European white water-lily enjoys widespread use as part of various herbal blends. It is said to combine well with wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus)skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) or its close relative, the blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea).


 

Nymphaea alba health benefits

 

Practically all parts of the European white water-lily have been used for their supposed healing properties, though this plant does not have the tradition that blue lotus and sacred lotus do.

Still, it has been used as a diaphoretic, as well as both an aphrodisiac and an anaphrodisiac. In ayurvedic medicine all water lilies and loti are used against bleeding disorders and gastrointestinal unrest.

Most of the health effects attributed to Nymphaea alba have not been proven by modern medicine. However, the plant was used for its anaesthetic properties in WW I, when German troops in Africa could get no substitutes.

 


 

Nymphaea alba preparation and consumption

 

The concentration of the active ingredients in Nymphaea alba varies from plant to plant. As a result, any recommended dosage is only an approximation.

There is also very little research regarding the effects of various doses of white lotus. In most recipes and user experiences, 5 grams of the dried plant are enough to achieve the desired effects.

Lotus wine is the traditional way to consume blue lotus. While this method does not have the same tradition with Nymphaea alba, it is still an effective way of consumption.

The petals of the European white water-lily should be soaked in either martini or wine. This preparation takes a rather long time – the petals should be soaked for at least a few hours, but days or even a week would provide results.

Make sure not to exceed the recommended amount, as using too much of the petals can turn the wine bitter. The wine needs to be rather strong, red or rosé wine with about 14% alcohol content is preferable.

Once you deem the concoction to be ready, filter out the petals, serve it chilled and enjoy!

There are other effective methods to consume the European white water-lily, though they may not be considered as elegant as the lotus wine.

The petals can be used to prepare a tea. The dried petals are placed in a cup and steeped in hot water. After 25-30 minutes the petals may be filtered out and the tea is ready for drinking. The tea is reported to taste somewhat pleasant.

The leaves or petals of the white lotus can also be smoked in a water pipe or rolled into a cigarette. However, Nymphaea alba is not reported to smoke as well as Nelumbo nucifera does.

There are also resins and oils made from Nymphaea alba available for buying. The oil is said to taste exceptionally good, and the resin extract is not too unpleasant either. They can be consumed orally by themselves or with a chaser of milk or juice.

 

Buy Nymphaea alba

 

Buy white lotus – US

I recommend buying Nymphaea alba at the following link:

Buy white lotus  /Shipped from the US./

 

Buy Nymphaea alba – Europe, Netherlands

I can’t personally recommend any European vendors right now.

 

 


 

Nymphaea alba experience reports

 

The following are reports by ordinary people who consumed European white waterlilly and shared their experiences online.

These experience reports are often called trip reports in the legal high community, though I reserve that designation to psychedelics, hallucinogens or deliriants.

 

“About 15 minutes after I finished I started to feel zoned out. I felt relaxed and warm. But these effects were not strong and nothing from a buzz came to me. I felt tired so laid in bed for 15 minutes and called my friend. Then feeling really mellow I played some video games and blasted Bob Dylan. This was great I spent about a hour singing to Dylan and just enjoying music. I still felt relaxed and mellow but then went to the beach nontheless …

– Excerpt from Fujiman’s Nymphaea alba experience report

“The first glass went down easily and its taste was pleasant but strong.After the first glass at about 20 minutes I started getting a bit dizzy.

+20 My hands started shaking a little. I feel them very light. It’s difficult to control them. A change of perception was noticed and everything felt soft.

+30 I am starting to relax. I already drank the second glass and I feel waves of nausea.

+40 With difficulty I drank the last glass because from the taste I felt like vomiting. My movement is normal and I can control it. Nausea has passed and now I feel calm and happy.

I felt lethargic and I went to sleep. From the time I slept the first auditory hallucinations appeared. They were short and from some of them I woke up. The first one that I remember was something like someone was knocking on my door and then fell down to the ground. The second was similar to whispers. “

– Excerpts from Tinkal’s Nymphaea alba experience report

 

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Some of the information presented here might be outdated or incorrect (check “last updated” below). If you are planning to try out any of the substances, make sure to to research them yourself as well.

I’m 100% committed to safe and responsible legal high consumption. If you have a few minutes to spare please read my blog post about responsible and safe legal drugs use.

 

Nymphaea alba is only one of the legal highs included in Simon’s legal high guide, check out the others as well.

If you are only interested in legal light drugs, then check out Simon’s Legal Light Drugs for more. /Coming soon!/

 

Last updated: 2015. 12. 14.

Simon’s Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Guide

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Nelumbo nucifera – also called Indian lotus or sacred lotus – is a perennial aquatic plant belonging to the family Nelumbonaceae. It is native to South Asia and Australia. The sacred lotus is often confused with water lilies. However, the two species are practically unrelated.

Nelumbo nucifera has large pink flowers of about 35 cm in diameter that are held above the water.Their colour ranges from pink to white and has a strong fragrance. The leaves are large and floating or held above the water.

The sacred lotus has traditionally had a religious significance in India. The lotus appears both in Buddhist and Hindu symbolism. Modern uses of Nelumbo nucifera include decorational and nutritional purposes.

Lakshmi sitting on a sacred lotus and holding two of them in her hands
Lakshmi sitting on sacred lotus

 

Effects of the Nelumbo nucifera:

Nelumbo nucifera is often confused with Nymphaea caerulea, or blue lotus as well. Both plants contain the same psychoactive ingredients, nuciferine and aporphine.

Nelumbo nucifera can be prepared and consumed in various ways. The traditional method is brewing it into a tea, but the dried petals and leaves may be smoked as well. There are also extracts made from the sacred lotus, which are more potent than simply using the plant.

Consumption of the sacred lotus causes a rather mild, opium-like buzz. Users generally feel relaxed and mildly euphoric. There are also reports of slight visual effects, though these are not very common.

 

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 Nelumbo nucifera – legal status

 

Nelumbo nucifera is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means that, with some notable exceptions, it is perfectly legal to buy, possess and cultivate. The sacred lotus also enjoys widespread use as a supplement and for decorational purposes.

The main active ingredients in Nelumbo nucifera – nuciferine and aporphine – are also not controlled substances in the US and in most other countries.

However, the 2010 revision of the Louisiana, State Act No 159 of 2005 has outlawed several herbal entheogens including Nelumbo nucifera. In accordance with this act, the plants may only be kept for ornamental purposes and not for human consumption.

The legal status of Nelumbo nucifera is also somewhat controversial in Russia. Several plants with similar effects, including blue lotus are banned, though the sacred lotus is not mentioned by name.

Revision of the Louisiana State Act 159 of 2005


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Cultural significance of the sacred lotus

 

Nelumbo nucifera is considered sacred both in Hinduism and Buddhism. Vishnu and Lakshmi are often portrayed standing on a sacred lotus, holding one in their hand or adorned by a lotus crown.

The sacred lotus is also used as a symbol in both religions. The flower of the lotus is held above the water, which represents that it is untouched by sin. The lotus is therefore a symbol of purity, elegance and beauty.

 


 

Sacred lotus effects

 

The main active ingredients in Nelumbo nucifera are assumed to be nuciferine and aporphine. Both act in relation with dopamine receptors, causing sedation and inhibiting motor functions.

However, according to mass spectroscopic research, neither the sacred nor the blue lotus appeared to contain either alkaloid. Either the study was erroneous, or the ingredients exerting the effects in these species are still unknown.

The structure of the nuciferine compound ((6aR)-1,2-dimethoxy-6-methyl-5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-4H-dibenzo[de,g]quinoline) - one of the active ingredients in blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea).
Nuciferine
The molecular structure of aporphine, 6-Methyl-5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-4H-dibenzo(de,g)quinoline.
Aporphine

 

 

 

 

 

Cognitive effects

The cognitive effects of Nelumbo nucifera are considered to be decidedly positive, if somewhat mild. Most users have reported feelings of relaxation and euphoria. Nelumbo nucifera also acts as an aphrodisiac.

Source: Mehta NR, Patel EP, Patani PV, Shah B. Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus): A Review on Ethanobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology. Indian J Pharm Biol Res 2013; 1(4):152-167

Nelumbo nucifera has been reported to have both sedative and stimulating effects. This depends on both the user and the environment. If sacred lotus is consumed in a calm setting, it can relax the user even further. On the other hand, if used during physical or social activities, it can prove energising.

 

Physical effects

There are rather few and mild physical effects associated with Nelumbo nucifera. Consumption of the plant in any form causes a “buzz”, a slight tingling. Larger doses can also lead to the inhibition of motor functions and the loss of coordination.

 

Sources: NeuroSoupErowid


 

Dangers of Nelumbo nucifera

 

Nelumbo nucifera is generally regarded as one of the safest herbal entheogens. The sacred lotus has been used and consumed for several hundred years, and parts of it are still used in soups and teas.

There have been no reports of any overdose or lethal effect caused by Nelumbo nucifera. It should be noted, however, that the psychoactive effects of the sacred lotus have not been thoroughly researched.

As a result, users – especially those trying sacred lotus for the first time – should be cautious when using larger doses. Pregnant women and those with any health problems would do best to ask their general practitioner for advice first.


 

Interactions with Nelumbo nucifera

 

There have been no reports of adverse effect caused by an interaction between Nelumbo nucifera and other substances. However, as mentioned previously, the sacred lotus is somewhat under-researched, and caution should be taken when combining it with any medication.

The sacred lotus enjoys widespread use as part of various herbal blends. It is said to combine well with wild dagga (Leonoris leonutus)skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) or its close relative, the blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea).

 


 

Nelumbo nucifera uses and health benefits

 

The roots, leaves and petals of Nelumbo nucifera have all been used for the healing properties attributed to them. There has not been ample research, however, to prove or disprove the actual health benefits of the sacred lotus.

The roots, often pickled, are believed to be rich in vitamin C and B6, while low in saturated fat.

Seeds are believed to alleviate gastrointestinal unrest and relieve inflammation. Adding lotus to one’s tea is thought to help acne. However, none of these claims are supported  or discredited by studies yet.

If that wasn’t enough  pharmacological studies on lotus have proven its antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, hypoglycemic,
immunomodulatory, psychopharmacological, antioxidant,
aphrodisiac, lipolytic (fat loss), antiviral, anticancer and
hepatoprotective activities

Source: Plantsjournal – Ethno-medicinal uses and pharmacological
activities of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)


 

Nelumbo nucifera preparation and consumption

 

The concentration of the active ingredients in Nelumbo nucifera varies from plant to plant. As a result, any recommended dosage is only an approximation.

There is also very little research regarding the effects of various doses of sacred lotus. However, most recipes and user experiences mention 5 grams of the dried plant as a good amount to start with.

Lotus wine is the traditional way to consume blue lotus. While this method does not have the same tradition with Nelumbo nucifera, it can still be used to similar effects.

The petals of the sacred lotus are soaked in either martini or wine. This preparation takes a rather long time – the petals should be soaked for at least a few hours, but days or even a week is preferable.

Make sure not to use too much of the petals, as it can turn the wine bitter. The wine needs to be rather strong, red wine with about 14% alcohol content is preferred. Rosé wine may also be used; in this case the petals turn the liquid a darker shade.

Once you deem the concoction to be ready, filter out the petals, serve it chilled and enjoy!

There are other effective methods to consume the sacred lotus, though they may not be considered as elegant as the lotus wine.

The petals may be used to prepare a tea. The dried petals are placed in a cup and soaked in boiling hot water. After 25-30 minutes the petals may be filtered out and the tea is ready for drinking. The tea is reported to taste somewhat pleasant.

Though other types of lotuses are said not to smoke well, Nelumbo nucifera does. The leaves or petals of the sacred lotus can be smoked in a water pipe or rolled into a cigarette.

There are also resins and oils made from Nelumbo nucifera available for buying. The oil is said to taste exceptionally good, and the resin extract is not too unpleasant either. They can be consumed orally by themselves or with a chaser of milk or juice.

 

 

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Nelumbo nucifera trip reports

 

The following are collected experiences of people, who had consumed nucifera.

“With most Nelumbo nucifera products, I have found the effects to start after about 15-20 min., and are immensely pleasurable. The euphoria isn’t unlike that produced from opiates, but it isn’t quite like it either. It reminds me more of the state of mind produced from MDMA with a sedative effect similar to that of the benzodiazepines. There are wonderful effects in the area of sensuality and the erotic.

– Excerpt from Sepulfreak’s Nelumbo nucifera trip report

“Within 20 minutes a feeling of calm washed over me. I remember sitting in the passenger seat very loosely, and everything seemed kind of quiet, like driving around downtown at 4 AM – the surroundings are associated with activity and general ‘noise’, but there is an eerie calm because no-one’s around. We weren’t driving downtown but that’s the feeling I got – no bother from external stimulus. This is despite the fact that my notoriously longwinded friend was STILL talking. That didn’t bother me either.

The other thing I noticed was that I ‘was on’. When we arrived at the poker game we meet a large group of card players (co-workers) I didn’t feel as aloof as usual. I felt good about the impression I was making. In a genuine sense – I was relaxed enough to start a conversation with anyone, or cajole the entire group and managed to hold my own. I know now, this was a result of having my mood lifted, which I attribute to the Lotus. “

– Excerpts from Juggerbot’s Nelumbo nucifera trip report

 

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Simon’s Trichocereus Bridgesii (Achuma) Guide

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Trichocereus bridgesii, also called Bolivian torch or Echinopsis lageniformis is a columnar cactus. As the name suggests, it is native to Bolivia.

Trichocereus bridgesii can grow to the height of 2-5 meters. The diameter of the cactus is about 15-20 cm while its spines, located in groups of four, are about 6-7 cm long. The plant also grows rather rapidly, about 30 cm a year.

Trichocereus bridgesii is referred to by one more name, achuma (or wachuma). However, this name is also used for other cacti species, specifically those with mescaline content, such as the San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi).

Trichocereus bridgesii has been used in shamanistic rituals of indigenous tribes for several hundred years. Outside of the area it’s native to, it is often cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Trichocereus bridgesii in a pot
Trichocereus bridgesii

 

Effects of the Trichocereus bridgesii:

Like other cacti of this name, the main active ingredient in Trichocereus bridgesii is also mescaline. In fact, the Bolivian torch contains the second largest concentration of the compound among the mescaline cacti (after Peyote).

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is an alkaloid with effects similar to psilocybin and LSD. Mescaline is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it binds to and activate the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor, as well as the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor. Exactly how this results in psychedelic effects is yet unclear, though but it likely involves excitation of neurons in the prefrontal cortex.

Mescaline causes several cognitive and physical effects, but it is most often used for its hallucinogenic properties. Visual hallucinations include enhanced colours and brightness, geometric forms and complex fractals.

 

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 Trichocereus bridgesii – legal status

 

Trichocereus bridgesii is, in itself, not a controlled plant in most countries, and both the seeds and the live plants may be bought and possessed. The cactus is mainly cultivated for ornamental purposes.

Mescaline, on the other hand, is a controlled substance practically everywhere. As a result, while the plant itself is legal, extraction and possession of mescaline is illegal. The legal status of “prepared” – e.g. powdered – variants of mescaline cacti is unclear, on the edge between legal and illegal.

As Trichocereus bridgesii is not widely used for recreational purposes, there is little information regarding its legal status in most countries. At least one person in the US has been prosecuted for possession of powdered achuma cactus. However, the case did not go to court and the charges were consecutively dropped.

Source: US Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration – Microgram Bulletin – April 2004

Because of the controversial nature of Trichocereus bridgesii, it is more advisable to purchase live plants than prepared products. Also, make sure to check the corresponding laws before making the decision to buy or try the Bolivian torch.

 


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Trichocereus bridgesii effects

 

The main psychoactive compound in Trichocereus bridgesii is the alkaloid mescaline. The Bolivian torch contains the highest concentration of mescaline among cacti of its kind. Trichocereus bridgesii also contains other alkaloids such as hordenine.

Hordenine is an alkaloid that is a selective substrate for MAO-B. This compound can act as an inhibitor, preventing the body from metabolising mescaline too fast, which contributes to the cactus’ effectiveness.

The molecular structure of mescaline, 4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine
Structure of mescaline

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it exerts its effects through activating the  serotonin 5-HT2A receptor with a high affinity. However, exactly how this results in the psychedelic effects is still under research.

 

Cognitive effects

Mescaline is considered a consciousness-expanding substance. Users report enhanced thinking and analytic capabilities as well as accelerated thought processes.

Although conceptual thinking is enhanced, mescaline use may also cause disorganised thinking, delusions, and a distorted sense of time.

Other cognitive effects are related to memory: many users report feelings of déja vu or memory suppression. The latter is often related to a sense of disassociation from one’s self, to the point of “ego death“.

The traditional and recreational uses of Trichocereus bridgesii focus on the visual effects caused by mescaline. Hallucinations can include simple geometric patterns and whole scenarios as well. This is often accompanied by auditory effects and synesthesia.

Visions are often considered spiritual, mystical or religious in their nature. Generally described as a positive experience, some users have reported seeing unspeakable horrors as well.

 

Physical effects

Mescaline has a stimulating effect, making users feel more energetic and motivating them to participate in various physical activities such as running or dancing. This is accompanied by an increased control over one’s body, as well as enhanced tactile sensations.

Like other stimulants, use Trichocereus bridgesii causes elevated heart rate and wakefulness. Nausea is also among the more common physical effects caused by the achuma cactus.

 

After effects

The onset of the primary effects takes about 40 minutes and usually lasts for 8-12 hours. After effects are normally experienced for about a day after the consumption.

Physical after effects caused by mescaline include joint stiffness, muscle aches and physical tiredness. This is the result of the body returning to its normal state from elevated blood pressure and the stimulating effect of mescaline.

Cognitive after effects of Trichocereus bridgesii are more vague, such as confusion. Insomnia is common even after the primary effects have faded.

 

Sources: Drugs.comPsychonautWiki


 

Dangers of Trichocereus bridgesii

 

Mescaline cacti such as Trichocereus bridgesii are considered relatively harmless compared to other substances with similar effects. Achuma does not cause physical addiction, though psychological addiction is always a possibility.

There have been no reports of lethal overdoses from Trichocereus bridgesii (though users should always be cautious, especially with larger dosages).

The Bolivian torch does, however, have some negative side-effects. Though bad trips are rare, several users have reported a strong sense of anxiety. Consumption of the plant is also rather nauseating.

Trichocereus bridgesii is a stimulant, elevating heart rate and blood pressure (avoid if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem). It should not be consumed in combination with other stimulating substances. Also, achuma and MAO inhibitors may interact adversely.

 


 

Trichocereus bridgesii health benefits

 

Cacti with mescaline content such as Trichocereus bridgesii have been used extensively for healing purposes. However, very little research has been done to either support or contradict the supposed health benefits.

Mescaline cacti have been used to treat pain, fever, asthma, and several other ailments. Also, mescaline supposedly has a mind opening effect, allowing users to reach a deeply introspective state with enhanced thought processes.

 


 

Trichocereus bridgesii preparation and consumption

 

The mescaline content of Trichocereus bridgesii is estimated to be around 25 mg per 100 grams of fresh plant. This varies greatly from plant to plant, but it is reported to be one of the strongest of the mescaline cacti.  Because of this, caution should always be exercised when trying larger doses.

The threshold amount for mescaline is 100 milligrams, while up to 1000 mg is considered a heavy dose. Naturally, the mescaline content of a specific plant would be difficult to measure. As a rule of thumb, many recipes recommend one foot of achuma cactus.

Trichocereus bridgesii can be prepared and consumed in multiple ways. It may be chewed or drank as a tea, either in its fresh form or after drying out.

Before consumption, the spines and inner core need to be removed, these will not be necessary. The remaining plant tissue may then be dried, preferably in a dark environment.

Apart from simply eating the dried cactus, the most popular way to consume achuma cactus is as a tea. When preparing the tea, the spines and core may still be removed, though they will be filtered out later anyway.

The plant material is added to a pot of water. The concoction should be brewed on medium heat for several hours. When it is ready, boil away as much of the water as you’d like – smaller amounts are easier to ingest. Filter out the pulp, making sure to get all the liquid from it.

The solid or liquid cactus can be consumed after preparation. The plant is reported to taste rather unpleasant in all its forms. Having pineapple juice, or some other chaser with a strong taste at hand might help .

Trichocereus bridgesii is, as other mescaline cacti, also nauseating. Throwing up after consuming the cactus diminishes the effects. Many psychonauts suggest either not eating anything a few hours prior to consumption, or taking Dramamine beforehand to alleviate the nausea.

 


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Trichocereus bridgesii trip reports

 

The following are Bolivian torch trip reports from ordinary people who shared their experiences online.

 

“12.00pm
Stronger effects are kicking in. I feel really quite affected, and visual distortions like warping of objects are increasing in intensity.

1.00pm
It is still getting stronger. It is a challenge to handle it. I have limited control over my thoughts – whatever I think of becomes extensively elaborated upon by unconscious cognitive processes that are beyond my control. There was a definite visual element to this, and it didn’t seem to have much connection to whether my eyes were open or closed.

– Excerpts from Sir_jeans’ Trichocereus bridgesii trip report

“After about 1 hour, I feel myself slipping from sanity. The ties that bind my rational personality are slowly melted away. I try to be positive and control the trip, but the trip controls me, increasingly pulling me from reality. I begin to get increasingly paranoid, and glance around the room .

I look over to the kitchen and see something moving on the linoleum. A hand slowly pushes its way through the tiles, and an arm and head follow. The whole world around me is lit up like a giant neon display, too intricate too decribe. the ‘ man’ slowly works his upper half through the linoleum and looks at me with his featureless face.

(…)

I see the ceiling above me crack open and crumble away and universes and galaxies rush by. The secrets of life are exposed to me. my life is just an insant on the infinite span of time. The universe expands forever within me and without. Races and civilizations are born and die immeasurable times. I cry from the beauty of the things im exposed to.”

– Excerpts from Rye’s Trichocereus bridgesii trip report

 

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Simon’s Peyote Guide

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Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small cactus native to Mexico and Texas. Unlike many other cacti species, peyote cacti do not have spines. The plants are small and round, often referred to as buttons.

The name peyote stems from the Nahuatl (Aztec) name peyōtl meaning glisten or glistening. This name most likely refers to the psychoactive effects of the cactus.

Peyote cacti have been used for over 5000 years, mainly for its psychoactive properties. The effects of the cactus were known to several indigenous and Native American tribes, who used the plants in shamanistic rituals.

Peyote is one of the main deities of the Huichol religion, along with Blue Deer, Corn and Eagle. Huichol, referring to themselves as Wixáritari are native Mexicans who collect peyote once every year, and use them to assume the role of their gods.

 

A very big, flowering peyote cactus (two pink flowers).
Peyote cactus

Effects of the peyote:

Lophophora williamsii is one of the cacti native to the Americas that contains mescaline. In fact, peyote contains the largest concentration of mescaline among the mescaline cacti (other species include San Pedro cactus, the Peruvian and the Bolivian torch).

The main active ingredient in peyote is mescaline, which has psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects. Apart from mescaline, peyote also contains hordenine.

Mescaline can induce a variety of physical, cognitive and visual effects. Visual hallucinations can range from enhanced colours and brightness to geometric forms and complex fractals.

Mescaline has also been used for various medicinal reasons. However, because of its restricted nature, there have been relatively few studies researching the healing properties of peyote cacti.

 

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 Peyote – legal status

 

Peyote is a controlled plant in several countries because of its mescaline content. Extraction and possession of mescaline itself is generally illegal.

Still, several countries allow the possession and cultivation of live peyote cacti in some way. In these areas, the cacti may be grown for either decorative or religious reasons.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Peyote – legal status
USAPeyote is a schedule I substance in the US, illegal to trade, possess, buy or cultivate. However, the law recognises the Native American Church, and cacti with mescaline content are legal for bona fide religious use. These laws vary from state to state, but peyote is legal in some form in:  Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
AustraliaMescaline is a controlled substance in Australia, and cacti with mescaline content are illegal to import. Peyote itself is controlled in the Australian Capital Territory, and possibly in other states as well.
CanadaMescaline is a controlled substance in Canada, but peyote itself is legal. Preparations of the cactus may be considered mescaline and thus banned, but the plant itself may be possessed freely.
FrancePeyote is on the list of controlled substances, and is illegal in France.
MexicoPeyote is a scheduled substance in Mexico, and it is also considered an endangered species. As a result, it is illegal to harvest for everyone but some indigenous tribes.
NetherlandsMescaline is a controlled substance in Canada, but peyote itself is legal. Preparations of the cactus may be considered mescaline and thus banned, but the plant itself may be possessed freely.
South

Korea

Peyote is available for buying in South Korea for decorational, ornamental reasons.
UKPlants with mescaline content, including peyote, are not controlled in the UK. Mescaline is a controlled substance, but there is no law banning preparations of peyote.

 


 

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Peyote effects

 

The main psychoactive compound present in peyote cacti is the alkaloid mescaline. Mescaline is a psychedelic, hallucinogenic substance with widespread recreational use.

The molecular structure of mescaline, 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine.
Structure of mescaline

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it exerts its effects through activating the  serotonin 5-HT2A receptor with a high affinity. However, exactly how this results in the psychedelic effects is yet unclear.

Peyote also contains hordenine, an alkaloid that is a selective substrate for MAO-B. This compound can act as an inhibitor, preventing the body from metabolising mescaline too fast, contributing to the cactus’ effectiveness.

Cognitive effects

Peyote and other sources of mescaline induce an altered state of consciousness while accelerating the thought process and enhancing the analytic capabilities. The state induced by mescaline is more lucid and clear than that of LSD.

Although conceptual thinking is enhanced, mescaline use may also cause disorganised thinking, delusions, and a distorted sense of time.

As with most psychedelics, mescaline causes short term memory suppression, which can lead to a disassociation from one’s self and ego death. Mescaline use is considered by many to be a spiritual experience.

Most psychonauts who consume peyote describe it as a positive experience. Mescaline can cause euphoria, but some users have also reported enhanced feelings of anxiety.

The visual hallucinations are likely the most sought-after effects caused by cacti with mescaline content. Hallucinations can include simple geometric patterns and whole scenarios as well.

Visions are often considered spiritual, mystical or religious in their nature. Generally described as a positive experience, however, some users have reported seeing unspeakable horrors as well.

 

Physical effects

Mescaline acts as a stimulant, making users feel more energetic and motivating them to participate in various physical activities such as running or dancing. Users have stronger, more precise control over their bodies.

Other physical effects that can be caused by peyote include wakefulness, dilated pupils and increased heart rate. Nausea is among the more unpleasant effects caused by mescaline.

 

After effects

It takes about 40 minutes to experience the primary effects of mescaline, which usually last for 8-12 hours. After effects are normally experienced for about 24 hours after the consumption.

After effects of mescaline include joint stiffness, muscle aches and physical tiredness. This is the result of the body returning to its normal state from elevated blood pressure and the stimulating effect of mescaline.

Some users have reported a vague sense of confusion and an indescribable “afterglow” from the effects. Insomnia is common even after the primary effects have faded.

 

Sources: Drugs.comPsychonautWiki


 

Dangers of Peyote

 

Cacti containing mescaline are generally considered safe compared to other psychedelic substances. In the 5000 years humans have used mescaline, there have been no reported case of a lethal overdose.

Cacti with mescaline content such as peyote also cause no physical addiction, though psychological addiction is always a possibility. Peyote users have no memory problems when studied along with those with minimal to no substances used.

Peyote, and mescaline in general, does have a few side-effects though. Nausea is common after consumption, and some users reported strong feelings of anxiety as well.

 


 

Peyote health benefits

 

Cacti with mescaline content have been consumed for their supposed healing properties for thousands of years. However, because of mescaline’s status as a controlled substance, relatively little research has been done to support or contradict these claims.

The consumption of mescaline is traditionally considered to be a spiritual or religious experience. Users are said to reach a deeply introspective state with enhanced thought processes.

Apart from its psychedelic nature, peyote has also been used to cure several ailments such as toothache, fever, pain, diabetes and asthma. However, evidence regarding such healing effects is severely lacking.

 


 

Peyote preparation and consumption

 

The mescaline content of dried peyote cacti is generally about 1-2%. However, the concentration varies greatly from plant to plant, and can reach 5-6% as well. Because of this, caution should always be exercised when trying larger doses.

The threshold amount for peyote is about 3 mid-sized fresh “buttons” (50 g), which is equivalent to 10 grams of dried cacti. Average dosage is between 6 and 12 pieces, while anything above 15 is considered a heavy dose.

Peyote cacti may be prepared and consumed in a number of ways. Perhaps the most common way of ingesting peyote is simply chewing the buttons.

Pyote may also be consumed in the form of a tea, steeping the buttons in hot water for a rather long time, then drinking the concoction.

According to one psychonaut, the most effective way of consumption is as follows. The buttons are washed and the “spines” as well as the skin are removed. Make sure to remove as little of the plant’s flesh as possible.

Cut the sections of tissue off the core and place them in the freezer for a few hours. Afterwards, grind the frozen sections and then filter the pulp, collecting the liquid and adding a bit of water. Try to get all the liquid from the plant.

Source: Recipe

The solid or liquid cactus can be consumed after preparation. The plant is reported to taste rather unpleasant in all its forms. Having pineapple juice, or some other chaser with a strong taste at hand might help.

 

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Peyote trip reports

 

The following are peyote trip reports of various people from various websites.

“1 Hour to 2 hours, I start to feel a lot of nausea, but I don’t feel like puking, I probably would have if I would have made any sudden moves. I start noticing my thoughts start to move around more and they start to come alive, when I close my eyes I start to see blue, orange, Green, and red designs that are very brightly colored.

The designs that I start to see are very geometrical, and I start to even see the designs starting to form people and objects along with other things.

I start seeing other people’s thoughts expressed to me in the form of dreams, I see intricate details of people, things that they only know. I start hearing people talk to me in the dreams. I start flying to the universe and I see bright bright colors now, the designs move slowly and not fast contantly changing like mushrooms do to me.

 I start to receive info about my life and how to become a better person, I learn ways on how to be in life, humble, loving. How to pray better, how to heal, how to find a better job, right decisions. I moved around into different worlds and different thoughts.

– Excerpts from Peyote Healer’s peyote trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 27.

Simon’s Chaliponga (Diplopterys Cabrerana) Guide

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Diplopterys cabrerana, also called chaliponga or chagropanga, is a vine native to South America. The plant has oval leaves, bigger than those of Banisteriopsis caapi, though apart from this the two are rather similar.

Diplopterys cabrerana grows wild in the Amazon basin, usually around riverbanks. The vine is also cultivated in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

In Ecuador chaliponga has yet another name: chacruna. This name might cause some confusion, as the plant usually called chacruna is, in fact, Psychotria viridis.

The two plants are connected, however. Both are traditional ingredients in a psychoactive brew popular in South America, the Ayahuasca.
/The two are generally not used together; either one or the other is./

 

Chaliponga branch and leaves
Diplopterys cabrerana

Effects of the Diplopterys cabrerana:

The main active ingredient in chaliponga is the tryptamine N,N-DMT. The plant also contains structural analogue 5-MeO-DMT and 5-HO-DMT (bufotenine), though in smaller concentrations.

Plants containing DMT such as Diplopterys cabrerana may be smoked, but the effects are very mild to none. Also, DMT is, by itself, not active orally.

Because of this, chaliponga is usually consumed in combination with a MAO inhibitor; traditionally Banisteriopsis caapi. Though other similar substances may be used, these two plants are used to create  ayahuasca (Diplopterys cabrerana is sometimes replaced with Psychotria viridis).

Ayahuasca is traditionally one of the most popular psychoactive substances. Apart from its actual effects, such as hallucinations, ayahuasca is also believed to have spiritual effects.

 

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Chaliponga – legal status

 

Diplopterys cabrerana is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means live plants and seeds may be bought and possessed legally.

However, chaliponga contains DMT which is a controlled substance in most countries. Extraction and possession of DMT, especially large-scale, is illegal.

There have also been reports of individuals prosecuted (in the US for example) for importing DMT-containing plants. The trials have not yet been resolved.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Diplopterys cabrerana – legal status
USAChaliponga is not a controlled plant and is legal. DMT is a schedule I chemical, illegal to extract and possess without a licence. Importing Chaliponga may pose difficulties.
AustraliaThe plant itself is legal, though import and export are not. DMT is a controlled substance.
FranceDMT containing plants, including Diplopterys cabrerana have been banned since 2005.
GermanyThe plant itself is legal, but extraction and possession of DMT is not.
ItalyChaliponga is legal, but DMT is a controlled substance.
NetherlandsThe plant itself is legal, but extraction and possession of DMT is not.
UKPrepared versions of plants containing DMT are illegal, as well as DMT itself. Chaliponga is not a controlled plant.

 


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This is not pure Diplopterys cabrerana, but premixed with Banisteriopsis caapi, a MAOI to enable the effects of chaliponga.

 

Main active ingredient in chaliponga

 

Diplopterys cabrerana is, by itself, not active when taken orally. Because of this, it is prepared by adding a MAO inhibitor to enable the DMT content of chaliponga to exert its effects.

Molecular structure of the DMT
Structure of DMT

DMT is a serotonergic psychedelic,  which means it achieves its effects by acting as strong partial agonists at the 5-HT2A receptors, elevating serotonin levels.

However, the human gut contains monoamine-oxydase (MAO) which metabolises DMT before it could have any effect. MAO inhibitors prevent this from happening, contributing to the effects of the mix.

 


 

Ayahuasca made from chaliponga

 

 

Traditionally, chaliponga is mixed with ayahuasca vine, Banisteriopsis caapi to create a brew also called ayahuasca. This concoction has been used in rituals by the indigenous tribes of South America for hundreds of years.

Ayahuasca comes from the Quechua words aya and waska, meaning vine of the spirit together. Ayahuasca was – and still is, in some regions – used in shamanistic rituals to commune with the spirits.

 


 

Diplopterys cabrerana effects

 

Diplopterys cabriana has several cognitive and physical effects when taken in combination with a MAOI. The most sought-after of these are the visual effects. Consuming ayahuasca is considered to be a spiritual, transcendental experience.

The onset of the effects of chaliponga takes about 20-60 minutes. Primary effects can last up to 6 hours, while after effects may be felt for weeks or even months after consumption.

 

Cognitive effects

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive substance that alters the user’s thinking and view of themselves, as well as their environment. The mental state induced by the brew is reportedato be more clear-minded than with other, similar substances.

Users report increased mindfulness and wakefulness dominated by abstract thinking and a feeling of oneness with the surrounding world. The DMT in chaliponga causes a sort of “ego-death”, disassociation from one’s self accompanied by short term memory loss.

The consumption of ayahuasca is generally considered a spiritual experience that rejuvenates the mind. Users feel more creative and more in touch with their subconscious.

Chaliponga prepared as ayahuasca causes a wide array of visual sensations. Often accompanied by auditory effects as well, hallucinations can range from colourful geometric patterns to alien life forms.

Some negative mental effects may also occur, including anxiety and paranoia. Many have reported to experience feelings of dying and going insane.

 

Physical effects

Physically, ayahuasca may be considered either a sedative or a stimulant depending on the setting. If the brew is consumed in a calm environment, it relaxes the users further; however, physical exercise or similar aggravation may cause the drug to have stimulating effects.

One of the reasons ayahuasca is consumed is its purging effect, said to rejuvenate both mind and body. However, this purging is not considered positive by all users, as it includes severe nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

 

After effects

Small visual cues may remain for up to 8 hours after the primary effects have passed. Pupils often remain dilated until the next day.

Consumption of ayahuasca has been reported to result in an enhanced state of mind weeks or even months afterwards. Dreams may appear to be unusually vivid and lucid.

 


 

Dangers of Diplopterys cabrerana

 

Chaliponga has some side-effects that have already been mentioned. Consumption causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, though these effects are sometimes considered positive (see above).

Diplopterys cabrerana does not cause physical addiction, though psychological addiction is always a possibility. Also, chaliponga is generally taken along with MAO inhibitors, which may have adverse effects when combined with certain foods and medications.

 


 

Chaliponga health benefits

 

Though ayahuasca has been consumed for several hundred years, the healing properties of Diplopterys cabrerana are relatively little-researched.

There are several health benefits attributed to ayahuasca, though these are more of a spiritual nature than a medical one. Ayahuasca is believed to clear the user’s mind and body, enhancing thought processes.

The healing properties of ayahuasca are strongly connected to the clairvoyance induced by the brew. In their visionary state, the shaman saw the root of all problems and illnesses.


 

The recommended dosage of chaliponga is not set in stone, as relatively little research has been done regarding its effect in correlation with the amount consumed. For beginners, Psychotria viridis might be a better, safer alternative.

In general, 5 grams of Diplopterys cabrerana is about the threshold amount for this substance. 10 grams is an average dosage, while anything above 15 grams is considered a heavy dose. The amount recorded in most recipes is 200 leaves.

There are several simple recipes for preparing ayahuasca. However, experts have stated that achieving the desired effects is somewhat difficult, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t succeed at first.

The traditional version of ayahuasca uses ayahuasca vine, Banisteriopsis caapi as a MAO inhibitor. 12 pieces of B. caapi are placed into a pot along with 200 chaliponga leaves. Boiling the concoction for about 12 hours results in 750 ml of ayahuasca “tea”.

The two plants may also be prepared in separate pots. Make sure they are made of steel, not of aluminium or teflon.

Recipe: biopark

 

After filtering the tea is ready to be drunk. It is reported to taste rather foul, so having a chaser drink nearby can prove useful – though this does not prevent the purging.

If Banisteriopsis caapi and Diplopterys cabrerana are prepared separately, they may still be consumed together. However, it is recommended to take the MAOI about 15 minutes before the chaliponga.

 


 

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You can buy Diplopterys cabrerana at the following link:

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This is not pure Diplopterys cabrerana, but premixed with Banisteriopsis caapi, a MAOI to enable the effects of chaliponga.

 


 

Diplopterys cabrerana trip reports

 

“T+1:45 I started to experience strong visuals in the form of trails along with a strong sense of disorientation. I felt a sort of non-locality, as if my inner being was being swung around while my physical body remained monitionless. This sensation would intensify when I’d close my eyes.


T+2:10 I was relieved to find that after minor vomiting my stomach was much relieved. When I flushed the toilet, the usually familiar sound it makes had turned into a mechanical vibrating noise. Running tap water also made a sound which I can only describe as alien to my normal perception.

I started to experience visual hallucinations in the form of vivid colors and patterns emerging from ordinary objects. A blue rug became a brilliant emerald and ruby colored matrix of shapes that were both prismic and organic. I felt as if this image was a gateway to another world. I began to enter and was sudenly jolted back and the rug has returned to its normal blue self.”

– Excerpts from Shadowmancer’s Diplopterys cabrerana trip report

“Ayahuasca, to me at least, seems to balance me out in a very wholesome & healthy way. For the past 5 days since taking the brew, both E and I have been having many deeply intellectual conversations. Our minds are still operating in the DMT space, we feel very mentally clear & positive. Ayahuasca is such an enabler; it’s so good to clean house. “

– Excerpt from Crystallinesheen’s Diplopterys cabrerana trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 08.

Simon’s Sinicuichi Guide

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Sinicuichi, this perennial shrub native to Mexico and Central America, goes by several names. Officially called Heimia salicifolia, it is also known as yerba de animas (herb of the spirits) and sun opener.

The plant itself is rather common looking, with few distinguishing features. Sinicuichi can grow to be 3 meters tall and 6 meters wide. The plant has many thin branches and yellow flowers of about 2 centimetres in diameter.

Sinicuichi has been used by the indigenous tribes of what is Mexico today for several hundred years. As one of its names suggests, it is thought to be strongly connected to the sun.

Sinicuichi was likely first used in rituals in connection with Xochipilli, the Aztec god of spring and flowers. Since then, sinicuichi has been used by many indigenous tribes for its medical and spiritual properties.

The tea made from sinicuichi is thought to convey the sun’s wisdom to the drinkers. Its most common name, sinicuichi refers to the Mexican magical drink which causes oblivion.

 

Source: Heimia salicifolia – Sinicuichi (entheology.com)

 

Flowering Heimia salicifolia
Sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia)

 

Effects of sinicuichi

Relatively little research has been done on the effects of sinicuichi and their cause. The sun opener contains several alkaloids, of which vertine (a.k.a cryogenine) is considered the main psychoactive compound.

There are various effects associated with the consumption of sinicuichi. However, these are not all present at every occasion and for all users.

The effects that seem to be the most common are auditory hallucinations and a yellow tinge to the vision. The latter is said to persist even after primary effects have faded. The effects have been likened to those caused by wild dagga.

 

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 Sun opener – legal status

 

Sinicuichi is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means it may be bought, cultivated, possessed and traded freely and legally. There are also no laws specifically regulating the consumption of sun opener, though it must conform to the respective laws when sold as a supplement.

A notable exception from this is Louisiana, where possession and sale of plants with hallucinogenic content – including sinicuichi – is prohibited by the Louisiana State Act No 159. Plants may still be used for aesthetic, landscaping or decorative purposes, but not for human consumption.

To summarise, sun opener is legal in practically all other countries and states. However, make sure to consult the appropriate laws before making the decision to buy or try sinicuichi.

 


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Traditional use of sinicuichi

 

Sinicuichi has been used by tribes native to Central America for over a thousand years for its healing properties. The reason the plant has so many names is because it was used and named by dozens of different tribes.

The traditional medical uses overlap with the properties also discovered by modern medicine (see Health benefits of sinicuichi). The plant was used to treat high fever and parasites as well as open wounds.

Sun opener was also believed to bring fertility. Infertile women took baths prepared with sinicuichi leaves and other herbs. Sinicuichi was used both to promote conception and after giving birth (or a miscarriage) in the form of a tea.

Apart from its supposed health benefits, sun opener was also used for spiritual purposes. A traditional way of preparation included leaving the brew made from the plant in the sun for a day to allow it to ferment. During this time, the wisdom of the sun was said to be embedded in the elixir.

 


 

Sun opener effects

 

Structure of cryogenine
Structure of cryogenine

Sinicuichi contains several alkaloids including vertine, lyfoline, lythrine, heimidine and lythridine. Vertine, also called cryogenine is considered to be the main psychoactive compound in the plant.

 

Cognitive effects

The most common cognitive effect of the sun opener is, as mentioned before, auditory hallucination. While this manifests as standalone auditory effects, that is not always the case. For some, these effects are merely reverberations and a sort of enhanced sense of sounds and music.

The acoustic effects are generally accompanied by mild visual changes as well. This generally appears in the form of a yellow tint to the user’s vision, especially the peripheral vision.

Sinicuichi use is generally described as a positive, relaxing, or even euphoric experience. Consumption may be followed by slight giddiness and a feeling of intoxication; not unlike marijuana but milder.

 

Physical effects

Sun opener is a vasodilator; widening blood vessels which causes a lowering of blood pressure. This also causes the user’s body to cool slightly.

The other common physical effect of sinicuichi can also be considered a side-effect, as it is generally considered unpleasant. Consumption of the substance causes sore, aching muscles and a decrease in the control of motor functions.

 

After effects

There are very few hangover-type after effects associated with sun opener, though some few users have reported headaches. Feelings of tiredness, sore muscles and the golden tint of one’s vision may persist to the next day.

Though sinicuichi is said to improve memory through short-term use, on the long run heavy use may cause memory problems. However, this affects a very small percentage of users.

 

Sources: ErowidEntheology.com

 


 

Sinicuichi health benefits

 

Sinicuichi has been used traditionally for many medical purposes, though only some of these have been proven to be effective by modern medicine.

Sinicuichi has long since been used by indigenous tribes in Mexico for treating high fever and parasitic worms. Open wounds were covered with the plant to prevent further bleeding. Sun opener was also used to treat infertility.

The different alkaloids present in sinicuichi have been discovered to have various health effects. Lythrine is a diuretic while heimidine has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and sinicuichine acts as a tranquiliser.

Cryogene and nesodine are anti-inflammatories as well, with cryogene also acting as a sedative and anti-spasmodic. These two compunds were, in fact, found to have stronger effects than aspirin.


 

 

Sinicuichi preparation and consumption

 

The part of sinicuichi used for its effects are the leaves. Fresh leaves should be left to wilt. The threshold amount when using dry leaves is about 10 grams. The third form of the plant is sinicuichi extract, which is much more potent than the leaves.

Higher doses produce somewhat stronger effects. There have been no reports of anyone overdosing on sinicuichi. However, sun opener is a relatively little known legal high, so users should always be cautious with higher doses.

 

Sinicuichi is generally consumed in the form of a tea. The tea is generally made from dried leaves, though extract may be used as well.

The leaves should be crushed and dropped into either hot or cold water. The “tea” is then left to sit in the sun for at least an hour, but preferably for a whole day, like in the traditional recipe. The mix is then filtered and drunk.

 

Though the traditional way to consume sun opener is by making a tea from the leaves, it is also possible to smoke the leaves. According to user reports, a larger amount of leaves is necessary this way, though the exact dosage is not known.

The preparation is simple: the crushed leaves are rolled into a cigarette. The taste and smell are reported to be sweeter than tobacco. Sinicuichi may be combined with other substances such as wild dagga to achieve a more pronounced effect, but the health effects of this method are yet unknown.

 

 

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Sinicuichi trip reports

 

The following are experiences of ordinary people, who took sinicuichi.

 

“I was woken in the middle of the night by the sound of the train going by far off blowing its horn (as it normally does and occasionally I awaken to it). But the train horn sound had digital delay on it, a musical effect where the sound echoes over and over.

I was in a pleasant slightly dazed state, but that I accredit mostly to being half awake and half asleep at 3:30am. I stayed in this half-and-half state for a half an hour. I did feel good emotionally though, very comfortable, but maybe I can attest this to simply warm covers on a cold night and laying down when sleepy.

– Excerpt from Malawi’s sinicuichi trip report

“My patience was well rewarded. In half an hour I realized that this sinicuichi session would be very different from my previous ones. The first hint was provided by a peculiar altered perception of colors, as if empty space were darker than usual and objects were emitting some faint radiance. Then it happened: for the first time, the ‘sun opened’ on me! [Sinicuichi is often called the ‘sun opener’ although reports of yellow vision are rare.]

Everything was bathed in a soft, wondrous sunshine. I went into a dark room, and put the headphones on with some favorite music. Eyes closed, I experienced a euphoria that can only be described as overwhelming–certainly as strong, if not stronger than anything I’ve felt with kratom or even the Plant of Joy. There was a definite bodily sensation of flowing into the music, almost like morphing into a musical note. Incredible! A truly entheogenic experience if there ever was one! “

– Excerpts from Demarksman’s sinicuichi trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 07

 

Simon’s Morning Glory Guide

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The name morning glory refers not to a single type of plant but to more than 1000 species in the Convolvulaceae family.
Morning glories are flowering plants of various colours.

Morning glory species show great variance. They may be annual or perennial, climbing vines like the cardinal climber or moonflowers that flower at night.

Various species of morning glory have been cultivated in the past millennia. They were generally used only for ornamental purposes, though in China they were also used as laxatives. Aztec priests were most likely the first ones to use morning glory for their hallucinogenic properties.

The species used in traditional rituals was Turbina corymbosa, also known as Rivea corymbosa. In fact, the plant’s Nahuatl name is Ololiúqui, meaning round thing. This refers to the circular seeds of the plant, as it is the seeds that contain the most psychoactive compounds.

Apart from Turbina corymbosa (also known as Christmas vine or snakeplant) Ipomoea tricolor is the species most widely used for its psychoactive effects. The most common name for the latter is Heavenly Blue.

The Heavenly Blue variant of morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor).
“Heavenly Blue” morning glory

Effects of the morning glory

Psychoactive effects of the morning glory are thought to be caused by the LSA content of morning glory seeds. LSA, or lysergic acid amide is an alkaloid with a structure very similar to that of LSD.

LSA is, in fact, a precursor of LSD, which means it is a component in the production of LSD. LSA is a serotonergic compound that binds to and activates the  5-HT2A  serotonin receptor.

Despite the structural similarities the effects of LSD and LSA differ somewhat. The latter induces a rather dreamlike state, while the former is more energising.

LSA causes visual distortions as well as full on visual and auditory hallucinations. Other effects include euphoria, enhanced thought processes as well as loss of control over motoric functions.

 

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 Morning glory – legal status

 

Morning glory is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means it may be cultivated. LSA, however, is a controlled substance and extraction as well as possession of it is illegal.

Morning glory is also regulated in some areas as it is considered an invasive weed.

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 morning glory – legal status
USALSA is a schedule III substance, illegal to extract or possess. Cultivation of morning glory is prohibited in Arizona as it is considered a noxious weed. Louisiana has banned consumption of morning glory seeds, though the plants may still be used for ornamental purposes. Morning glory is legal in the rest of the states.
AustraliaMorning glory is legal to grow in Australia, though it may not be imported or exported because of its LSA content.
FrancePlants are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.
GermanyMorning glories are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.
ItalyMorning glory seeds are controlled narcotic drugs in Italy, making them illegal.
NetherlandsMorning glories are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.
UKMorning glories are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.

 


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The “morning glory high”

 

The morning glory species most commonly consumed for their effects are Christmas vine (Turbina corymbosa) and several variations of Ipomoea tricolor called Heavenly Blue, Pearly Gates and Flying Saucer.

Structure of the LSA, the active component in morning glory
Structure of LSA

The main active compound in morning glory is generally considered to be LSA. However, pure LSA injected intramuscularly did not have the same effect as the seeds themselves.* Many argue that the psychedelic effects are induced by a combination of the various lysergamides in the plants, not by LSA in itself.

For the moment, though, LSA is considered the most likely to be causing the psychedelic effects.

LSA is a serotonergic compound that binds to and activates the 5-HT2A  serotonin receptor.

Though the most important and sought-after effect caused by morning glory seeds are the hallucinations, the plant has several other effects as well.

 

Cognitive effects

There are several cognitive effects caused by morning glory, which are attributed to LSA. The LSA high is reported to be more clear-headed than LSD high. Users experience enhanced analytic capabilities and thought processes.

Morning glory seeds cause temporary short-term memory loss, déja vu and an impersonal, disconnected point of view, also known as ego-death. Sense of time is also distorted.

LSA causes several visual effects that range from geometric patterns to whole scenarios. The visuals are accompanied by auditory effects as well. Colours appear to shift, while objects may melt or pulse. However, open eyed visuals are only possible with higher doses.

 

Physical effects

LSA can act either as a stimulant or a sedative, depending on the setting in which it is consumed. In a calm environment it relaxes the user even further, while in a stimulating setting or during physical activities it has an energising effect.

Other physical effects caused by morning glory seeds include a certain “body high” with spontaneous sensations and physical euphoria. LSA is a vasoconstrictor and increases blood pressure.

 

After effects

Primary effects of LSA-use usually last about 5-10 hours. However. this may differ significantly on a person by person basis, so caution should be exercised, especially by first time users.

For up to 3 hours after the primary effects have ended, the color distortions and the increased sense of brightness usually remains. A feeling of empty headedness often occurs during this period as well. Pupils often remain dilated for a while after the primary effects have ended.

 

Sources: *ErowidPsychonautWiki


 

Dangers of morning glory

 

The most common side effect of morning glory are nausea and vomiting. Other negative effects may include anxiety, paranoia and a general sense of unease. These pass with the primary effects.

LSA causes vasoconstriction, the narrowing of blood vessels which increases blood pressure. Painful or uncomfortable legs are a sign of lowered blood flow to the muscles and indicate that a break from morning glory seeds is necessary.

LSA causes no physical addiction and no long-term harm caused by the substance has been reported. The lethal dose for humans is not known, as it has likely never been reached. Still, caution needs to be taken with larger doses of morning glory.

Morning glory seeds are legally available in various shops in most countries. However, seeds intended for cultivation are often covered in pesticides or other substances which are harmful to humans. Morning glory seeds intended for consumption should only be bought from reputable legal high shops.

 


 

Morning glory health benefits

 

Morning glory seeds have traditionally been used in Chinese medicine for their laxative effects. The species of morning glory used for this purpose is Ipomoea nil.

Another type of morning glory, Ipomoea aquatica – also known as water spinach or swamp cabbage – is used as a green vegetable. However, this variant contains no LSA.

 


 

Morning glory preparation and consumption

 

There are multiple ways morning glory seeds may be consumed to achieve the desired effects. Some of these include the extraction of LSA from the seeds, which is illegal in most countries. Although small-scale home extraction for personal use is not likely to be prosecuted, it is not advised.

 

Preparation

The most basic method for preparing morning glory seeds is by pulverizing the seeds in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Water is added and the concoction is put into the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Shake occasionally and add more water as necessary. Before consumption – preferably after a few days – strain the liquid into a cup through cloth or similar fabric.

Another method uses flowers to create a sort of “morning glory wine”. The flowers are put into a container with water and let sit for a week or two. The “wine” created this way has milder effects than the seeds, reportedly similar to the high caused by marijuana. However, there have been users who felt no effects from this concoction.

Alternatively you can eat the seeds or the leaves or flowers raw. The seeds are said to contain the highest amount of LSA.

 

Consumption

After filtering or straining the fluid, the solid parts may be discarded and the remaining tea or “wine” is drunk. The taste of morning glory seeds is generally deemed unpleasant, so it is worth having a chaser drink nearby.

 


 

Morning glory dosage

 

The concentration of psychoactive compounds in morning glory seeds varies greatly from plant to plant. Users, especially those trying morning glory for the first time, should always be cautious with higher doses.

The threshold amount for morning glory is about 50 seeds. The common dosage is between 100-250 seeds, while anything over 400 seeds is considered heavy.

 


 

Buy morning glory seeds

 

I recommend buying morning glory and morning glory seeds at the following link:

Buy morning glory /Shipped from the Netherlands./

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now, but the aforementioned shop ships worldwide.

 


 

Morning glory trip reports

 

These are morning glory trip reports of ordinary people from all around the web.

 

“I stood up and noticed all objects started to have this peculiar glow about them.. almost as if I was having double vision, but in a cool, ghostly, psychedelic way. I got lost in the patterns of the floor and realised that the television was annoying me. I walked across the room and plugged my headphones into the giant stereo. As soon as the ear buds touched the inner workings of my ear, my brain had an orgasm.

I peeled the orange and the paper towel caught my eye. The highlight colours of the towel were bright yellow and blue, they would change to purple and pink in a specific rhythm. I balled the paper towel up, threw it in the air, laid it out on the ground, and played with it in ways you couldn’t imagine doing so with simple sheet of paper. The wrinkles of the towel started dancing around…”

– Excerpts from Cynosure’s morning glory trip report

 

“1:56 AM
I finished eating the seeds. It took about 45 minutes to eat all 240+ of them.

2:25 AM
Tunnel vision sets in. I’ve been patiently waiting and battling nausea. The monitor grew incredibly bright, almost offensively so.

2:3? AM
My body retreats into my head. All at once my brain is the only part of me that really exists. I stare stupidly at my limbs and move about on my bed a bit, watching my fingers splay and clench in the rippling aquarium light, the angle and shadows made it look skeletal, which was extremely fascinating for some reason.

2:4? AM
For some reason the lucidity really started to take hold here. I became transfixed with repeated keyboard motions and the way they appeared on screen and how they altered the sounds of words. The suffix -iddle as in exampliddle diddle, etc, as well a s t y p i n g l i k e t h i s, stuff of that nature, mundane but inexplicably amusing for whatever reason.

During this time I think the climb was speeding up, the nausea was subsiding and my compacted feeling grew more and more intense, it now felt like my body was completely folded up and stuffed inside of my brain and it was shrinking as well to make my perspectives warped and narrow.”

– Excerpts from Alcaloidaholic’s ayahuasca trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 07.

Simon’s Yopo Guide

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Yopo, also called cohoba, parica or calcium tree is a tree native to South America and the Caribbean region. The plant has two variants; Anadenanthera peregrina var. falcata and Anadenanthera peregrina var. peregrina. The latter is most often used for entheogenic purposes.

Anadenanthera has been used in various rituals for thousands of years. Several healing properties have been attributed to the plant. The traditional way to take the substance is by inhaling it in the form of snuff.

There are, in fact, two very similar plants used for this purpose. The yopo snuff is made from the aforementioned Anadenanthera peregrina, while Anadenanthera colubrina is used to create vilca snuff.

 

Anadenanthera peregrina, yopo tree with seed pods
Anadenanthera peregrina or yopo

Effects of yopo:

The main active compound in yopo is bufotenin, a tryptamine related to serotonin. Bufotenin is present in the leaves and bark of the tree, though its beans contain the highest concentration.

Yopo contains two other compounds of the tryptamine family, DMT and 5-MeO-DMT as well. All three compounds have psychedelic effects of some form.

DMT and its derivative, 5-MeO-DMT have relatively short-lived effects. Bufotenin on the other hand may affect the user for up to 2-3 hours.

Yopo is generally insufflated, as DMT is not active orally without MAO inhibitors. Snuffling yopo is a rather unpleasant experience accompanied by intense pain to the nostrils. That is why it has traditionally been blown into others’ nostrils through long pipes.

Yopo has both physical and cognitive effects. A tingling throughout the body and increased heart rate are the first to appear. This is followed by visual hallucinations. Common side-effects of the substance include strong nausea.

 

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 Yopo – legal status

 

Anadenanthera of either variation is not a controlled plant in most countries. It may be kept for aesthetic and landscaping purposes practically everywhere, though human consumption is banned in some places.

Also, bufotenine and DMT are both controlled substances in most countries. Therefore extraction and possession of these compounds is illegal. The same is true for practically all countries, but always consult the appropriate laws before buying or using yopo.

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Yopo – legal status
USAYopo is, in general, legal in the USA. Louisiana has banned yopo in the sense that it may not be consumed, but can still be kept for ornamental purposes. DMT and bufotenin are schedule I substances; illegal to extract and own. There has also been anecdotal evidence of yopo confiscated and its owner prosecuted on the basis of possessing a schedule I substance.
AustraliaYopo is not specifically regulated, but import of plants containing DMT content is illegal. Bufotenin is also a schedule I substance.
NetherlandsYopo is not a controlled plant in the Netherlands and is legal. Extraction and possession of DMT and bufotenin are prohibited.
UKYopo is not a controlled plant in the UK and is legal. Extraction and possession of DMT and bufotenin are prohibited.

 

Sources: ErowidBufotenin legal statusYopo is illegal! (Reddit)

 


Buy yopo

 

Buy yopo – US

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

Buy yopo – Netherlands

You can buy yopo at the following link:

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It should be noted that while this product is named yopo, it is, in fact Anadenanthera colubrina. As mentioned before, snuff made from anadenanthera colubrina – as opposed to A. peregrina – is called vilca. However, effects of the two substances are practically the same.

Yopo snuff effects

 

Yopo contains three main active compounds: bufotenin, DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. All three are serotonergic compounds, binding to and activating serotonin receptors. How exactly this results in psychedelic effects is not entirely clear though.

Structure of bufotenin
Structure of bufotenin

The effects of yopo are mainly attributed to bufotenin, as the other two compounds are rather short acting. Yopo beans can contain up to 7,4% bufotenin, while the DMT content is under 0.1%.

Yopo may be taken orally; however, bufotenine and DMT are not, by themselves, active orally. These substances are metabolised by monoamine oxidase, which is why oral consumption only produces psychedelic effects if taken along with MAO inhibitors.

Yopo is traditionally consumed in the form of insufflation. It has been used in shamanistic rituals of tribes in South America for thousands of years.

However, yopo is reported to smell and taste vile; which is why it is traditionally not taken alone. Participants sit facing each other, and blow the snuff into the other’s nose through a long tube. This way much more of the substance can be consumed.

 

Cognitive effects

Yopo is a psychedelic substance with both stimulating and sedating effects. In the first 20-40 minutes yopo acts as a stimulant, afterwards as a sedative.

It is during the latter period that hallucinations appear. These are reported to be similar to the visuals of LSD and mescaline. The difference is that with yopo the cognitive effects of yopo intensify quickly, but fade rather fast as well.

Colors begin to shift, objects seem to melt or pulse. Along with geometric shapes, creatures and whole scenarios may be experienced as well.

Apart from the visual effects, yopo has been reported to cause mild euphoria in users, though it is not exactly a pleasure drug. An increased sense of anxiety is also common.

 

Physical effects

Yopo causes quite a few physical effects, most of which can be considered side-effects, as they are rather unpleasant. Consumption often results in loss of motor functions, especially during the hallucinatory stage.

The most common side effect of yopo is nausea, reported to be quite strong in most cases. The insufflation itself can also be rather painful to the nostrils.

Yopo causes high blood pressure and the users’ cheeks and forehead flush intensely. At higher doses, this can take on a purplish hue, indicating blood circulation problems.

 

 

Sources: WikipediaErowid (trip report)

 


 

Dangers of yopo

 

The LD50 of bufotenin in rodents was measured at about 200-300 mg/kg. Doses taken in recreational use are significantly lower than that. However, in one experiment, a patient received 40 milligrams, after which no pulse or blood pressure could be measured.

Though in the experiment mentioned the dose was administered intramuscularly, caution should always be exercised with higher amounts of bufotenin.

Bufotenin has also been associated with various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and ASD. A 2010 study found that  the urine of affected individuals held higher bufotenin levels.

 

Sources: Effect of Some Indolealkylamines on ManElevated urine levels of bufotenine in patients with autistic spectrum disorders and schizophrenia

 


 

Yopo preparation and consumption

 

 

Yopo is one of the lesser-researched plants with psychoactive properties. Also, the concentration of the psychoactive compounds in the beans varies from plant to plant. As a result, There is no definitive information on the exact effect of various doses.

 

As mentioned in the dosage part, use 1-4 seeds per person. Heat the seeds on low heat until the bean’s husk breaks, and the bean “pops”. Remove this outer shell; it will not be used and can be discarded.

The inner seed should be heated further until it becomes crunchy. The seeds are then crushed by mortar and pestle, coffee grinder or something similar.

The powder should then be mixed with calcium hydroxide (lime) or calcium oxide (from certain types of ashes, calcined shells, etc.) and a little water to form a paste with the consistency of bread dough. Heat and dry the mixture, then pulverize again to create the powder.

 

The created yopo snuff is taken through insufflation. The powder is usually snorted, though the traditional way is blowing it into one another’s nose.

Yopo may not only be snuffed but smoked as well. Recipes suggest freebasing the anadenanthera seeds by soaking them in surfactant free ammonia.
Yopo has been traditionally smoked mixed with tobacco in the form of cigars, while chewing on Banisteriopsis caapi. The latter is a MAO inhibitor, which enhances the effects of yopo. Other MAOIs may be used as well.

Oral consumption of yopo does not have a tradition as other substances with DMT content such as ayahuasca. DMT is not active orally in itself, which means it must be taken along with a MAO inhibitor to achieve the desired effects.

B. caapi or other MAOIs may be used along with yopo to reach a psychedelic state. Increased nausea may be felt; while the experience itself is reported to be more relaxed and dream-like.

 


 

Buy yopo

 

You can buy yopo at the following link:

Buy yopo  /Shipped from the Netherlands./

It should be noted that while this product is named yopo, it is, in fact Anadenanthera colubrina. As mentioned before, snuff made from anadenanthera colubrina – as opposed to A. peregrina – is called vilca. However, effects of the two substances are practically the same.

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 


 

Yopo trip reports

 

” It tasted god awful and had a terrible burn. The drip was also disgusting and made me want to gag.

The vertigo was still unbearable and the light was a little to harsh so I went to my room with the light off and shut the door. Instantly I started to panic so I opened the door again. My fear of the dark was inexplicable.

Then visuals began to materialize. There were no colors but I could defiantly see shapes. The start looked like one of those old movies where the credit screen burned away from the city. The illness began to fade as I focused on the images. It was like I was standing on a sidewalk and these silhouettes were passing me by. I couldn’t see them clearly but somehow I knew that they weren’t human.”

– Excerpts from ZeroBoy’s yopo trip report

“Over the next hour I recorded myself talking and singing (poorly cause I suck at it, but it felt good to do none the less) and found myself very consciously breathing and working my body and mind feeling and doing and simply dancing in and out of whatever muse struck.”

– Excerpt from Vilcan officer’s vilca trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 17.

Simon’s San Pedro Cactus Guide

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San Pedro cactus, also known as Echinopsis pachanoi or Trichocereus pachanoi is a cactus native to the Andes which contains mescaline.

San Pedro cactus generally grows to 3-6 meters, with 6-15 centimetres in diameter. The cactus has white flowers that open at night and dark, oblong fruits.

The San Pedro cactus is only one of the several plants in the Cactacaea family that contains mescaline. Others include peyote, Peruvian torch, Bolivian torch, and some other with only trace amounts.

Psychedelic cacti have a long history of being used for their mescaline content by Native Americans. Nowadays it is illegal in  most countries, including the USA, to extract mescaline from the plants. However, these cacti may still be grown for decorative purposes.

San Pedro cactus in bloom
San Pedro cacti in bloom

Effects of the San Pedro cactus:

The main active ingredient in the San Pedro cactus is mescaline  or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine. Mescaline is an alkaloid with psychedelic effects similar to LSD and psilocybin. While mescaline occurs naturally in many Cactaceae and certain Fabaceae, it is also synthetised.

Mescaline is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it binds to and activated the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor, as well as the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor. Exactly how this results in psychedelic effects is yet unclear, though  but it likely involves excitation of neurons in the prefrontal cortex.

Mescaline can induce a variety of physical, cognitive and visual effects. Visual hallucinations include enhanced colours and brightness, geometric forms and complex fractals.

Auditory hallucinations may also occur, and synesthesia can easily be experienced with the help of music. Though the effects are rather similar to those of LSD, the kaleidoscopic visual effects manifest more clearly with eyes closed.

 

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 San Pedro cactus – legal status

 

The San Pedro cactus is, in itself, not a controlled plant in most countries. Plants and seeds may be bought and cultivated for ornamental and gardening purposes. In this sense, the cactus is legal.

However, the mescaline that can be extracted from San Pedro cacti is a controlled substance in most countries. As a result, extraction and possession of the mescaline content is illegal, and plants may not be cultivated for purposes of consumption.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 San Pedro cactus – legal status
USAMescaline is a schedule I substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only. Dried, powdered cacti may be seized and the owner prosecuted.
AustraliaMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only in the states of Tasmania and New South Wales.
CanadaMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
FranceMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
GermanyMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
ItalyMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
NetherlandsMescaline is a controlled substance and illegal to extract or possess. San Pedro cacti are not controlled.
New ZealandMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
NorwayMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
SwedenMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
UKMescaline is a controlled substance; both live and powdered cacti may be owned legally.

 

Sources: ErowidWikipedia

 


San Pedro cactus for sale

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – US

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – Europe, Netherlands

I recommend buying San Pedro cactus at the following place:

Buy San Pedro cactus /Shipped from the Netherlands./


Mescaline effects

 

Mescaline is a psychedelic, hallucinogenic substance with widespread recreational use. Most of the effects induced by mescaline are of a cognitive nature, though there are some physical effects as well.

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it exerts its effects through activating the  serotonin 5-HT2A receptor with a high affinity.

The exact reason for the occurring psychedelic effects is unclear, as there are some 5-HT2A agonists that have no such effects. Mescaline also binds to and activates the 5-HT2C receptor.

 

Cognitive effects

The mental effects caused by mescaline are generally considered positive. Common effects include feelings of euphoria, though users may also experience negative effects such as increased anxiety.

The San Pedro cactus and other sources of mescaline induce an altered state of consciousness while accelerating the thought process and enhancing the analytic capabilities. The state induced by mescaline is more lucid and clear than that of LSD.

Structure of mescaline, 2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine
Structure of mescaline

Although conceptual thinking is enhanced, mescaline use may also cause disorganised thinking, delusions, and a distorted sense of time.

As with most psychedelics, mescaline causes short term memory suppression, which can lead to a disassociation from one’s self and ego death. Mescaline use is considered by many to be a spiritual experience.

 

Physical effects

Mescaline is a stimulant, making users feel more energetic and motivating them to participate in various physical activities such as running or dancing. This is accompanied by an increased control over one’s body, as well as enhanced tactile sensations.

Other physical effects common to psychedelic substances include wakefulness, dilated pupils and increased heart rate. Nausea is among the less enjoyable effects caused by mescaline.

The most sought-after effects of the San Pedro cacti are the open and closed eye hallucinations. The visual and auditory effects occur rather consistently with mescaline use.

Hallucinations can range from geometric patterns to whole scenarios. Visions are often spiritual, mystical or religious in their nature. Generally described as a positive experience, some users have reported seeing unspeakable horrors as well.

 

After effects

The onset of mescaline takes about 40 minutes, while the primary effects themselves usually last for 8-12 hours. After effects are normally experienced for about 24 hours after the consumption.

After effects of mescaline include joint stiffness, muscle aches and physical tiredness. This is the result of the body returning to its normal state from elevated blood pressure and the stimulating effect of mescaline.

Other reports of after effects mention various feelings of confusion and a sort of afterglow from the effects. Insomnia is common even in the hours after the primary effects have faded.

 

Sources: Drugs.comPsychonautWiki

 


 

Dangers of San Pedro cactus

 

The San Pedro cactus is generally considered a relatively safe substance.  A study of the Huichol Indians found no abnormalities, even though the subjects took Peyote an average of 35 times a year all through their adult lives.

Source: Psychedelics Encyclopedia

Another study was conducted on members of the Native American Church. With a sample group of about 30 000 mescaline users, one of every 70 000 ingestion was categorised as a “bad trip”. Mescaline also causes no physical addiction.

There have been no reports of overdose effects or lethal consequences of mescaline use. The LD50 for rats is about 800-1200 mg/kg orally. This means it would take several times the strong dose of mescaline to be lethal to humans. Still, caution should be exercised when consuming larger doses.

Source: Erowid

 


 

San Pedro cactus health benefits

 

San Pedro cacti has been used for its supposed healing properties for thousands of years. However, there is no reliable research on what its exact health benefits include. The cactus is  consumed in the form of a tea.

The San Pedro cactus is also believed to have an enlightening effect, as the experience is often considered spiritual or even divine. According to the anecdotes, the name of the plant itself is a reference to Saint Peter, who holds the keys to heaven.

There have been many suggestions regarding the potential medical uses of mescaline, including treatment of alcoholism and depression. However, due mainly to its legal status, very little research has been conducted on the substance.

 


 

San Pedro cactus preparation and consumption

 

There are various ways to prepare and consume San Pedro cacti. The cactus’ flesh may be chewed raw, though this method is a rather difficult and unpopular way of ingestion.

Another method is to remove the skin of the plant along with the needles, and cut its flesh off the central “spine”. The cactus is then pulverized, and either taken with water or in the form of capsules.

The most popular way to consume San Pedro cactus is by brewing a sort of tea. With this method, the skin, needles and such does not need to be removed (as they will be filtered out).

 

First, a section of the cactus is cut up into slices (like a cucumber). then it is further cut up in order to fit in a blender; and blended along with water of the same amount as the cactus.

The blend is cooked on low heat and stirred regularly until the mixture is even. First the cactus pulp separates from the water, but then the two are combined again; watch out for spillage.

The heat can be increased until the brew simmers. The concoction is brewed for another 2-4 hours. Add water as necessary; by the end about 12-16 ounces (350-450 grams) should remain.

Filter through natural fabric into another pot. Leave the goo in the fabric (e.g. piece of a T-shirt) to cool, then squeeze the rest of the liquid into the pot. The remaining pulp can be discarded.

Drink the juice extracted from the cactus. It still has a rather unpleasant taste, so a chaser is recommended. Still, by removing the need to chew the foul-tasting plant itself, the resulting nausea may be lessened, especially if drunk slowly.

Recipe by John W. Allen (Erowid).

 


 

San Pedro cactus dosage

 

The above recipe uses one foot of San Pedro cactus to create a single dose. It should be noted, however, that the mescaline content of the cacti varies greatly from plant to plant, ranging from 0.1% to 2% in dried specimens.*

The threshold amount for mescaline is 100 milligrams, while up to 1000 mg is considered a heavy dose. Though the lethal dose is much higher than that, users should be extremely cautious with amounts over 1000 mg.

 

*Source: San Pedro Potency FAQ (Erowid)

 


 

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – US

 

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – Europe, Netherlands

 

I recommend buying San Pedro cactus at the following place:

Buy San Pedro cactus  /Shipped from the Netherlands./

 


 

San Pedro cactus trip reports

 

“People took on the strange quality that they do on acid, and I found myself staring at them in wonder. After a few minutes of wandering around, we decided to sit down on a secluded bank of the river and watch the ducks. My wife and brother fed them bread as I watched them swimming around, and I started to see them as if for the first time – they seemed like quite amazing creatures, and seemed to fit their environment so perfectly.

Everything seemed to be moving slowly, the sun was catching in our eyes and I started having some pretty intense open-eyed visuals, which were much more psychedelic than I had expected – similar in intensity to the visuals I have had on acid, but somehow more fluid while retaining a sharp geometrical structure.

We decided, rather appropriately, to visit the cactus greenhouse, and proceeded inside. What met us was a buzzing flux of life that held my brother and I spellbound for about half an hour – we literally stood leaning over the handrail stroking various cacti in mute appreciative silence. It was like we could tangibly feel their life force – they somehow seemed wise and at the same time sad, as if being in such an artificial environment had sapped them of some vital force. “

– Excerpts from The Brothers Grimm’s San Pedro cactus trip report


I practiced meditation for many years and would say that the San Pedro experience has helped me knock down a few walls blocking the path to understanding the nature of one’s mind and being. With San Pedro, I have experienced myself as a being connecting earth to heaven, I have experienced ‘myself’ in many different times and places in the past…a past which is taking place simultaneously with the present. I have experienced the the entirety of the universe and everything in it as a nearly egoless ‘me’.

I can feel the meaning of the cosmological terms ‘big bang’ and ‘wormhole’. The ‘feelings’ stay with me for the next day as they diminish. Going into a San Pedro experience with a list of my ‘stuff’ to work on, I can also see that stuff and choose to confront it on an entirely different plane. “

– Excerpts from Cactal fan’s San Pedro cactus trip report

 

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Share your own trip report in the comment section below (to ensure anonymity don’t use your real name or real email address when submitting trip reports)!

Some of the information presented here might be outdated or incorrect (check “last updated” below). Make sure, that if you are planning to try out any of the substances to research them yourself as well.

I’m 100% committed to safe and responsible legal high consumption. If you have a few minutes to spare please read my blog post about responsible and safe legal drugs use.

 

San Pedro cactus is only one of the legal highs included in Simon’s legal high guide, check out the others as well.

If you are only interested in legal psychedelics, then check out Simon’s Legal Psychedelics for more.

 

Last updated: 2015. 11. 16.