What Is Peyote?
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a member of the nightshade family. Nightshades are plants that contain toxic substances called toxins. These toxins cause severe pain and even death if consumed in large amounts or over long periods of time. Peyote contains two active chemicals known as DMT and harmine which have been used by Native Americans for centuries to induce visions, religious experiences, and spiritual enlightenment.
The plant grows naturally in Mexico, Central America, South America, and parts of North America. It was first cultivated by the Aztecs in ancient times and later spread throughout the Americas during European colonization. The use of peyote is still common among some tribes today. Some believe that its hallucinogenic properties may have helped them survive harsh conditions such as isolation from modern medicine.
Other tribes claim that it causes insanity or leads to suicide.
Some people believe that peyote is illegal because it contains both DMT and harmine. However, these drugs are not dangerous alone. They are part of a complex mixture with other compounds like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and others. The combination of all these ingredients makes the drug extremely potent and potentially deadly.
If ingested in high enough doses they could kill you instantly without any warning whatsoever!
Why Do People Want To Grow Psilocybe Mushrooms?
The Psilocybe family contains some of the most sought after psychoactive substances known to man. Some species like Psilocybe cubensis and Panaeolus cyanescens are fairly easy to grow. These two mushrooms are easy to grow and produce large fruit bodies that contain a mixture of active ingredients that induce visual and auditory hallucinations. In other words, they produce exactly the kind of experiences people expect when taking psychoactive drugs.
The fact is, these mushrooms were almost impossible for most people to grow before the invention of the grow kit. These kits contain a mixture of different ingredients including:
Grain (Wheat, Barley, or Oats)
Manure (Chicken, Cow, or Pig)
These ingredients are all placed in a sterile plastic container and sterilized in an oven at 121 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sources & references used in this article:
Peyote and other psychoactive cacti by A Gottlieb – 2009 – books.google.com
The appeal of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) as a medicine by RE Schultes – American Anthropologist, 1938 – JSTOR
Hallucinogens and dissociative agents naturally growing in the United States by JH Halpern – Pharmacology & therapeutics, 2004 – Elsevier
Peyote: The divine cactus by EF Anderson – 1996 – books.google.com
A tale of two cacti-the complex relationship between peyote (Lophophora williamsii) and endangered star cactus (Astrophytum asterias) by M Terry, D Price, J Poole – … . Southwestern rare and endangered plants …, 2007 – fs.usda.gov
Peyote religion: A history by OC Stewart – 1987 – books.google.com
An overview of cacti and the controversial peyote by M Rojas-Aréchiga, J Flores – Peyote: History, Tradition, Politics …, 2016 – books.google.com
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