Does anyone know what the peyote cactus is and how it is consumed and the effects?
Q:Does anyone know what the peyote cactus is and how it is consumed and the effects?
More Answers to “Does anyone know what the peyote cactus is and how it is consumed and the effects?“Peyote CactiPeyote is a small spineless, leafless, globe-shaped cactus. The mescal buttons of the peyote cacti provide a source of hallucinatory alkaloid.Peyote is a native of the Chihuahan Desert and is annually harvested by the millions. If peyote is harvested properly, several new heads can form from the old root thereby generating new plants. Because of careless harvesting practices however, peyote is often cut too deeply, leaving little or no root remaining in the ground.The top part of the cacti rarely rises above an inch or so about the soil. The biggest part of the peyote cactus is actually underground in the long, carrot-like root. The above ground “button” portion is cut and consumed either fresh, dried or as tea. In addition to the damaging effects of commercial harvesting, large sections of the “peyote gardens” of Texas have been uprooted for new grazing land. Consequently, regions where peyote once flourished in commercially harvestable quantities are now lacking in any significant cactus growth. Peyote produces over 50 chemically related compounds. The effects experienced after consuming this unique medicine range from a feeling of physical energy and well being (when taken in small amounts, though this is often preceded by a brief period of lethargy), to actual visionary experiences when larger quantities are consumed. Individuals have been known to experience stomach discomfort (gut rot) or nausea during the first few hours though this is not always the case.Noticeable psychoactive effects can usually last up to 10 hours. Experienced peyotists acknowledge and welcome the feeling of this medicine working with them as a spiritual and physical blessing.The positive, life enhancing benefit of the peyote medicine is noted in the ritual use of peyote as a religious sacrament in a number of Native American cultures.
What Is Peyote Cactus Peyote Cactus is a small, spineless cactus, (Lophophora williamsii), whose principal active ingredient is the hallucinogen mescaline. From earliest recorded time, peyote has been used by natives in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States as a part of traditional religious rites. Mescaline can be extracted from peyote or produced synthetically. Its crown, or ‘button’, is used for psychedelic purposes. It is cut from the cactus and dried into a hard brown disc. The disc, sometimes referred to as a ‘mescal button’, contains a methoxylated amphetamine.There are a number of cacti that are used for their hallucinogenic properties. The most common is the Peyote Cactus, found from central Mexico to southern Texas. Peyote contains relatively large quantities (one to six per cent of the plant’s weight) of mescaline – a strong hallucinogen. Other cacti include the San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi), from around the Andes, Doñana (Coryphantha macromeris) from northern Mexico and three related mescaline-bearing species from South America. Hallucinogenic cacti are quite rare in the UK, though the peyote cactus can be bought mail order or directly from some cacti-specialists or head shops. Hallucinogenic cacti are not illegal in the UK, unless prepared for consumption as a hallucinogen. This could include drying them, or cutting them into edible ‘buttons’. It usually takes six to ten of these buttons to gain the desired effect. The peyote experience is different from that of pure mescaline – the former experience more intense and complex. This is due to the presence of many more alkaloids that affect mind and body such as hordenine, pellotine, anhalinine, anhalonine and tyramine. Some of these chemicals in combination apparently potentiate the effects of the mescaline and definitely alter some of the characteristics of the experience. Effects And Risks Of Taking Peyote Cactus Effects of Peyote Cactus:-The cacti’s effects are in some ways similar to LSD, but longer lasting and more physical.Users typically vomit before entering a dreamlike state where sound and scale distort and visions appear.The trip can last up to 12 hours with the user deep in trance and detached from the world around them. Increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure; loss of appetite, sleeplessness, numbness, weakness, tremors. Terrifying thoughts, and anxiety, fears of insanity or losing control.Risks of Using Peyote Cactus:-Some users experience “flashbacks”, or hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD), which are reoccurrences of hallucinations long after ingesting the drug. The causes of these effects, which in some users occur after a single experience with the drug, are not known. Hallucinogen:-Are drug that produces hallucinations — distortion in perception of sights and sounds — and disturbances in emotion, judgment, and memory. Is Peyote Cactus Addictive Like most drugs it can make a user psychologically dependent so when they stop using it they feel depressed. The Law And Peyote Cactus The hallucinogen mescaline is a class A drug in the UK. ******************************.For more visit the site given below.Take Care and God Bless !P.SKeep away from narcotics and drugs if you want a happy life ! God Bless you !