Psychedelic substances have been surrounded by negative perception from the western world, despite their healing properties that have been known for thousands of years to humanity.
Because of their psychoactive properties, just as many other substances that are deemed ‘unfit,’ most herbs and plants that contain psychedelic substances have been banned from use by many governments.
However, there are some herbs and plants that contain psychedelic substances and are completely legal to grow in your home. You will be surprised to learn that some of these may even be in your kitchen as you’re reading this.
Traditionally used by Siberian shamans in religious ceremonies, these crimson and white mushrooms can give you strong highs and hallucinations. They contain muscimol, a psychoactive ingredient, but the absence of psilocybin makes them completely legal to cultivate and consume.
Also known as the Sun Opener, this yellow flower was considered as sacred by the Aztecs and it was used to create a trance-like divination. The fermented beverage from this plant is believed among Mexican shamans to grant prophetic visions and intense recollections to the imbiber.
Salvia, or the Sage of the Diviners, is a cousin of the common sage and it’s considered to be one of the most potent natural psychedelics available. Salvinorin A, its active ingredient, holds a hallucinogenic potency as strong as that of LSD and triggers multi-dimensional hallucinations which often result in “end of the world” style trips. The legal status varies from one state to the next, but it can be legally obtained in many states and countries.
A spice especially popular during the Christmas season, and one that can cause mild hallucinations followed by a deep slumber (if consumed in excessive amounts). While research in this field is scarce, it’s been theorized that the myristicin transforms when metabolized and it induces a drug-induced high. And it takes large quantities of nutmeg and up to 6 hours of waiting for any effect to be felt.
HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE
A heart-shaped climbing vine with stunning trumpet flowers, and one that has an active LSA compound. While with a similar structure to that of LSD, LSA offers a diverse psychedelic occurrence and it’s normally milder than the effects of LSD. The compound provides a more clear-headed and a more-focused high. The extraction and possession of LSA are prohibited in most countries but possessing a Hawaiian Baby Woodrose is not.
The bark, roots, and leaves of the mimosa tree, native to Brazil, have been traditionally used in natural medicine. Psychotria viridis is the primary ingredient in this tree. It has a similar function like that of DMT, but it doesn’t activate until it’s combined with a MOA inhibitor. It is traditionally used to create Ayahuasca, and it can alter your state of consciousness for up to 8 hours.
HEAVENLY BLUE MORNING GLORY
This plant was used in Ancient Egypt as a powerful aphrodisiac. It contains traces of LSA, which is similar to LSD, and the seeds can trigger psychedelic and hallucinogenic episodes if ingested. It’s a commonly grown flower that comes in many varieties and it’s often sold in botanical centers.
Another sacred flower for the Ancient Egyptians which is commonly used as a mild sedative and sleep aid. It can be found in homeopathic shops and it’s cultivated and sold in both tea and extract form. The Blue Lotus flower is commonly prescribed to people who suffer from insomnia and similar sleep disturbances, but it can also provide lucid dreams.
Regardless of the legal status of these plants, we strongly advise against reckless use of the same. If you decide to go through the psychedelic experience with any of these substances, we strongly recommend that you do research prior to consumption.