A psyche plant is a psychoactive herb or shrubs whose principal deed is to alter reasoning and perception. Psychedelic plants are part of a wider class of psychoactive medications known as hallucinogens. Unlike other drugs or plants such as stimulants and opioids which induce familiar states of consciousness, psychedelic plants tend to affect and explore the mind in ways that result in the experience being qualitatively different from those of ordinary consciousness. Here is the list of more psychedelic plants you wish you knew before and need to explore if you’re a salvia lover.
Heavenly Blue (Morning Glory): Best Among Psychedelic Plants
This is a species of morning glory native to the New World tropics. Hallucinations are the predominant effect after ingesting morning glory seeds. Vivid visual and tactile hallucinations, as well as increased awareness of colors have been described due to its active Constituents of Ergoline alkaloids
Fly Agaric Mushrooms (Amanita muscaria)
This is a prototypical representation of hallucinogen with active constituent – Ibotenic acid. These mushrooms were widely used as a psychedelic drug by many of the indigenous people of Siberia as people used it as an alternate method of achieving a trance state.
Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium)
Jimson weed was used as a mystical herb among psychedelic plants where it is smoked with cannabis in traditional pipes. The effects have been described as a living dream in which consciousness falls in and out. It may be described as a “real” trance when a user under the effect can be awaken but completely disconnected from his immediate environment. It actively contained Atropine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine.
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Wormwood its active component is Thujone, it is regarded as a strong psyche plant whose users commonly report Absinthe experience of a ‘clear-headed’ feeling of inebriation — a form of ‘lucid drunkenness’.
Salvia, or Diviner’s Sage (Salvia divinorum)
Salvia divinorum is native to certain areas in Mexico, where it is still used to facilitate shamanic visions in the context of curing or divination. It can be chewed, smoked, or taken as a tincture to produce psychedelic experiences ranging from profuse laughter to much more intense and profoundly altered states
Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin mushrooms): Magical Psychedelic Plants
The experience of ingestion is typically inwardly oriented, with strong visual and auditory components. Visions and revelations may be experienced, and the effect can range from exhilarating to distressing while its Active Constituents are Psilocybin and psilocin.
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)
Typically consumed as a tea, Peyote is a form of long lasting psychedelic plant with the effects last about 10 to 12 hours. When combined with appropriate setting, peyote is reported to trigger states of deep introspection and insight, described as being of a metaphysical or spiritual nature. Active Constituents: Phenethylamine alkaloids, principally Mescaline
Ayahuasca / Yage
When extracted into liquid and consumed, this plant is capable of producing profound mental, physical and spiritual influence. They include hallucinogenic visions, the exact nature of which seem unique to each user. Active constituents include Beta-carboline harmala alkaloids, MAOIs and DMT (dimethyltryptamine)
Cannabis Psychedelic plants
The cannabis plant has an ancient history of ritual usage as a trance-inducing drug found in pharmacological cults. Cannabis main component is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Some effects may include a general change in consciousness, mild euphoria and feelings of well-being. It also promotes relaxation or stress reduction, lethargy, joviality, and recollection of episodic memory. That is not to forget increased sensuality and increased awareness of sensation, occasionally paranoia, agitation or anxiety.
Turbina corymbosais also known as the Christmas vine, it is a species of morning glory. The herb is native throughout Latin America from Mexico in the North to Peru in the South. Intense optical and perceptible hallucinations, as well as increased awareness of colors have been reported.
Virola, also known as Epená, or Cumala, is has glossy, dark green leaves. The clusters of tiny yellow flowers of the plant emit a pungent odor. It is the last of the psychedelic plants you didn’t know about in this list. The herb is always processed into a resin of a number of species. It is then prepared as hallucinogenic snuff or formed into small pellets.