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Psychedelics, Magic Mushrooms & Cacti

Psychedelics, Magic Mushrooms & Cacti

Psychedelic drugs have been used for centuries for ritual purposes, and their use for recreational purposes became wide spread in the second half of the 20th century when Albert Hoffman synthesized perhaps the most famous hallucinogen of all, LSD. Find out more about this family of drugs by reading on.

Psychedelics have a long history of traditional use in medicine and religion, where they are prized for their perceived ability to promote physical and mental healing. In this regard they are more usually known as entheogens, this name is used to refer to these drugs when used for religious effects. Some Native American practioners have even claimed success against alcoholism.

Some of the better known psychedelics include LSD, magic mushrooms, the plants Peyote and San Pedro cactus, Morning Glory Ayahuasca or Yaje is usually brewed into a form of tea. Ecstasy is a modern synthetic popular among the young in the dance club scene. Cannabis which is one of the most widely used recreation drugs will produce effects similar to a low dose of a classic psychedelic, as well as fairly prominent, generally wonderful feelings. The compounds are mind altering and dependant upon the one used can produce effects which are characterized by feelings of openness, euphoria, empathy, love, and heightened self-awareness, but not by visual hallucinations. Others can cause a general change in consciousness, mild euphoria, and feelings of general well-being, relaxation or stress reduction.

In most western countries the use and supply of psychedelics is against the law and before anyone considers buying or using a psychedelic they should ensure that this is not against the law of the country that they are in. Many countries have punitive punishments for possession or using drugs, their laws should be carefully adhered to.

As with any medication or drug there can be side effects, some short term some long term if the user takes these on a continuous basis. Many of the side effects when using psychedelic drugs can be; suffering from headaches, stomach pains, vomiting or dizziness. Many psychedelic drugs have no side effects at all; consult the instruction that may accompany the drug.

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