Major psychedelics

Millions of people around the world have tried psychedelics substances at some stage in their life, the most widely used being LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or ‘acid’) derived from ergot, a fungus which grows on rye and psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms (shrooms’), or fungal sclerota (‘truffles’), used by ancient societies since 1000 BC.

Other popular psychedelics include the Amazonian plant brew ayahuasca (DMT containing) mostly used for spiritual and healing purposes, mescaline, found in San Pedro and Peyote cacti, similar to LSD, profoundly altering perception of self and reality, ibogaine, also a naturally occurring psychedelic effective to treat drug addictions.

More information on classical psychedelics and other less known substances can be found on PsychonautWiki.

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