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Dried Peyote Cactus

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Peyote Psychedelic Cactus

Peyote is a hallucinogenic species of cacti native to the southern United States, regions of Mexico and Peru. The powerful psychedelic mescaline grows naturally in this small button-shaped cactus. Peyote has been used for spiritual, religious and healing purposes by several Native American and Mexican cultures for thousands of years. In addition, it has recently been studied to help treat severe depression and PTSD.

The active ingredient in Peyote is Mescaline. A mescaline trip is a very powerful experience and should be treated with respect. The experience is characterized by visual effects, personal insights and positive feelings. Mescaline is often considered a social psychedelic because it’s more likely to make you feel conversational, confident, and energized.

Peyote “buttons” which grow out of the top of the cactus are the mescaline-containing part of the plant. These buttons are usually dried for several different uses but can be soaked and used to make tea or other liquids. In most instances, they are dried and chewed. However, They can be ground into capsules or smoked when combined with cannabis or tobacco.

Our Peyote is ethically sourced and grown indoors in Canada, it is not taken from Sacred Native lands.

How to Consume Peyote

Peyote can be chewed or eaten whole, but this is generally reserved for fresh Peyote buttons. Once dried, the best method of ingestion is brewing them into tea. Buttons can be ground and soaked to help release the mescaline from the plant matter.

If chewing peyote, it’s best to slowly chew the pieces one at a time and suck out the juices in your cheek before swallowing. Expect the taste to be very bitter, you may want to drink something like ginger tea during this process.

To make peyote tea, you should add 5g of powdered peyote (ground in a food processor or similar), and 1 tbs of lemon juice per cup of boiling water. Cover the top and let it simmer at low heat for 4-5 hours, stirring regularly. If the water reduces below half then add more water.

After simmering, allow it to cool; the mixture should now be thick and slimy. It’s best to strain the mixture through a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Squeeze out all the liquid; the extracted liquid is peyote tea.

Peyote Tea can be consumed cold, but it’s more palatable to be reheated. Peyote tea has a very bitter taste so you may want to add a sweetener, honey, sugar, mint, ginger, and/or any tea flavour.

Peyote tea can be stored in the fridge for a week or in the freezer indefinitely.

Tips for consuming Peyote

Use peyote in an environment where you feel comfortable and safe.

You will likely be emotionally and physically vulnerable during a peyote trip. It’s best to not use these products with people that you don’t know well or trust. Your mindset and your environment will be significant factors in having a positive or negative experience.

Consuming peyote can often cause feelings of nausea, so it’s best to consume it on an empty stomach. Drinking ginger tea before or during consumption should help reduce nausea. The nausea is caused by the cactus itself and not from the mescaline that it contains.

It’s best to not consume peyote alone; this is especially true for your first few times. Alone or in a group, it’s best to have someone present who has experience with psychedelic states and is not using peyote.

If you’re having a negative experience, do not panic. Be calm, drink water, and maybe listen to music and/or lie down. Despite intense physical and psychological effects, peyote is a very safe substance and very unlikely to cause any long time harm. Any unpleasant physical or psychological effects are likely to pass soon.

How to Microdose Peyote

A microdose of 1 – 3g of peyote can be taken for gentle mood enhancement, and to treat conditions such as depression and PTSD. If microdosing peyote regularly then it’s best to wait at least 2 days between doses. Start with a 0.5 – 1g dose and increase subsequent doses until the desired effect is found.

Peyote Dosing and Timeline

Mescaline is chemically similar to LSD and as such has many similar effects. A noticeably psychoactive dose of Mescaline is between 200 – 400mg. Dried Peyote usually contains 5-6% mescaline by weight (50-60mg per gram).

Peyote Dosing Guide

Microdose.   0.5g – 3g

Low Psychedelic    4g – 8g

Standard Psychedelic    10g – 20g

High Psychedelic    25g – 35g

The Peyote dosing guide above is only a rough guide. The amount of mescaline in a peyote cactus can vary widely; factors like body weight, stomach contents,  and mental state can also affect perceived potency.

Peyote Effects Timeline

This is an approximate guide to the timeline of peyote effects. This can be affected by things like body weight and consumption methods. Do not take more until at least 2 hours after dosing. Higher doses will tend to last longer.

60 – 90 min: Physical discomfort begins

90 – 120 min: Psychological effects begin

3 – 5 hours: Psychological effects peak and physical discomfort lessens

5 – 8 hours: Psychological effects persist

8 – 12+ hours: Psychological effects fade

It’s best to take the peyote earlier in the day or you may be up all night. It’s beneficial to have at least 2 days set aside for a larger peyote experience. One day for the peyote trip, and the next day to reintegrate and fully absorb the peyote experience.

Effects of Peyote Cactus

Mescaline is a hallucinogen, chemically similar to LSD and as such has many similar effects such as distortions in the perception of reality. This can include experiencing auditory, emotional and visual stimulations that are not necessarily real. The active compound in Peyote, Mescaline, affects the bodies serotonin receptors, most effectively targeting those attached to the visual cortex. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has a significant effect on most of our brain cells. Serotonin is one of our essential hormones and impacts your entire body. Not only does it help forge neural pathways between brain cells, but it also helps to regulate sleeping, eating, digestion and muscle control. As mescaline binds to serotonin receptors, especially serotonin 2A, consumers who are using SNRI or SSRI anti-depressants may experience reduced effects from the peyote.

Though the exact effects of peyote are different for everyone, the most common impact, especially with larger doses, is hallucinations. Many people describe the high as feeling “dream-like.” Mescaline is a potent psychedelic, causing most people to have extremely vivid hallucinations. Mescaline, and other psychedelics, can affect multiple senses, and in some cases, can produce synesthesia when senses blend and users report “feeling colours” or “seeing sounds.” In some cases, peyote can significantly enhance the senses, causing your perception of them much more vibrant or sensational. Common experiences include feelings of euphoria, empathy, creativity, and self-realization.

Peyote Induced Visions

The most common intended use for peyote is to induce “visions.” In larger doses, mescaline can cause extremely vivid experiences not necessarily happening in the real world. On the other hand, they may feel hyper-real to the user. These visions can manifest themselves as part of the surrounding world or take you to a completely different place and time in your mind. For this reason, you should always have a spotter with you when using peyote to ensure your physical safety.

These visions can be both highly profound and highly overwhelming. Like with all hallucinogens, it’s best to set your intentions ahead of time. Remember that location and setting play a massive role in manifesting a more positive experience and avoiding the possibility of a “bad trip.” Peyote can unlock deep mysteries inside your mind but also feel very chaotic. The more positive feelings and emotions you bring into the experience, the more you will get out of it. These adverse effects can be intensified when peyote is mixed with alcohol or other stimulants, so it’s best not to use peyote in conjunction with any other substances.

The effects of peyote are usually felt approximately 30 minutes after ingestion. In most cases, people feel nauseous, and vomiting is very common. In addition, many people describe profuse sweating and subsequent chills. However, these side effects are usually mild. Approximately two hours after ingestion, peyote reaches its peak hallucinogenic effects. It’s good to plan your peyote use accordingly as these effects can last upwards of 8-12 hours, depending on the dose. Buy peyote from our Online Dispensary in Canada today!

Common Peyote Side Effects

The physical effects of peyote are similar to those of LSD or larger doses of psilocybin. Many people experience flushing and increased blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate and sweat production. It is not uncommon to experience appetite loss, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, numbness and weakness after the peyote has run its course. Severe nausea and vomiting are also quite common occurrences, but only in larger doses meant for inducing “visions.”

Peyote causes altered awareness, feelings and perception. It can also greatly impair your perception of time and your surroundings. Some people find the euphoria and hallucinations a little too intense, evoking anxiety, panic or paranoia.


Psychedelics fall into the hallucinogens category of psychoactive substances that causes changes in cognition, perception and mood. They achieve this by interacting with the body’s serotonin receptors, creating altered states of consciousness, or “trips.” Psychedelics affect all of the senses and can cause specific auditory, visual and psychological changes.

Psychedelics typically bind with the body’s serotonin receptors. Serotonin is one of our essential hormones and impacts your entire body. Not only does it help forge neural pathways between brain cells, but it also helps to regulate cognition, sensory perception, sleeping, eating, and digestion. Serotonin is also responsible for triggering hormones that increase arousal and trust. Large amounts of serotonin are likely responsible for the typical characteristics of heightened emotional closeness and an elevated sense of well-being felt by those who use psychedelics.

Other than changes in cognition and perception, one of the critical characteristics of psychedelics is ego death. This detachment from your own “perceived self” allows you to connect with your surroundings and others around you more intensely. As a result, the psychedelic experience is often spoken of when comparing states of intense meditation and both mystical and near-death experiences.

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2 reviews for Peyote

  1. Anonymous

    Did not feel anything

  2. Al

    No effects / nothing happened very let down

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