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What are Psychoactive Cacti



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Many people have heard of San Pedro Cactus, and many people know of the psychoactive effects of this plant, but many people do not realize that there are many other psychoactive cacti available to them. This article will help you learn more about the psychoactive cacti in the trichocereus family.


All of the Trichocereus family of cacti originated in South America, but many of these cacti can be found growing wild in other parts of the world such as Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. These cacti are very strong and grow easily with little maintenance. They can grow easily outdoors in places where the temperature does not get to freezing or below. These plants also grow well if kept indoors, and can be grown indoors with minimum maintenance.


The Trichocereus genus is the main genus of psychoactive cacti. San Pedro is one of the most well know members of this genus, and its technical name is actually trichocereus pachanoi. Mescaline is the main chemical that is found to produce psychoactive effects in these cacti, but there are other chemicals that may change the effect to varying degrees depending on what cacti you use. Here I will describe several cacti of the trichocereus genus.


The trichocereus pachanoi cactus, or better know as the san Pedro cactus, is a very hardy cactus. It can grow up to 20 feet tall, and it is the most commonly used cactus. It is very easy to grow and can be started from seed or cuttings. To <center><a href="http://www.bouncingbearbotanicals.com/cactus-c-31.html?ref=1705">find quality trichocereus cactus and more</a></center> click on the link. This cactus contains about 2% of mescaline.


The Trichocereus bridgesii cactus is commonly known as the achuma cactus, and it is another hardy cactus that can grow up to 20 feet. This cactus originated in Bolivia. In Bolivia and many other places it is widely used for its shamanic properties and it contains about 2% of mescaline.


The trichocereus peruvianus is widely known as Peruvian torch is a cactus that can grow up to 5 feet tall; this cactus grows quickly and is very strong. The Peruvian cactus is native to Peru and it does not have as much mescaline content as the previous two cacti mentioned in this article, but it still contains about 1% of mescaline.


Growing these cacti can be very rewarding, and they have medicinal and spiritual purposes. It is illegal in the United States to ingest these cacti, but it is legal to grow this plants. I hope this information has brought you a better understanding about psychoactive cacti, and I hope this article has inspired you to grow some of your own.

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