Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)


Peyote, considered a living god, El Mescalito had a long history of use among the natives of northern Mexico and Southwestern USA – at least 5700 years, say archeologists. Then it was demonized and driven underground by the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. But thanks to the wonders of modern cultivation, you can have one of these sacred Lophophora williamsii in your own home.

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Peyote (Lophophora williamsii): El Mescalito, considered a living god

The Spanish named the demonic plant peyote, from the Nahuatl word peyotl. It’s is a small cactus with fuzzy tufts instead of spines that rarely rises more than 3-4 cm above the soil surface, the largest part of the cactus being its long underground taproot.

Peyote is native to southwestern Texas and Mexico, growing in scrubby desert and preferring limestone soil. Currently in Texas it has been over-harvested and its habitat increasingly used for ranching, to the point that peyote is listed as an endangered species. This is made worse by the fact that peyote is extremely slow growing, though cultivated ones grow faster, with mature, flowering and harvestable (approx 3 inches in diameter) adult cacti taking less than three years to grow from seed.

Only in the 1900s did peyote publicly rear it psychedelic head again, with the establishment of the Native American Church and the legal protection it was given for peyote rituals. Aldous Huxley tried mescaline under the supervision of Dr. Humphrey Osmond in 1953 and noted: "This is how one ought to see, how things really are." Huxley published his classic Doors of Perception about his mescaline experiences the following year.


Peyote is another of nature’s wonderful chemical factories, making more than 50 alkaloids. The most interesting of these is the powerful entheogen mescaline, which makes up about 0.4% of the fresh cactus and 3-6% dried.


The bit of the cactus above ground develops disc-shaped "buttons" that can be sliced off. Anywhere from 4 to 12 buttons are cut and chewed either fresh or dried, or made into tea.

Buttons should be sliced off at ground level or slightly above in order for new ones to grow. If you re-root your cactus by laying it in a porous, sandy soil or vermiculite/perlite mix and water regularly (allowing it to dry out between soakings), new roots will form from the cut base.

How To Dose Mescaline Cacti Properly

Peyote is extremely bitter and most people feel nausea before they feel the onset of psychoactive effects. Try not to eat anything for at least 6 hours – you’ll keep the buttons or tea down longer and extract more of the mescaline before you (inevitably) empty your stomach. Once intoxicated, you will probably feel your body temperature and heart rate rise, creating sweating and flushed skin. Remain calm; this is normal.

All general advice regarding powerful psychedelics applies (good set & setting, importance of an experienced guide or sitter if it’s your first time, not mixing with other medicines or alcohol, etc). Finally, have faith in the validity of your experience and try to integrate what you learn into your life. Peyote is a very special ‘helper’ plant and not to be taken casually.

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    Very good
    I'm very happy, my lophophora has arrived very well packaged and seems very healthy, no sign of damages of any kind, everything perfect, ty zamnesia, you're the best.


    J'ai dû prendre un des derniers du stock, je le laisse tranquille et il va grossir, grossir et on pourra le partager la. note que j'attribue est induite par les espoirs que je projette sur cette petite boule verte


    Llegó bien protegido pero al tardar tantos días yo estaba sufriendo por él... Es tan pequeño... 2-3 cm... Ahora a esperar a que crezca y disfrutar del proceso.


    J'ai commandé ces cactus en pensant les consommer de suite mais il va falloir les laisser grandir replanter sans problème


    Schöner gesunder Kaktus
    Ich hab den ganz kleinen bestellt und er kam genau so wie er auf dem Bild aussieht an. Total gesund ohne Beschädigungen. Eine tolle Erweiterung meiner Kakteensammlung. Er macht sich ganz hervorragend neben meinem prächtigem San Pedro, den ich übrigens auch hier gekauft habe. Bester Shop!!!


    Arrivato con una incisione sulla base. Dopo tre giorni ha cominciato ad ammufire in quel punto ed è morta


    Super toll angekommen und er passt perfekt in meine Sammlung und ist echt eine Augenweide


    Really needs neglect
    I brought three as I enjoy growing cacti and one as a gift to a friend who's always fancied growing one. we killed off one each after over watering and trying everything to be the more successful grower. The one I neglected in this time is still thriving so I'll be ordering more.


    Mini Peys
    I've ordered the smallest ones, arrived well packaged and were ready for transplant into a bigger pot. They're getting all the needed love and care and hopefully will grow out to be magical!


    Imballaggio adeguato e tempi di consegna giusti. Sono già al terzo che compro è sono soddisfatto

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