Category: Other Psychoactive Substances

Not all psychoactive substances are considered psychedelic. There are a lot of compounds that alter our perception without inducing changes in our ontological perspective or cause us to hallucinate.
Psychoactive substances can affect everything our mood, thoughts, behavior, or emotions.
Substances such as coffee or tea, alcohol, kava, marijuana, or kratom, can be considered psychoactive without being inherently psychedelic.
Other psychoactive substances, such as LSD, DMT, magic mushrooms, or salvia cause a shift in our perception and perspective of reality — which is what makes them psychedelic.

Kanna is a medicinal herb from South Africa with antidepressant qualities. It’s used alongside other psychoactive herbs to reduce some of the side effects.

Cannabis sativa has a long list of health benefits.

The psychoactive form, marijuana, is a popular visionary plant species for growth & integration.

Delta 8 THC produces the same high, without the unwanted side-effects of anxiety and paranoia associated with delta 9 THC.

Learn how it works, where to buy it, and what to expect.

Cacao comes from the Theobroma cacao tree. It’s the precursor used to making chocolate.

Raw cacao ceremonies serve a similar role as psychedelic plants, but without the trip.

Frog medicine (called kambo), is a healing ritual from the Amazon involving poison from the giant Amazonian tree frog.

Venom is rubbed into small burn marks in the skin for the purpose of healing.

Kava kava (Piper methysticum) is a Polynesian herb with an impressive set of relaxing and mild psychotropic effects.

Learn how it works and how to use it safely.

Kratom is a euphoriant herb from Southeast Asia.

While kratom use is generally regarded as safe, there are some concerns to be aware of.

DXM (dextromethorphan) is an ingredient in over the counter cough medicine.

In high doses it produces dissociative hallucinations similar to ketamine or PCP.