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 causing us to hallucinate.

Psychoactive substances can affect 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.

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.