Peyote Cactus

What is it?

It is a small, spineless cactus that is found in the Southwest US and Mexico. It contains many psychedelic compounds, with the primary being mescaline.

It is cut up in to slices, called Peyote Buttons. These are then consumed or put in water to make a tea.

Nicknames: Bad seed, britton, hikori, hikuli, half moon, hyatari, P, nubs, seni, tops


Short Term

  • Numbness, Dizziness, Impaired Motor Coordination
  • Intense Nausea and Vomiting
  • Vivid Mental Images and Distorted Vision
  • Altered Space and Time Perception
  • Loss of Sense of Reality
  • Possibility of a “Bad Trip”

Long Term - Possible prolonged psychotic state close to paranoid schizophrenia. Research suggests that this will only occur if the user is predisposed to having this condition.

Abuse and Dependence

Abuse of this drug is rare because of its spiritual significance. If the drug is abused a tolerance is built in 3-6 days, so continued abuse of this drug is difficult because the user has to take a break from it in order to get the desired affect again.

There is no reported physical or psychological dependence to this drug. Although, a psychological dependence is possible.