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Peyote Cactus

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Peyote (Lophophora williamsii), also known as peyote buttons, buttons or mescalino has an extremely long history – thousands of years – of being used for medicinal purposes and as a sacramental herb for religious and spiritual purposes.

Native to the SW United States (New Mexico, Arizona, Texas) and Northern Mexico, the peyote cactus still grows in the wild today, although you’d be hard-pressed to find 4 peyote1 300x223 Peyote Cactusone unless you knew precisely where to look.  This small, round cactus with fuzz (no spines) hardly rises an inch above the soil’s surface when growing, with the largest part being underground (like a carrot).  The part that you do see above ground are called peyote buttons and these are what people covet, as they are generally consumed either fresh or dried.   Why eat this cactus?  You probably already know (that’s why you’re here).  Regardless, Peyote actually produces up to 50 different alkaloids that generate different physical and psychological effects.  The most known, and prevalent, of these alkaloids is mescaline.

For those wishing to get their hands on Peyote, it can be complicated or not, depending on how you wish to go about it.  Peyote (lophophora williamsii) is now a scheduled substance in the U.S. and it is only legal to purchase, possess and consume peyote buttons you are a part of the Native American Church (NAC).  Some States have exemptions for other religious practices.  Many, however, choose to grow Peyote in their private gardens and Peyote seeds are readily available and legal to own.   There are also several places overseas that cultivate the Peyote cactus and will ship them to you, regardless of where you live.   Obviously , a live peyote plant would be preferable to waiting 3-5 years for your own to bloom, unless you’re just really patient.    So, there are Peyote cactus products online and we’re going to tell you where they are.   Add to that, the peyote seed guides  and information that you’ll need to grow your own peyote (if that’s what you want to do) , and you’re well on your way.

Ready to give Peyote a try?  Most people are – they just have no idea how!  We’ve compiled a list of some of the top suppliers of peyote products for you and we’ll be bringing a ton of articles and further in depth information on this fantastic cactus so that you can get all of your Lophophora information in one place.   Be sure to come back often – and don’t forget to share your peyote experience with us!

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Shayana Shop Review

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ShayanaShop.com is a Holland-based online smartshop that specializes in magic mushrooms, cannabis seeds and other psychedelics, including cacti.  They do have some shipping restrictions on some products but NOT on peyote cactus products shipping to the U.S.  Yay.Lophophora williamsii Shayana Shop Review

Shayana Shop carries some killer live peyote cactus plants – and quite a few San Pedro Cactus plants as well if you were looking to try those.   They carry live peyote cactus plants (Lophophora williamsii) in sizes from 2-3 cm, 4-6cm and 10cm.  They also carry the very closely related (same peyote effects) Lophophora Jourdaniana cluster plant that is 6-8cm and peyote cluster plants are great buys, also hard to find online.   All of the peyote cactus products ship worldwide – no restrictions.

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Shayana Shop takes major credit cards, bank transfer and cash.  They even give a 10% discount if you send them cash (provided you want to wait longer for your shipment).  They ship all items discreetly and most arrive in 5-14 business days depending on your location.   They do have a re-shipping policy and stand behind their service and have a solid customer service record with almost 10 years in business online.  That being said, we recommend Shayanashop.com as trusted source of peyote cactus products.  We’ve been getting some great feedback on these guys and they have been very communicative with us in general so we’re making them our #1 choice for these products.  Pick some up and don’t forget to come back and let us know about it.

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Shamanic Extracts Review

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Shamanic Extracts is a large European (Netherlands) supplier of ethnobotanicals that carries Peyote Cactus items and Peyote grow kits as well as many other products peyote cactus 300x233 Shamanic Extracts Reviewsuch as Salvia Extract, Kratom Extract, Blue Lotus, Amanitas Extract and even Ayahuasca products.  These guys have been in business for over 11 years online, make their own extracts and sell worldwide directly to both consumers and businesses.  They are also not shy about expounding your rights to do what you please with herbs that have been in use for thousands of years – which is one of the reasons they are in one of our top spots.

What makes Shamanic Extracts unique, without a doubt, is their huge selection of live Peyote cactus plants that they will ship worldwide (except Australia, Switzerland and Norway) - including to the United States.  If you’ve read the articles here and some of the other reviews, you’ve probably noted that it’s not easy to find live peyote cactus in the U.S. and growing peyote takes an investment of time and patience.  Problem solved right here.   Shamanic Extracts sells 5 different live peyote cactus plants, the different being their age (and size).  These plants range from 2.5 yrs to 12 yrs old and 7-8cm in size and come ready to be re-planted or…whatever.   They also carry both peyote seeds and peyote grow kit, for those wanting to take the long road to glory.  Peyote seeds are available in several different species, including buy peyote 300x225 Shamanic Extracts Reviewlophophora williamsii seeds, lophophora diffusa seeds and several others.   Their peyote grow kit is cool, but doesn’t ship to: Italy, Norway or the U.S.;  Don’t ask us to explain that one.

Shamanic Extracts has a wide range of payment options including major credit cards, cash, wire transfer and ordering by mail.  Shipping to the U.S. will generally only take about a week and their site has a plethora of customer service options available for questions and support, even a help desk system.  If you’re looking for some unique, and potent, Peyote Experiences this is certainly the place to grab them with their live peyote cactus availability.  Don’t forget to leave your feedback after you do.

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Highstreet Review

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Highstreet.nl is a Netherlands (Amsterdam) – based online smartshop that has been in business for over 10 years and has a massive selection of products in it’s Smartshop, peyote cactus big Highstreet ReviewHeadshop, Seedshop and Growshop.  They do have shipping restrictions on some items, but not on Peyote cactus products.

Highstreet carries three peyote cactus products, a live cactus plant, a peyote grow kit and peyote seeds.   They sell live peyote cactus plants in 5 sizes from 2-3cm up to 8-9cm and have NO shipping restrictions on these.    The peyote seeds are just the lophophora williamsii seeds (most sought) and are available in 10 and 20 seed packs.    The Peyote Grow Kit comes with 25 peyote seeds, soil, sand, gravel, grow container, perlite and detailed instructions.   Worldwide shipping is available for these items as well.

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Highstreet accepts Major credit cards, Bank Transfer, Cash, COD and they generally ship within 24 hours.  Shipping is TNT to the United States and delivery is generally 2-10 days.  Global  and expedited shipping is also available, as is insurance.

Highstreet.nl stands behind their products with a Money Back Guarantee.  They allow returns and exchanges within 30 days of delivery if you are not satisfied.   That being said, we recommend them as a trusted source of quality ensured  Peyote cactus and lophophora williamsii products.  Check them out and don’t forget to come back and share your experience with us!

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Azarius Review

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peyote 2 151x300 Azarius ReviewAzarius.net is a Holland-based online head shop that sells a ton of legal herbs, party pills, psychedelics, seeds, paraphernalia, etc.  It has been online for over 12 years and lists over 1000 products.  They even have a real store in Amsterdam.  Sounds great, right?  Well, not necessarily, depending on where you live.  Unfortunately, these guys keep awfully good track of what’s legal where and have very strict shipping rules.  So, you may find the product of your dreams on this site, only to see at the bottom, where it says “Shipping restrictions”: that they will not ship to your country.   So why include them?  Easy, not all of our site’s visitors come from the U.S. (absurd notion, right?).

So, here are their Shipping Restriction for their Peyote cactus products.  Live in the U.S.?  Forget it.  No Peyote for you (from Azarius).  They will NOT ship live peyote plants to:  Australia, Finland, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, United States, Norway, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, Brazil, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and Portugal.  They will NOT ship Peyote seeds to: Norway or the U.S.;  Finally, they will NOT ship Peyote Grow Kits to: Norway, Switzerland, or the U.S.    The Peyote cactus live plants are available in both a Peyote Cluster plant and a Peyote buttons plant in different sizes.  The Peyote Cluster plants are very cool and something that we haven’t seen anyplace else.   Grab one of these if you can!  Peyote Seeds are available and there is a Peyote Grow Kit that contains everything you need, including lophophora williamsii seeds, to grow your own peyote, including detailed instructions.peyote cluster Azarius Review

Strangely, again, they do not take credit cards or paypal, but they do have a good list of payment options that should suit just about everyone (see below).  Azarius has a forum connected to their site as well as a great customer support system set up.  So, if you are in a country that can take advantage of their services and peyote cactus products, give them a whirl and let us know what you think.

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Botanical Spirit Review

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Botanical Spirit Shop is a true dedicated ethnobotanical and spiritual plant seller based in Canada, with shipping locations in both Canada and the U.S., that has not only a great line up of products and information for their customers but takes great pains to stay connected to them through their newsletters, mailings, Facebook group, and even on Twitter.lophseeds 800 225x300 Botanical Spirit Review

Botanical Spirit carries Lophophora williamsii seeds – Peyote seeds for sale that are 100% organic and freshly harvested.    The catch is that they will not ship these little beauties to either the U.S. or Australia.   Have a special Canadian friend or relative?  Maybe time to give them a ring.   Seeds are sold as 5 seeds for $5 or 50 seeds for $35.00.   Botanical Spirit Shop has a wide range of other products that they WILL ship to the U.S. – just not this one.

Botanical Spirit has a generous list of payment options including major credit cards, money order, checks, cash, Interac email money transfer (Canada only) and mail orders are accepted.  Shipping is generally within 24 hours and shipping rates vary depending on what area of Canada you are in or if you are U.S.  If U.S., you’ll like pay around $7 for shipping.

Botanical Spirit Shop stands behind their product and service with a Satisfaction Guarantee and refund policy.  Certainly give them a try as a trusted source, pick up some of their killer deals on lophophora williamsii seeds and be sure to come back here and share your experience with us!

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Some Navajo Peyote Traditions

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Peyote cactus is used as an efficient herb in traditions. This herb comes from the flower of cactus which is native to several parts of Mexico and Texas. Lophophora williamsii is considered as a mind-altering medicine. It is also used as a hallucinogen widely used by the Navajo Indians and even the other tribes like Mexican Huichol in their religious ceremonies.

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Revealing much about some Navajo peyote traditions

The religion of peyote is also popularly known as the peyote road. In 20th century, this was effectively adopted by Navajo Indians and is not regarded as the part of traditional religion of Navajo. Nevertheless, healing is regarded as the focus of spiritual practices. A ceremony of peyote is essentially a meeting of prayer that lasts from dusk to dawn. This ceremony is led by a road man that oversees eating of a peyote cactus in addition to its singing, drumming and chanting. The efficacious range of peyote cactus used is Lophophora williamsii.

 

In-depth exploration of Navajo peyote traditions

To explore the Navajo peyote tradition it is quite important for one to discover legalities, preparation and the experience. Initially, the followers of the religion of peyote had to face several oppositions from the tribal government of Navajo. This religion was banned in 1940s and again lifted in 1960s. In 1995, the government of federal passed a law that allowed the practitioners of the peyote religion to legally source this cactus and use it for ceremonies.

Federal law as well as the Native American church stipulated that the members who are non-church cannot take part in the ceremonies of peyote and the members can only take this herb only during a service of church. For preparation of peyote cactus, the peyote is cut from the tip of cactus which resembles tiny gray and squashy buttons. Some cut peyote’s buttons into strips and allowed to dry by hanging those 24 hours prior to ceremony. 48 hours before ceremony that is organized in a tent, men gather the dried wood of juniper for fire. Wood is trimmed carefully to provide a smokeless and clean burn. A ground area is flattened and a tipi is erected while women prepare food for the morning feast. The leader of ceremony grinds Lophophora williamsii into a powder which is then drunk during this ceremony.

Inside a tipi, the ceremony’s purification part begins. Participants sit and form a circle around the central fire. The fire heat acts as a sauna and helps participants to sweat. Then they can have a cold water dip. When participants return to tipi they listen to talks and prayers of the leader. Singing is introduced in passing around which is viably passed around a circle to its left. A drummer passes around the circle and drums over each participant. With alteration of prayers, talks, chants all night participants opt for the communal breakfast. Inevitably, according to few believers a peyote cactus is regarded as a sacrament within the church or native America and is given same significance as wine and bread in the Eucharist of Christians.

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More About the Peyote Cactus and Its Effects

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Do you know what the Peyote cactus is? Do you know what the Peyote buttons are? Do you know the effects that the Peyote cactus will have? These are some of the questions that you may have asked yourself when the topic on Peyote cactus is talked about.

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The Peyote cactus or the Lophophora Williamsii is a small herb measuring not more than 12 cm in diameter. This is also described as a spineless round cactus that has long roots. This type of cactus does not usually grow more than an inch above the surface of the ground. You will be able to find the largest part of this type of cactus underground as this has a long root that can be associated like a carrot. The Peyote is mostly grown in the Mexico and southwestern United States. The Peyote plant has a crown or Peyote button that is utilized for its hallucinogenic effects.

The Peyote button is cut from the cactus and this is going to be dried. Once the Peyote button is dry, it will turn to a hard and brown disc. This disc made from the Peyote button is referred to as the mescal button and this contains methoxylated amphetamine called mescaline. The Peyote button can be eaten fresh or dried. There are also times that the Peyote button is actually made into tea. The number of Peyote buttons that are consumed will vary and more or less four to a dozen buttons can be consumed.

Peyote cactus and the Peyote buttons go a long way back in history. Native American Indians are known to use the Peyote cactus in various purposes. They have regarded the Peyote cactus as a medicinal as well as sacramental herb. The Native Americans believed that the Peyote cactus can actually help you get in touch with your spiritual being and allow you to have spiritual experiences. More than that, the Peyote buttons are also used as medicine used to treat disease like diabetes, colds, pain symptoms as well as mental disabilities and physical illnesses.

Despite the promising effects of the Peyote buttons as proven in the current medicinal use of the plant, you should still adhere to the laws that govern the use of the plant as this can have tremendous effects on your physical as well as mental wellbeing.


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Things to Know Before You Try and Buy Peyote Cactus

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The Peyote cactus is a rather interesting type of cactus that has been subjected to firm regulation in terms of use, distribution and possession because of the psychological effects that it has. A Peyote cactus is a small as well as spineless cactus with the scientific name Lophophora williamsii.  This cactus contains the hallucinogenic content called the mescaline or the 3, 4, 5-trimethoxyphenethylamine which is considered as the main ingredient of the plant. Peyote cactus is very well known in northern Mexico and southwestern United States as this plant is actually considered a sacred cactus and has been used in rituals and peyote cacti Things to Know Before You Try and Buy Peyote Cactusceremonies by the Native Americans.

If you are interested to try and buy Peyote cactus, there are several things that you need to consider first before getting one of these cactus. The first thing that you have to think about should be the purpose of the Peyote cactus and why should you buy Peyote cactus. It cannot be denied that Peyote cactus is going to be purchased because it can give you the certain high feeling as it contains hallucinogenic substances that can trigger such experiences. If ever you are merely using the cactus for pleasure then you should think over your decision. However, if you are going to use it for certain medicinal purpose or for your religious beliefs then you certainly get a shot to having one.

The second thing that you need to think about would be the fact that these cacti are considered a Schedule 1 in most countries because of its active ingredients as well as its effects. This means that the possession, usage and distribution of the Peyote cactus is regulated and considered illegal once you have not obtained any form of permit.

The third thing that you need to think about should be the effects that the Peyote cactus will have in your body. We cannot deny the fact that there are tendencies of over dosage that can certainly do more harm than good. Even before you buy and try one, you should gather as much information as you can about the Peyote cactus so that you will know about the effects and the right dosage that you need to adhere to.

There are various options where you can buy Peyote cactus. When choosing and making a decision regarding this, you have to think about the usage, legal aspect as well as the effects that this little plant carries. Surely, with all these information, you are going to be able to make an informed decision.

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The Legal Status of Peyote or Lophophora Williamsii in the U.S. and Other Countries

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The Lophophora Williamsii or Peyote cactus has become an interesting plant since the time when the native American Indians discovered what this small plant can do. Today, the use of the Lophophora Williamsii or Peyote cactus has become a subject of controversies in the United States as well as in other countries. This type of cactus contains the substance called mescaline which has hallucinogenic effects.

In the United States, the Peyote cactus as well as the Peyote seeds is one of those plants that are regulated because of the effects that it can provide the user. It is actually dubbed as Schedule 1 which means that itpeyote legal The Legal Status of Peyote or Lophophora Williamsii in the U.S. and Other Countries is illegal to manufacture, possess, buy as well as sell or distribute the cactus without a DEA license. It is also stated in the US Federal law that the all parts of this plant regardless of whether it is growing or not like Peyote seeds, extract from any part of the plant, compound, salts, mixtures or preparation of this type of is regulated from use, possession as well as distribution.  However, the regulation of this type of cactus does not apply to the nondrug use of the plant like the religious ceremonies of the Native American Church.

As for the International Law about the Peyote Cactus, the laws will vary depending on the country. In Australia, the plant is not scheduled federally yet it is considered as a controlled substance within the Australian Capital Territory. However, in Brazil, the Peyote cactus is actually under the list of controlled substances. The production, possession as well as the distribution of this plant is considered illegal. In France, this type of cactus is also considered one of the controlled substances. On the other hand, in Mexico, the Peyote cactus is dubbed with a Schedule 1 status yet there are some indigenous tribes in the country that are allowed to harvest the plant. This cactus is also considered as an endangered species in Mexico; thus, harvesting of the plant is controlled. Countries like Netherlands and Singapore are not specifically regulating the Peyote cactus. However, these countries have listed mescaline which is actually an active ingredient of the cactus as one of the controlled substances.

The laws governing the use, possession and trade of the Peyote cactus will vary depending on the state or country. Basing from the differences, it can be concluded the use of this plant must be regulated as much as possible as this may have some harmful effects on the body.

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