Psychedelics are an interesting and controversial subject. They are illegal in most of the world, but some areas, for example Amsterdam, allow them. There has even been research in modern science that has shown promise for psychedelic therapy in certain cases such as care for hospice patients. We’ve all heard of mushrooms and acid, but there’s a whole world of drugs you don’t know about. Here are five psychedelics you’ve never heard of.
Number Five: Ibogaine
This drug comes from the root of a West African shrub. It’s very strong, lasts a long time, and has been shown to help alleviate severe addiction. Ibogaine lessens the withdrawal symptoms of drug addicts and possesses promising characteristics for helping people sturggling with addiction.
Number Four: Datura
Considered to be a holy drug in Nepal, datura is a plant in the nightshade family. It is also known as the Devil’s snare and is believed to have originated in South America. Curious people should beware, however, since datura has the nickname “The Devil’s Breath” for the frightening hallucinatory effects the plant can bring.
Number Three: MDA
Methylenedioxyamphetamine is the full name of this drug, which makes the abbreviation understandable. Also called “sass” or “sassafras”, this psychedelic is illegal in most countries. People compare its effects to MDMA but with a more hallucinogenic feeling. It’s been known to increase euphoric feelings and has been around much longer than the better-known drug, MDMA. Although the two drugs are similar, MDA tends to be a bit more unpredictable in its effects on users.
Number Two: 2C-B
The effects of this drug last about 4 to 6 hours. In small doses, it produces little to no visual effects, but in higher doses, it creates strong visuals. It is considered both a psychedelic and a stimulant. There is a very limited amount of academic research on this drug.
Number One: 25I-NBOMe
This drug was discovered very recently (relatively) by a chemist named Ralph Heim. It’s only been around since 2003. This is considered a “designer drug” and its effects are not completely known yet. We hope you found our article interesting and learned a few things from it. Thanks for reading!