History of Peyote and Mescaline Use Ancient and Modern

Native American Descent

ANCIENT HISTORY OF PEYOTE AND MESCALINE USE Only sparse details are known about the use of peyote and mescaline prior to the beginning of written history. Since peyote is grown mostly in what is now Mexico and the southwestern United States, it is believed that it was used primarily by local inhabitants of these regions for thousands of years before being introduced to people who lived elsewhere. Archaeological evidence suggests that the peyote cactus has been around for at least 10,000 years....

Can Peyote Treat Alcoholism

Alcoholism affects all races and cultures, but it is particularly prevalent among Native American tribes. Some believe this to be a result of genetic factors others blame it on the introduction of alcohol to Native Americans by European settlers while still others blame it on the nature of Native American culture. Regardless of the cause, alcoholism is a serious health risk to any individual, as it can lead to liver problems and certain types of cancers, malnutrition, brain damage, and even...

The Chemical Structure Of Mescaline

Lsd Compared Mescaline

Mescaline is the key hallucinogenic substance found in peyote and several other psychedelic plants, including the Trichocereus family of cacti. Mescaline belongs to a class of chemicals called phenethy-lamines. Ecstasy (MDMA) is another drug that belongs to this class. The chemical name of mescaline is 3,4,5-trimethoxy-beta-phenethylamine, and its chemical structure resembles that of other illegal drugs such as amphetamine as well as the brain's own neuro-transmitters epinephrine (adrenaline)...