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A Comprehensive List of Psychedelic Drugs

Are you curious about psychedelic drugs? If you’ve found yourself wondering: What are they? What do they do? Are they safe? Look no further. In this blog post, we’ll provide a comprehensive list of some of the most popular psychedelic drugs and their effects. We’ll also discuss the safety of these drugs and how to use them safely.

If you’re curious about psychedelics, keep reading!

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Table of Contents

What Are Psychedelics?

Psychedelics are stimulant drugs that produce profound changes in perception, mood, and thought. They are used primarily in a recreational context to alter consciousness and sensory perception and induce hallucinations. The most well-known psychedelics include LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and DMT.

other hallucinogens

How Does a Psychedelic Work?

Psychedelics and hallucinogenic drugs work by binding to serotonin receptors in the brain and altering the levels of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood, perception, and cognition. By altering serotonin levels, most psychedelic drugs can produce changes in consciousness, sensory perception, and thought.


What Are the Effects of Psychedelics?

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The effects of psychedelics vary depending on the drug, the dose, and the individual. However, some common effects of these drugs include changes in visual and auditory perception, altered sense of time, and changes in mood. Psychedelics can also cause hallucinations, both visual and auditory, while also causing drug dependence and psychological dependence that might even worsen mental disorders or mental illness. However, some other psychedelics can be used for their therapeutic benefits as well.

For more information please be sure to visit our article “The Effects of Psychedelics on the Brain“.

Psychedelics and Mental Health

Learn more about psychedelics and how they can improve mental health.

List of Natural Psychedelic Substances

Below is a list of some popular psychedelic drugs and their effects.

Fly Agaric Mushroom

The fly agaric mushroom is a red and white mushroom that is found in the forests of Europe and Asia. This mushroom has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine and psychedelic drug. Fly agaric mushrooms contain the psychoactive compound ibotenic acid, which produces hallucinogenic effects just like other drugs in this class.

The effects of fly agaric mushrooms include changes in visual and auditory perception, altered sense of time, and euphoria. While the potential side effects of this mushroom also include effects like mild nausea, vomiting, cholinergic crisis, and death – the American Mycological Association has stated that it’s reliable documented cases in over 100 years.

DMT (Dimethyltryptamine)

DMT is a naturally-occurring psychedelic drug that is found in many plants and animals. This substance is also known as the “spirit molecule” because of its powerful hallucinogenic effects. DMT produces intense visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as profound changes in mood and perception.

When smoked, DMT produces intense visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as changes in mood and perception. While the effects of DMT are short DMT is not for everyone.

Ibogaine (Iboga)

Ibogaine is a naturally-occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family. It is a powerful psychedelic with dissociative properties and is used both recreationally and as a treatment for addiction. Ibogaine is typically taken in powder or capsule form or as an extract.

When taken at high doses, Ibogaine is a powerful psychedelic that produces intense, chaotic, and dissociative hallucinations. Its mechanism of action lies in the activation of kappa-opioid receptors which accounts for its euphoric effects. It also has some other interesting properties, such as acting on serotonin reuptake enzymes, causing feelings similar to those experienced during meditation or near-death experiences where one’s self-awareness becomes dysfunctionally suppressed, leading them into an almost dreamlike state. This drug is powerful enough to create true hallucinations altering people’s thought processes even with lower doses.

Magic Mushrooms


Magic mushrooms (also called psilocybin) are one of the most popular psychedelics and have been used for centuries by many cultures for their mystical and spiritual properties. The active ingredient in psilocybe mushrooms is psilocybin, which is a naturally occurring compound found in many species of fungi. Psilocybin produces profound changes in perception, mood, and thought and is used primarily in a recreational context to alter consciousness, improve mental health, and induce hallucinations. People report having mystical experiences when they take this drug, as their thought processes are altered.

Read More: Magic Mushrooms to Treat Depression


Often considered the gateway drug to harder substances, marijuana is one of the most popular psychedelics. It is typically smoked but can also be ingested in food or tea. The endocannabinoid system is an important cause of brain function. It helps control things like mood, appetite, and thoughts by affecting serotonin receptors in your neocortex–the part responsible for advanced thinking skills like memory retention or problem-solving abilities!

Marijuana activates these CB1 cannabinoid receptor sites, which then changes activity levels at those locations, resulting in sometimes extreme reactions such as increased hunger pangs while simultaneously promoting relaxation during use (especially via THC).

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List of Synthetic Psychedelics


Below is a list of some of the most popular synthetic psychedelics.

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)

LSD is one of the most well-known psychedelics. It is a synthetic drug that was first synthesized in 1938 by a Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman. LSD is short for lysergic acid diethylamide. It is a white, odorless, and tasteless powder that is typically dissolved in water and taken orally. LSD produces powerful changes in perception, mood, and thought. It can cause visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as feelings of euphoria and profound spiritual experiences.

Everyone’s drug experience with LSD is different. A group of people will not always experience the same effect of the drug as others. Some people might only experience a change in body temperature, sensory input, and blood pressure, while others will have major adverse effects almost immediately after taking it.


Ketamine is a synthetic drug that was first synthesized in 1962. It is a short-acting anesthetic that is used medically for anesthesia and pain relief. Ketamine is also used recreationally for its dissociative and hallucinogenic effects. At high doses, ketamine can cause out-of-body experiences, auditory and visual hallucinations, and feelings of euphoria.

Ketamine is a powerful and unforgiving drug that can have some truly powerful effects. Users typically experience the deep existential hallucinations known as “K-holing,” during which they leave their bodies to enter new dimensions in an out-of-body experience – often leaving them with lasting memories after coming back into themselves again.


MDMA is a synthetic drug that produces feelings of euphoria, openness, and communion. It is commonly known as “ecstasy” or “molly.” MDMA has widespread recreational use. Its stimulant effects are sought after, which is why it’s used in social situations, such as at parties or nightclubs, and is sometimes used as an adjunct to psychotherapy. This drug binds to serotonin receptors, including the 5-HT2A type. This causes hallucinations from classical psychedelics, but they’re much milder than other kinds unless used at very high doses

Diisopropyltryptamine (DIPT)

DIPT is a tryptamine derivative that is structurally similar to DMT. It is found in several plant species, including Psychotria Viridis and Diplopterys cabrerana. DIPT is a drug with a strong emphasis on auditory hallucinations. People who take this stuff hear things that aren’t there, and normal sounds/music sound completely different to them – they say it feels like you’re flying over abysses or looking down into overlight darkness from above where all existence begins. It is one of the most potent psychedelics known, with a dose as low as 2 mg producing strong effects.

Most users report a profound sense of euphoria, well-being, and pleasure. DIPT is not widely available, and it is illegal in most countries.


DXM is a popular dissociative medication that is often used recreationally for its hallucinogenic and dissociative effects. It is typically found in over-the-counter cough suppressants but can also be extracted from certain plants. DXM produces visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as feelings of detachment from reality. It can be dangerous when used in high doses, as it can lead to impaired motor function and respiratory depression.

Nitrous Oxide 

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a popular psychedelic. It is inhaled through a balloon or mask and produces short-lived hallucinations. The effects of nitrous oxide include feeling lightheaded, dizzy, and euphoric. Nitrous oxide is not considered to be a dangerous psychedelic, but it can be harmful if used excessively.

List of Dangerous Psychedelic Substances

Below is a list of some of the most dangerous psychedelics.


Datura is a plant that contains the psychedelic substance atropine. The plant is native to Central and South America and has been used in traditional shamanic ceremonies for centuries. Its effects include delirium, hallucinations, and death.

Datura is a plant that has a long history of being associated with the devil. The reason for this is that the plant can cause highly negative and sinister hallucinations. Many people who use datura describe demonic visions and terrifying visuals. It makes you feel like you’re going insane. Aside from the negative hallucinogenic effects of this plant, datura has direct toxic effects that can even lead to death. It contains a series of anticholinergic compounds that can lead to respiratory depression, irregular heart rate, fever, permanent psychosis, and death. Even though the plant may be tempting to try, it’s important to remember the risks associated with it. Next time you’re considering trying something new, make sure to do your research first!


Also known as angel’s trumpet, Brugmansia is a plant that contains the psychedelic drug scopolamine. Scopolamine is a compound that can strip the mind of free will and make it open to suggestions. For this reason, Brugmansia is sometimes used in ayahuasca – a plant-based brew typically consumed as part of shamanic rituals in indigenous communities for religious ceremonies in the Amazon.

However, Brugmansia is not a traditional ingredient in ayahuasca, and its use is generally considered unethical by shamans. The high produced by Brugmansia often has negative effects, causing terrifying visions and psychotic breaks. There have been dozens of reported deaths as a result of Brugmansia ingestion.


Scopolamine is a tropane alkaloid derived from the nightshade plant. It is a powerful dissociative and hallucinogenic drug with a long history of use in both shamanic rituals and as a recreational drug.

Scopolamine, also known as the borrachero shrub, is a plant that is native to South America. The plant contains a chemical compound called scopolamine, which can be extracted and used as a medication. When used appropriately, scopolamine can be used to treat conditions like motion sickness and nausea. However, scopolamine can also be abused for its potent effects on the mind.

At low doses, scopolamine produces feelings of euphoria and relaxation. However, higher doses can cause people to become disoriented and confused. Scopolamine can also cause people to experience visual and auditory hallucinations. In some cases, people who have taken scopolamine report feeling as though they are outside of their bodies. Because of these potent effects, scopolamine is sometimes used as a date rape drug.

Scopolamine is particularly dangerous because it can cause people to lose all sense of reality. When under the influence of scopolamine, people are completely open to suggestions. They may do things that they would never normally do, such as giving away personal information or engaging in risky behaviors. It is a term hallucinogen that, like most psychedelics facilitate spiritual experiences while causing dangerous effects.

Synthetic Cathinones

Synthetic cathinones, also known as “bath salts,” are a class of drugs that mimic the effects of cocaine and other stimulants. Cathinone is the active ingredient in khat, a plant native to East Africa. Bath salts are typically sold as powders or capsules and are often used as recreational drugs.

Bath salts are a type of synthetic drug that has become increasingly popular in recent years. These drugs alter the perception of reality, removing inhibition and inducing states of intense panic, fear, or rage. It’s common for people to use bath salts to climb buildings, jump through glass, or otherwise cause severe bodily harm to themselves or others. The effects of bath salts can last for several hours, and the drugs can be extremely addictive. If you or someone you know is using bath salts, it’s important to seek help immediately. With proper treatment, it’s possible to recover from addiction and lead a healthy, happy life.


Phenethylamines are a class of chemicals that include amphetamines, MDMA, and other stimulants. These drugs are often used recreationally to produce euphoria and increased energy levels. Phenethylamines typically have strong effects on the brain and can be dangerous if misused.


Nutmeg is a spice that contains the chemical compound myristicin. When consumed in large quantities, nutmeg can produce psychedelic effects. Nutmeg is not typically considered a recreational drug, but there have been reports of people using it for this purpose.

Snake Venom

The venom of some snakes can cause hallucinations. The venom of the eastern brown snake, for example, can cause visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as delusions and paranoia. Snake venom is not typically considered a recreational drug, however, due to the potentially deadly effects if there’s a bad trip or someone takes too much of the hallucinogens.

Key Takeaways: Psychedelics

Psychedelics are drugs that produce profound changes in perception, mood, and thought. They are used primarily in a recreational context to alter consciousness and induce hallucinations. The most well-known psychedelics include LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and DMT.

While psychedelics can be safe and have been used for breakthrough therapy when used correctly in clinical trials, they should be respected. It is important to be aware of the risks before using any psychedelic substance. So consulting a therapist or trip sitter is always a good decision especially if you want to improve your mental health using substances such as magic mushrooms.

If you are considering using a psychedelic drug, it is important to do your research and make sure you are using a safe and reputable source. Psychedelics can be an amazing tool for personal growth and exploration, but they should always be used with caution and with respect.

A List of Psychedelic Plants

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