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Psychoactive Plants & Fungi
Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties. These plants range from the common to the extremely uncommon and include plants with a long history of use as well as those with little to no track record.
ACACIA Acacia spp. Australia
AMANITAS Amanita muscaria Siberia
AYAHUASCA Yage Amazon Basin
BELLADONNA Atropa belladonna Europe, Middle East
BETEL Areca catechu .
BRUGMANSIA Brugmansia spp. S. America
BRUNFELSIA Brunfelsia latifolia Amazon
BUNDLE FLOWER Desmanthus illinoensis N. America
CAAPI Banisteriopsis caapi Amazon
CACTI Trichocereus spp. S. America
CACAO Theobroma cacao Central & S. America
CANNABIS Cannabis sativa India, Middle East
CAPSICUM Capsicum spp. Americas
CESTRUM Cestrum spp. Central & S. America
COCA Erythroxylum coca S. America
COLEUS Solenostemon scutellarioides Indonesia, Africa
COFFEE Coffea arabica .
DATURA Datura spp. C. & S. America, India
DESFONTAINIA Desfontainia spp. S. America
DIPLOPTERYS Diplopterys cabrerana S. America
EPHEDRA Ephedra sinica China
ERGOT Claviceps purpurea Europe
GUARANA Paullinia cupana the Amazon
H. B. WOODROSE Argyreia nervosa .
HENBANE Hyoscyamus niger Europe, Middle East
IBOGA Tabernanthe iboga Congo, Gabon
INTOXICATING MINT Lagochilus inebriens Central Asia
JUSTICIA PECTORALIS Justicia pectoralis .
KANNA Sceletium tortuosum South Africa
KAVA Piper methysticum Pacific Islands
KHAT Catha edulis Ethiopia, South Arabia
KRATOM Mitragyna speciosa Thailand
LION'S TAIL / DAGGA Leonotis leonurus S. Africa
LOTUS Nymphaea spp.; Nelumbo spp. Egypt
MESCAL Sophora secundiflora Mexico, New Mexico, Texas
MUCUNA PRURIENS Mucuna pruriens S. America, Africa, Asia
MANDRAKE Mandragora officinarum Europe, Middle East
MIMOSA Mimosa tenuiflora (=hostilis) Brazil
MORNING GLORY Ipomoea violacea Mexico
MUSHROOMS Psilocybe spp.; Panaeolus spp. Mexico
NUTMEG Myristica fragrans New Guinea, East Indies
OLOLIUQUI Turbina corymbosa .
PASSIONFLOWER Passiflora incarnata .
PEYOTE Lophophora williamsii Mexico
PHALARIS GRASS Phalaris spp. .
PITURI Duboisia hopwoodii Australia
POPPIES Papaver somniferum Persia, Asia
PSYCHOTRIA Psychotria viridis, spp. .
SALVIA DIVINORUM Salvia divinorum Mexico
Sakae Naa Combretum quadrangulare Southeast Asia
SAN PEDRO Trichocereus pachanoi S. America
SINICUICHI Heimia salicifolia Mexico
SLEEPY GRASS Stipa robusta New Mexico, Colorado
SOLANDRA Solandra spp. Central Mexico
ST. JOHNS WORT Hypericum perforatum .
SYRIAN RUE Peganum harmala Persia, India
TABERNAEMONTANA Tabernaemontana spp. S. America, Africa
TEA Camellia sinensis S.E. Asia
TOBACCO Nicotiana tabacum, rusticum Americas
VIROLA Virola theidora Amazon
VOACANGA Voacanga africana Africa
WILD LETTUCE Lactuca virosa Europe
WORMWOOD Artemisia absinthium Europe
YERBA MATE Ilex paraguariensis Brazil, Argentina
YOPO, COHOBA Anadenanthera spp. Amazon
YOHIMBE Corynanthe yohimbe Congo, Cameroon
ZACATECHICHI Calea zacatechichi Mexico, Central America
OTHER PLANTS Various Various