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What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

Myristicin: Nutmeg is from a plant species called myrista, of which there are many kinds. It contains hundreds of chemicals, and nobody is absolutely sure which ones in which combination causes the hallucinogenic properties, but myristicin is the leading contender. It can cause atropine-like effects similar to aminita mushrooms and belladonna, with hallucinations, seizures and cardiac problems in high doses. ...Read more

Hallucinogens (Definition)

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause false perceptions (such as sights, ...Read more


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What are hallucinogens?

Alter Consciousness: Hallucinogens are a general group of pharmacological agents that can be divided into three broad categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. These classes of psychoactive drugs have in common that they can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness. Unlike other psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and opioids, these drugs do not merely amplify familiar states of mind, but rather induce experiences that are qualitatively different from those of ordinary consciousness. These experiences are often compared to non-ordinary forms of consciousness such as trance, meditation, dreams, or insanity. L. E. Hollister's criteria for establishing that a drug is hallucinogenic are as follows:[1] in proportion to other effects, changes in thought, perception, and mood should predominate; intellectual or memory impairment should be minimal; stupor, narcosis, or excessive stimulation should not be an integral effect; autonomic nervous system side effects should be minimal; and addictive craving should be absent. ...Read more

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Do you know which hallucinogen herbs are not poisonous?

Do you know which hallucinogen herbs are not poisonous?

While they may..: Not be called poisons, your brain is sure likely to interpret the chemicals that way. Hallucinogens are dangerous and unpredictable in terms of your brain's reaction to a foreign substance. ...Read more

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Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, what to do?

Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, what to do?

Mostly wait it out: Hppd is when the use of a hallucinogenic drug leads to ongoing effects long after the drug was last used. There's no generally effective treatment other than waiting for it to subside, although some patients improve with benzodiazepine tranquilizers, anticonvulsants, or parkinson's meds. Good sleep, low stress, ; of course not using hallucinogens anymore may help too. ...Read more

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Can there be any hallucinogen herbs that are not poisonous?

Depends what u mean: by 'poisonous.' Many hallucinogens are also strong anticholinerigic drugs , like aminita mushrooms and belladonna, and those can cause severe problems, especially in older people. Mescaline, peyote and psilocin are herbal derived hallucinogens which in low doses produce an hallucinogenic experience without many medical side effects, but a bad trip, with psychosis and danger 2 self/others possible ...Read more

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What to do for a hallucination not caused by a hallucinogen?

What to do for a hallucination not caused by a hallucinogen?

Hallucination: Antipsychotic medications can lower Dopamine levels & treat hallucinations. It is best to have thorough evaluation first to determine cause of the hallucinations, whether psychiatric illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenic illness, or medical such as effect of medications or delirium or metabolic causes, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any hallucinogen herbs that are not poisonous?

No: The fact that they cause hallucinations indicate that they have the potential to damage the brain. The difference between a useful drug and a poison is often a matter of dosage, and since most of these substances (peyote, psilocybin, psilocin, belladonna etc.) are in unknown amounts, you can never be certain of not having a "bad trip, " or even having permanent harmful effects on your mind. ...Read more

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Please help me! i'm terrified of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder?

Please help me! i'm terrified of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder?

HPPD: The best way to avoid hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, is to avoid hallucinogens. Treatment of the disorder is not well worked out, and at this point is mainly symptomatic. If concerned that you already have the disorder, your best bet would be consulting an addiction medicine physician -- many are also psychiatrists. http://tinyurl.com/cwbcaoq. ...Read more