The majority of us think that Cannabis is the only natural growing plant that people use around the world to get high. Most people don’t realize other plants can have the same effects when consumed. Here’s our list of 10 naturally cultivated plants that can get you high.
Note: We suggest you take our word for it! Experimenting with the below plants is not recommended.
1) Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum is a plant that many know as “sage”. But this sage is not the spices you use to cook with. Salvia, as many have shortened it, is a natural plant that has long since been known to create visions in the users mind. This plant is just over a meter high and has incredibly large leaves as well. Sometimes, you can find white or purple flowers growing on the stems as well.
Damiana is a small shrub style plant that has numerous flowers that give off very aromatic smells. This plant is usually mixed into a tea form, but it can also be made into a sugary form as well. It is said that the aromatic smells caused by the plants give a “relaxed” feeling almost immediately. Another form that this plant can be made into is incense. The incense gives off the smell causing the calming effect as well. Damiana is also be used more and more as a spice blend.
3) Blue Lotus
This plant is also known as “Sacred Blue Lily”. Its origins come from the Nile River and many other locations in East Africa. Many refer to this plant as the “spiked plant”; not just because of its blue and white spiked petals, but because it is said to give the same type of effects as a sedative, yet also increase your conscious awareness. It is said that your sense will be heightened and at the same time you feel a sense of peace and tranquility. These days, the effects of blue lotus can be felt through many teas, wines, and martinis.
4) Wild Dagga
This particular plant also has the distinction of being called “Lion’s Tail”. This name definitely comes from the fact that the tips of this plant look exactly like lion’s tails. Drying the leave and smoking them can cause effects that are very calming and soothing. There are a number of things that can result from smoking Wild Dagga like irritation of the lungs and throat, dizziness, euphoria, and changes in your vision. It is not known just how many side effects can actually come from smoking this plant, but the list seems to keep growing rapidly.
Also known as “Kanna”, this plant originates from South Africa. This is a plant that has been around for literally thousands of years. As far back as records show, this plant was used a mood changing substance. There are many ways in which this plant has been consumed. In earlier times the plant was crush and then chewed, like chewing tobacco, and the saliva was then swallowed. These days you can find many forms of this plant with teas and certain gel caps that are predominantly made. This plant like many others, gives you a very calmed effect and is said that any presence of stress is eliminated quickly. In higher doses, it is believed that this plant can cause a state of euphoria.
Nutmeg has been a plant that has been around for quite a number of years. This plant is not just used in making foods, but it also has many hallucinogenic qualities when in different forms. The seeds that are produced by this plant are actually the cause of these qualities. Just eating a few of these seeds can almost instantly give you a state of euphoria. While this feeling may seem good at the time, there are some side effects to this that not many people have been able to stand. Severe cases of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have all been linked to the eating of nutmeg seeds, in large quantities. After trying to sleep this one off, you may still feel some effects like extreme tiredness, even if you just woke up from a great nights sleep. In some people, insomnia has formed.
7) Morning Glory
Morning glories, or rather their seeds, have long since been known as hallucinogenic substances. Generally the effects come from simply chewing the seeds, but there are more ways in which they can be ingested. They can be soaked in water for extended periods of time, crushed into a paste and eaten. Soaking them for a few days will cause them to sprout. Many people have said that once they sprout they seem to be more potent.
8) Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
This is another plant in which the seeds are the ones that give the effects. The seeds are actually contained within pods with thick coatings. There are about five seeds to each pod. Pods from this plant usually require a lot of work to get into them, but once you have opened them, you can chew the seeds found inside. There have been many reports of nausea from this seed, but that is pretty much the only side effect that has been brought to anyone’s attention.
9) Passion Flower
Passion flowers have, in recent years, been found to create certain mind-altering effects. It is not actually the flower part of the plant that creates these illusions, but the stem and roots. The calming effects by this plant can also come from eating large amounts of the fruit it creates. Passion flowers can have many different color pets like reds and purples and each plant can look completely different from the next. The dried leaves of the plant have been known to have calming effects that often result in sleeping states.
10) Wild Lettuce
Wild lettuce is very different from your everyday garden lettuce variety. Wild lettuce has long and thing stems. The stems, themselves, have been said to have effects that are much like poppies, but not as strong. There may be a calm and slight euphoric state, but the effects do not go much further than this. The chambers in the stem are what actually hold the calming substance.