There is a very interesting psychedelic called N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). DMT is naturally occurring in humans, other animals and plants and acts on the primitive parts of the brain, based on the research.

A lot of knowledge exists around psychedelic drugs due to a few people like Terence McKenna and over 20 years’ worth of his work with psychedelic compounds, and the extraordinary research of Dr Rick Strassman on near-death and mystical experiences, published in his book: DMT – The Spirit Molecule. There are increasingly more people stepping outside their comfort zone and trying psychedelic compounds in an attempt to gain insights that will help them understand more about life, and answer fundamental questions relating to their existence and physical reality.

DMT is a rather simple molecule and builds on a core compound called tryptamine (similar to serotonin and melatonin), it is considered the most powerful psychedelic known to man by Terence McKenna (well beyond psilocybin or MDMA) and what sets it apart from all other psychedelic compounds is that it exists naturally within the human brain and the lungs, including most plants and animals according to Dr Rick Strassman. Additionally, there is no conclusive evidence detailing where it is produced within the human brain, although research suggests the pineal gland is responsible. There is also little research to indicate the circumstances that lead to DMT production within the human brain, but theories exist describing its use within the dream state and when we are born and possibly when we die. Ongoing research into DMT will help further unlock the mysteries that surround this chemical compound (https://www.cottonwoodresearch.org/).

DMT may also have some influence in the formation of connections between synapses within the brain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDYctenkgJo), and the focus of meditation to achieve enlightenment may likely be directly linked to DMT. After all, DMT is just a catalyst to something more profound that cannot yet be defined or explained.

DMT in is extracted form, resembles a crystal formation that is pale in colour. The chemical compound is very stable and can quite easily be extracted from a variety of plant materials.

DMT in its raw form is mostly smoked through vaporizing the crystals, but it can also be dissolved & injected or capsulated & ingested.

It is important to note that it is illegal to extract, possess and sell DMT.

There has been quite a bit of research conducted on a variety of plants in order to identify the percentage of DMT they contain. This research is partly due to the use of specific plant species found within the Amazon rainforest that are used as part of Shamanic rituals. These rituals are based on drinking a brew made from plant material that contains primarily DMT and another chemical compound called monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) - while also containing a large number of other unknown chemical compounds.

The Shamanic rituals are commonly referred to as an Ayahuasca journey, where the name Ayahuasca is the name given to the brew that is ingested.

One of the core plants that contain DMT that is used within Ayahuasca is called Mimosa Hostilis and is known to contain large quantities of DMT within the inner root bark. This material is often referred to as MHRB - "Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark".

MHRB is relatively easy to obtain and prepare, and as it contains a large percentage of DMT, it is a popular plant when attempting a DMT trip.