Peyote Properties Medicinal


Put the parts of this plant in 30 liters of water and boil the water on a wood fire.  Boil the water over night until only a liter remains.  Simmer for 6 hours until 1/2 a liter is left. Let the mixture rest for a further 6 hours drinking it a full day after you began preparation.  Only then the visions begin.

Peyote Shaman


Peyote, or Lophophora williamsii, is a spineless tiny cactus that grows mainly in  southern Texas and Mexico’s south-east.  Peyote has a long history of ritual, magick use by Native Indians for whom, growing hallucinogenic cacti has been common since time immemorial and this type of household activity has gained a strong cultural basis due to its strong psychoactive effect.   During Precolumbia’s conversion to Christianity the Catholic priests asked them strictly two questions: “Have you tried human flesh?” and “Have you tried peyote?” Only Aztec priests were allowed access to the powerful psychotropic plant, common Aztecs were prohibited to pick peyote under death penalty. The psychotropic substance mescaline is contained in the Peyote Сactus. It is a potent natural hallucinogen that may after prolonged use, lead to psychological dependence and damage the brain and nervous system. That is why peyote is illegal almost everywhere in the world.  Available exclusively only as a religious sacrament in celebration of its religion.


From their culture’s very beginnings native American Indians have been using varying species of cacti for diet, medicine, ritual, and altered states of

Lophophora Williamsii

consciousness.  To the industrialised world their healing properties are not as familiar as many of the Old World herbs, but some of them are remarkably effective.  In 1921, years before the pharmaceutical industry assumed control of the medical profession, a leading distributor of herbal medicines surveyed physicians to learn which herbs they prescribed most frequently one of the favorites turned out to be Californian Cereus. It is the world’s largest cactus and resembles a chandelier by its shape and its stem can store up to 2 tons of water. The flower of Cereus serpentinus is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The tallest cactus of this species grew up to 150 years and reached the height of 24 meters.

Cultivating this psychedelic cactus centuries ago, Ancient Aztec tribes began taking peyote in attempts to attain an altered state of consciousness, to receive insights into their natural world. These psychedelic experiences were usually accompanied with prayer recitals and spell casting, which manifested itself in a manner similar to speaking in tongues. It was believed that the use of the peyote cactus can lead to direct connection with the gods. It was believed by Central America’s precolumbian peoples, that during these rituals contact with their ancestral spirits and that of the jungle could be reached and the faces of the gods would appear to them. There are people from around the world who support this belief in peyote and use it for the same purpose.

Flowering Cactus

Peyote has the distinct privilege of belonging to the most potent genus of cactus the Lophophora, and its cultivation is strictly prohibited in all countries because of the strong hallucinogens it harbors. Slices of the candy cactus are favorite food of Mexicans. Some cacti are perfect to make jam of. Some of them are eaten fresh. Some are stewed with meat. Some are salted and pickled. And this list seems to be endless. Many Indians use Peyote to maintain good health as well as ritually. Folkloric medicine has used Peyote to treat influenza, arthritis (rubbed on the skin for painful joints), consumption, diabetes, intestinal disorders, snake and scorpion bites.

Regarding Cactus’ Medicinal properties, the plant is an effective herbal heart enhancer, capable of substantially reducing the need for risky, costly heart medications.   Although it can strengthen the heart muscle in virtually every form of cardiovascular disease, its most affective in treating cardiac rhythm disorders and mitral valve prolapse, which involves a weakness in a heart valve.   Most interestingly its prolonged use actually enhancers its effects and the longer you take it the less you need.  It won’t weaken the heart, as do many cardiac medications.  In fact, regular use often greatly reduces the need for such drugs. In many Indian languages, their word for medicine is the same as for Peyote, so great is the healing power of this plant.

Selenicereus grandiflorus are grown in the South German greenhouses of a

Cereus Cactus Blooms Only at Night

pharmaceutical company to produce a drug which has a spasmolytic effect on the coronary arteries helping to improve circulation.   Due to their phenolic function several Cacti species contain alkaloids Hordenine and Tyramine, which have antiseptic properties. Several Indian groups use the juices of different Cacti to cleanse the skin and as an anti-bacterial agent. The Huichol have rubbed the juice of the crushed Peyote into wounds to prevent infection and promote healing while, Sonora desert Seri Indians use the juice of the Saguaro Cactus to fight rheumatism. Hordinine shows an inhibitory action against at least 18 strains of penicillin resistant Staphylococcus bacteria.

Today University of Arizona researchers have isolated a water soluble, crystalline substance from Peyote that exhibits ” antibiotic activity against a wide spectrum of bacteria. They named it peyocactin.  Several species of Cacti contain the alkaloids hordenine (peyocactin) and tyramine, both of which have antiseptic properties due to their phenolic function. Several Indian groups use the juices of different Cactus to cleanse the skin and as an anti-bacterial agent. For millennia the Huichol have rubbed the juice of the crushed Peyote into wounds to prevent infection and promote healing. It has been shown that hordinine shows an inhibitory action against at least 18 strains of penicillin resistant Staphylococcus bacteria.

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  1. In 2016 I treated five peyote cacti from my garden ( legal in Canada ) with silver solution and the intent of creating SUPER alkaloidal amines, amino acids, non-proteinic acids, phenylethamines, isoqinolines, terpentines and/or triterpentines ; including other salts for the future research into its possible antibiotic action(s). What I need is a facility with a High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography machine. I have made requests from labs both nationally and internationally and all have refused in one way or another or remained silent. Unless someone steps forward, I will be forced to purchase my own High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography machine and hire an operator myself. It will take time to get the money together (mine – not yours, so put your money away). I expect to have results by the end of 2018 and all the intellectual property that comes with it. Till then I will continue repeating this message to as many people as I can. Sincerely, Tim Berg.

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