Peyote (Mescal)

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Peyote-Catus-with-flowerPeyote Cactus in bloom

Peyote has been used for centuries by Native American Indians in their religious ritual rights. The plant is known for it’s hallucinogenic effects. Peyote contains a minimum of 28 alkaloids, the most famous of which is masculine. Peyote is only found in the Chihuahua desert of southern Texas and Northern Mexico on the desert limestone soils. Approximately three inches wide and two inches tall the body of the peyote cactus is soft and spineless with a blue green color. The most common species flowers are pink to white in summer and the following year the fruit ripens. The other species is more primitive its body is yellow green with its flowers being white to yellow.

Southern Texas, Northern Mexico in the Chihuahua Desert

Conditions of Poisoning:

Toxic Principle:
28 different phenethylamine alkaloids, Masculine being the most notable.

Clinical Symptoms:
Reactions to ingestion of this plant can be, nausea followed by a psychoactive episode(s).


 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly