DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a classic psychedelic molecule that has been ingested as part of shamanic traditions for hundreds of years. DMT occurs naturally in dozens of plant species, although not usually in amounts large enough that ingesting or smoking the plant would have any psychoactive effects.
Some people theorize that DMT is released in the human brain at death, and is stored in the pineal gland. It’s possible that certain spiritual experiences, like breathwork, can produce experiences similar to a DMT trip!
DMT can easily be extracted from plants to make pure DMT crystals, which can be smoked on its own or used to make pharmahuasca or changa.
Many DMT-containing plants can be legally purchased, depending on where you live. Even in countries where DMT is illegal, it can sometimes be legal to buy DMT-containing plants, as long as you’re not using them to extract DMT or to make psychedelic substances like ayahuasca.
Keep in mind that laws about DMT-containing plants can be confusing and unclear, and countries may very well decide to prosecute you for having a DMT-containing plant unless they have explicitly stated that these plants are legal to possess.
As always, check your local laws before purchasing plants that are a natural source of DMT.