Table 1

Names and Sources of Common Classic Psychedelics

Chemical NameCommon or Slang NameNatural Sources
5-Methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine5-MeO-DMT, the toadYopo tree (Anadenanthera peregrina) seeds, skin exudate from the Sonoran desert toad (Bufo alvarius)
Lysergic acid diethylamideLSD, acidSynthetically derived from ergot fungus (Claviceps purpurea)
N,N-dimethyltryptamineDMT, the spirit moleculeChacruna shrub (Psychotria viridis) and other plant species
MescalinePeyotePeyote cactus (Lophophora williamsii), San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoii), Peruvian torch cactus (Echinopsis peruviana)
PsilocybinMushrooms, magic mushrooms, shroomsPsilocybe mushroom species
  • From Reference 7.