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Psychotria viridis also known as 'Chacruna' is an additive to the Ayahuasca brew as a source of DMT.
|Common names||Chacruna, chacrona|
|Active constituents||DMT, NMT|
Dried P. viridis contains approximately 0.3% dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Other alkaloids such as beta-carbolines and N-methyltryptamine (NMT) have been found. The alkaloid content is said to be highest in the morning.
Psychotria Viridis loves growing in rich, loamy, well drained soil. They love hot and humid environments and grow in partial shaded area, such as the tree canopy of Ecuador rain forests.
P. Viridis can be propagated from cuttings. They can grow from cuttings of a branch or from a single leaf which is a rare phenomenon in nature. The seeds aren't a viable way of growing this plant as it can take up to 6 months for a seed to germinate compared to the few weeks for a cutting of a leaf.
Psychotria viridis is currently legal in most countries except France. France is one of the few countries that both DMT and DMT containing plants are illegal. In the United States the plant itself is legal but the creation of Ayahuasca (except in cases of religion) is illegal. The plant is legal in Australia but it’s import and export are illegal.
- The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants