Lophophora williamsii Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
cactus pudding devil's-root diabolic-root divine cactus dry-whiskey dumpling cactus Indian-dope mescal-button mescal-buttons turnip cactus whiskey cactus white-mule
Lophophora williamsii

Medical use

Economic importance of Lophophora williamsii

Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals
Social halucinogen masticatory religious/secular

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas

Biological activities

Adrenergic
Tyramine found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Tyramine found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Hordenine found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Hordenine found in Plant
Antifeedant
Hordenine found in Plant
Bronchorelaxant
Hordenine found in Plant
CNS-Active
Mescaline found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Mescaline found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
N-methyl-tyramine found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Hordenine found in Plant
Cardiovascular
Mescaline found in Plant
Tyramine found in Plant
Convulsant
Lophophorine found in Plant
Pellotine found in Plant
Curare
Candicine found in Plant
Epileptigenic
Candicine found in Plant
Hallucinogen
Mescaline found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Hordenine found in Plant
Hypertensive
Candicine found in Plant
Tyramine found in Plant
Hypnotic
Pellotine found in Plant
Insectifuge
Tyramine found in Plant
Neurotoxic
Mescaline found in Plant
Tyramine found in Plant
Nicotinic
Candicine found in Plant
Pesticide
Hordenine found in Plant
Tyramine found in Plant
Psychoactive
Mescaline found in Plant
Psychotomimetic
Mescaline found in Plant
Sympathomimetic
Mescaline found in Plant
Tyramine found in Plant
Teratogenic
Mescaline found in Plant
Tremorigenic
Mescaline found in Plant
Vasoconstrictor
Hordenine found in Plant
Tyramine found in Plant
Vasopressor
Tyramine found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]