- What other names is Peyote known by?
- What is Peyote?
- How does Peyote work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Peyote.
Despite serious safety concerns, peyote is used for treating fevers, joint pain (rheumatism), and paralysis.
People apply peyote to the skin for treating fractures, wounds, and snakebite.
Peyote is also used as a recreational drug because it can cause hallucinations. It contains a chemical called mescaline that has effects that are similar to LSD, but less powerful.
In the US, it is illegal to possess peyote.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Joint pain (rheumatism).
- Bone fractures.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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