Introduction to Bufotenin

Bufotenine is a tryptamine occuring in various species of plants and animals including Bufo Alvarius, Anadenanthera Peregrina (Yopo) and Anadenanthera Columbrina (Cebil).


Using Bufotenin

Ways of Administration

Effects of Bufotenin

Combinations with Bufotenin

Different Uses for Bufotenin

Pharmacology of Bufotenin

Chemistry of Bufotenin

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Systematic(IUPAC) name: 3-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-1H-indol-5-ol
Synonyms: 3-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-5-indolol, 5-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine, N,N-dimethylserotonin, 3-(ß-dimethylaminoethyl)-5-hydroxyindol, mappine
Molecular Formula: C12H16N2O, C12H16N2O.CH3I (methyl iodide)
Molar mass: 204.27 g/mol, 346.21 g/mol (methyl iodide) [2]
CAS Registry Number: 487-93-4
Melting Point: 146-147°C
Boiling Point: 320°C @ 0.1 mmHg
Flash Point: no data
Solubility: Freebase Freely soluble in alcohol; less soluble in ether; soluble in dilute acids and alkalies; almost insoluble in water
Additionnal data: Methyl iodide decomposes at 214-215°C
Notes: Freebase aspect : stout prisms; crystallized from ethyl acetate. Methyl iodide asapect : stout prisms; crystallized from methanol

The Dangers of Bufotenin

These are the dangers common to all psychedelic drugs:

Accidental injury.
When on a psychedelic drug, it is easier to accidentally injure yourself. Also because of the disorientating and potentially delusion inspiring nature of the experience, you could be lead to inflict harm on others or yourself. People have fallen off rooftops, run into traffic, attempted to throw people off rooftops as 'sacrifices', drowned, and so on. The best way of protecting against this is to have a friend with you who is sober to look after you and handle any negative situation that might arise.

Bad trips. A bad trip is a negative psychedelic experience. It can range from a mildly negative feeling of anxiety/discomfort, to full-blown psychosis. Bad trips usually ruin a psychedelic experience for the tripper and everyone else. Most bad trips are manageable, just very uncomfortable and difficult. Some are extreme and unmanageable though. It's not uncommon for a bad trip to result in lingering psychological issues. Usually just a few days of negative emotions and anxiety. Sometimes, however, a week or so of serious anxiety, destabilized mental state and impaired functioning is possible. On very rare occasions, a month or two of severely diminished functioning, traumatized mental state, depression & crippling anxiety can occur. More information on bad trips can be found here. The best way of avoiding a bad trip is having the correct set and setting.

Permanent psychosis. Psychedelics are believed by researchers not to cause permanent psychosis, however they could trigger a latent mental illness in someone who was already predisposed to it, or make existing mental illnesses worse. If there is a history of mental illness in your family, you are more likely to be predisposed. Everyone is at some risk, however.

PTSD, anxiety disorder, depression & depersonalization. There are anecdotal reports of the trauma inflicted by some bad trips leading to depression and anxiety which while usually temporary, could potentially develop into lasting disorders. While no different to the potential of any traumatic event to cause lasting disorders, nonetheless this is a danger of psychedelic drug use.


Reported Deaths

Mental Health Risks

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Side Effects


Physical Addiction

Mental Addiction

Producing/Growing Bufotenin

Forms of Bufotenin

Legal Status of Bufotenin

Bufotenine is a controlled substance 21 CFR 1308.11

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Other Countries

History of Bufotenin

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