The principal active psychoactive ingredient in peyote, termed three,four,5-trimethoxy-β-phenethylamine, or mescaline, was not identified and isolated until 1897 by German chemist Arthur Heffter. Till then, the usage of peyote had been unsuccessfully suppressed by Catholic missionaries who believed that the plant enabled communication with the devil. On the other hand,...

  • 2022-10-22