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Q: what foods are high in DMT? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: what foods are high in DMT?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: zulu500-ga
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Posted: 11 Apr 2003 22:19 PDT
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Question ID: 189560
Hi, I would like to know what foods available in Australia (sydney)
are high in DMT? I am intersted in spiritual evolution- groups such as
run retreats where they initiate you into the ancient tradition of
using native plants etc to access the inner worlds. I have it on good
authority it is in food but what specifically?
Subject: Re: what foods are high in DMT?
Answered By: shiva777-ga on 12 Apr 2003 16:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Zulu500. It is true that there is DMT in many foods, in fact
there is DMT in many, many living organisms including ourselves!
However, eating a lot of a plant that contains DMT will unlikely be
enough to induce a mystical experience. There is no food that I am
aware of that can do this. The DMT is always extracted from the plant
so that it can be taken in a highly concentrated form.

A few of the plants that can be found in Australia containing a high
enough quantity of the alkaloid to do this are:

Acacia spp. (Maiden's Wattle)
Anadenanthera spp. (Yopo)
Desmanthus illinoensis (Bundle Flower)
Phalaris Grass (Reed Canary Grass)
Psychotria viridis
Mimosa hostilis (Jurema)
P. Arundinacea  

The most common of these used to make smokable DMT is Phalaris Grass
which  grows wild in Southern Australia and can be easily grown by
almost anyone (it's just grass!). Most of the extraction methods are a
bit complex. Some basic chemistry skills and equipment are required.
Here are a few links to extraction methods using Phalaris Grass (also has growing info)

If you want to try something easier,  I found a recipe for extracting
smokeable DMT from the plant P. Arundinacea using nothing but a
wheatgrass juicer:

Acacia tress grow wild in Australia as well (see for pictures). Here
is an extraction method for them: Find more
on smokable DMT here:

In addition to making smokable DMT, one can also make Ayahuasca which
is taken in the form of a drink. The root of the Mimosa Hostilis (a
native of Australia) is a good one to use for this because of it's
high alkaloid content. It is mixed with Peganum Harmala (which can
also be found in Australia) to make a very nasty tasting but potent
brew. You can find a recipe for it here: You can
find a FAQ on Ayahuasca here:

Although all of the plants mentioned so far can be found growing wild
in Australia, unless you are trained in plant identification, you may
have a hard time. It is sometimes easier to buy the plant outright or
buy seeds and grow your own. I had a hard time finding Australian
based companies selling these plants but managed to find this one:

I would highly recommend the book: DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick
Strassman who conducted scientific research on DMT. And in general I
would recommend reading much more about DMT and/or Ayahuasca before
trying it. It's powerful stuff!

Hope this helped. Good Luck!

Some further links:  Lots of info on DMT from Erowid.   Lots of
info on Ayahuasca from Erowid.
- Australian Entheogens

Request for Answer Clarification by zulu500-ga on 12 Apr 2003 20:07 PDT
Fantastic answer! I wanted to know about foods because I've been told
simply having foods high in DMT increases your perception- obviously
not enough to have a mystical journey but enough to give you greater
awareness of the normally unseen or unfelt energies. What foods have
the highest amount in them?

Clarification of Answer by shiva777-ga on 13 Apr 2003 05:57 PDT
Hello again. To my knowledge (and I have studied this subject in
detail) merely eating a plant with DMT in it will not have any
noticable effect. I just spent another 20 minutes looking for info on
this and have not found any.

However, I managed to find this little chart showing Tryptamine levels
of various plants so you can do your own experiements:

Acacia maidenii (bark): 0.36% DMT
Acacia phlebophylla (leaf): 0.3% DMT 
Acacia simplicifolia (bark): 0.81% DMT 
Desmanthus illinoensis (root bark): 0.34% DMT 
Mimosa hostilis (roots): 0.57% DMT
Virola theiodora (flowers): 0.44% DMT 
Pilocarpus organensis (unspecified): 1.06% tryptamines, chiefly
Vepris ampody (leafy branches): 0.22% DMT 
Melicope leptococca (leafy branches): 0.21% 5-MeO-DMT
Pilocarpus organensis (1.06% 5-meo-dmt) 
Psichotra viridis leaf (.15-.2% nn-dmt) 
Phalaris aquatica (.1-.17% nn-dmt) 
Phalaris aurundacaea (.06-.16% nn-dmt) 

Looks like Pilocarpus organensis wins with Mimosa being second place.
Phalaris grass came out quite low although I guess you would just have
to use more to get the same effect.

Also, here is the website for the book I mentioned:

Good luck!
zulu500-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: what foods are high in DMT?
From: robertskelton-ga on 12 Apr 2003 00:19 PDT
I've read a lot about magic mushrooms and DMT, and I have yet to hear
of a natural source of DMT here in Australia (nor could I find any
mention of it on the web).
Subject: Re: what foods are high in DMT?
From: cynthia-ga on 12 Apr 2003 02:10 PDT
I would love to answer this, as I too am interested in expanding my
awareness through natural plants.

Have you heard of Ibogaine? _CHECK IT OUT_ Ibogaine has a unique
quality, it allows the user to *remember* repressed memories in a
linear fashion whenever you close your eyes, and when that's done, you
process the newly gained information for about 12-20 more hours. It
also somehow mysteriously resets the "addiction clock" to
pre-addiction in that a herion user can take ibogaine and 48/72 hours
later they have no desire for the heroin, nor did they experience
withdrawls. They also lose the desire for heroin/OPIATES for a few

It's 2:00am where I am and I must sleep, so it's likely this will be
answered by morning, oh well...

I have a lot of research already done about ibogaine because I am
considering doing it myself, if you'd like it, address a question to
me and I'll give it to you.

But soon, I'll be checking out DMT!!


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