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N, N – dialkitriptamines
DMT was synthesized in the beginning of the 20th century, but its properties become popular when it was found in the hallucinogenic substances, used by the Indians. It’s meaningless to count all the plants that contain this very widely spread in nature substance. The Indians use very often different types of “Virola” and “Prestonia amazonicum”, and lately some enthusiasts have tried to extract DMT from some European plants such as “Phalaris arundinacea” and “Phalaris aquatica”. The methods of extraction of are very labor-consuming because the DMT there, is found in very low concentrations.
Because of its fast disintegration the effect of DMT is not manifested when it is directly swallowed; it is usually smoked or its vapors are inhaled. The Indians in South America sniff the powder of the plant, during which the active substance is absorbed by the organism fast enough for the effect to be shown.
The effect of DMT fades away very fast – when it is smoked it may last not more than 15 minutes, that’s why it is known as the “businessman’s lunch trip”. When it is injected intravenally or when it is smoked this effect comes instantly together with an overwhelming feeling of anxiety and unknown fear – the same way you feel when you ride the roller-coaster. This feeling goes away after a minute or two. In comparison to LSD the effect of DMT is rather confusing than pleasant.
DPT is another substance due to which the same effects may be observed when it is taken in orally. When the doses are small they cause pleasant relaxation because of which long ago DPT was proposed to help the contact between the psychiatrists and their patients, but after the ban over such substances had been accepted these experiments were stopped. Despite this fact it is known that lately in a church in New York City uses DPT in its rituals. It is impossible to describe all of the effects of the dialkiltriptamines. The auditory disorder is also typical for the influence of some of them, which concern mainly the height and the timbre of the sounds.