Say no to frogs! It has been long told that one species of toad, Bufo alvarius, can cause great hallucinations to the person who was willing to lick their bumpy glands that produce a powerful cocktail containing bufotenine aka 5-meO-DMT. I mean, sounds like a great alternative right??? Blythe reported to the emergency room doctors that he was walking along the river and found a group of toads.
Psychoactive Toads - Will licking toads make you high? - Trancentral
Based on an Urban Legend dating as far back as The '70s , groups of hippies and teenagers were alleged to have been licking specific species of toads which secrete psychoactive compounds through their skin that can cause hallucinations. While there are toads that do secrete such chemicals, licking it off a toad itself is very dangerous they are toxins to deter predators after all, coupled with an easy case of salmonella and will cause some serious poisoning for anyone considering a pursuit to get high in such a fashion in Real Life or in layman's terms, Don't Try This at Home. In fiction, the psychoactive toad is commonly used as a G-Rated Drug. See Also: Mushroom Samba. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this.
What Happens When A Teen At A Rave Decides To Lick A Frog To Get High
January 27, As human diseases become alarmingly antibiotic resistant, identification of new pharmaceuticals is critical. The cane toad and other members of the Bufonidae family produce substances widely used in traditional folk medicine, but endangered family members, like Panama's golden frog, Atelopus zeteki , may disappear before revealing their secrets.
Since kissing frogs has officially been discounted as a method of obtaining princes sorry ladies , why would anyone want to lick a toad? The urban legend is that licking a toad can get you high. Indeed, Homer Simpson is seen licking toads and going on bizarre trips, as well as the infamous stories of hippies in the 70s who kept 'toad farms. These toads are known as 'psychoactive toads', and they produce a chemical which causes hallucinations when ingested.