People often try various drugs not because they want to but because others encourage or pressure them to. That isn’t the same for everyone. Sometimes people try things because they want to on their own.

Most teens try marijuana at one point or another. It is the most common illegal drug usually used. Marijuana is not always easy to get, and definitely isn’t legal in most places, especially for people under the age of 21.

This means that sometimes people will seek out alternatives. They may try to get high with another plant.

The internet makes it easy to discover other plants. It takes one quick click to find out all sorts of information, including what kinds of plants can give you a high. But taking those plants have their own risks and problems.

Here are some common plants people like to try to get high. They’re legal to obtain and use. But of course, there are side effects to using them.


Believe it or not, this plant is actually quite poisonous when eaten. It causes psychoactive reactions when eaten. It can cause these effects:

–    Bizarre behavior

–    Delirium

–    Dilated pupils

–    Hyperthermia

–    Muscle stiffness

It is dangerous and can cause a high that is not very enjoyable in the way people think of highs. It is sometimes used for spiritual reasons. But often it doesn’t cause the pleasure people might be chasing.


Nutmeg is an integral part of a good spice cabinet. It is used as a seasoning in a variety of common dishes. Nutmeg can, in fact, get someone high because it has natural psychoactive effects.

Often people only try to get high from nutmeg just the once. That is because it is another high that is not a fun one to experience. It can cause:

–    Diarrhea

–    Nausea

–    Vomiting

The side effects actually tend to get worse as time passes. Then it can cause hallucinations, both auditory and visual. It can even cause death if too much is used.

Kava Kava

This is a natural herbal remedy that can be found in many stores. People use it to help with anxiety or insomnia. It can cause euphoria if you take too much of it.  Complications include:

–    Drowsiness

–    Dystonia

–    Yellowed skin

It is one of the least dangerous plants to try and get high with.