|The Sahara Desert||
- The African Peyote cactus has thick stems, which helps the plant hold back water for a long time.
-The cacti's leaves turn to spines which helps the plant from losing water from evaporation.
- Wihout these two caracteristics, the cacti would not survive in the desert.
- Mescaline, a chemical found in this plant has been found to be effective for the treatment of some diseases. So this plant can be used for medicinal reasons also.