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Simon’s Anadenanthera Colubrina (Vilca) Guide

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Anadenanthera colubrina is a plant native to South America that is also called cebil and vilca (or willka); the latter means sacred in Quechua.

The Anadenanthera colubrina is a tree that grows to the height of 3 to 18 meters. The leaves are long and fern-like, while the tree’s bark is black and thorny.

Anadenanthera colubrina is hard to distinguish from plants of a related species, Anadenanthera peregrina. The latter is called yopo, and both have been used similarly in shamanistic rituals for hundreds of years.

Vilca produces bean pods from September to July. The pods are dark brown and contain seeds of about 1-1,5 cm in diameter. These pods are the parts of the plant that are used  for ritualistic or entheogenic purposes.

An old Anadenanthera colubrina (vilca) tree
Anadenanthera colubrina

 

Effects of the Anadenanthera colubrina

There are several ways to use the seeds of Anadenanthera colubrina, including chewing it and brewing a tea. However, the most popular way to consume the beans is by making them into snuff and snuffling it.

The main active compound in vilca is a tryptamine called bufotenin. The beans also contain DMT and bufotenin-oxide. DMT is not active orally without a MAO inhibitor, as it is metabolised in the human gut.

This is why vilca is generally insufflated, through snuffling the substance is a rather unpleasant experience accompanied by intense pain to the nostrils. That is why it has traditionally been blown into others’ nostrils through long pipes.

Users of Anadenanthera colubrina have reported both physical and cognitive effects. Vilca causes elevated heart rate, accompanied by a sense of tingling. Afterwards, visual hallucinations begin to appear.

These visual effects are most likely the reason for the plant’s ritualistic use. Inca medicine men using vilca were said to be able to tell the future.

 

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 Anadenanthera colubrina – legal status

 

Anadenanthera colubrina is, like A. peregrina, legal in most countries in the sense that the plant itself is not controlled. With some exceptions (noted below), the plant may be bought, possessed and cultivated freely.

However, bufotenin and DMT are both controlled substances all over the world. This means that extraction and possession of these substances is illegal.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Anadenanthera colubrina – legal status
USAVilca is, in itself, legal in the USA. Louisiana has banned vilca in the sense that it may not be consumed, but can still be kept for ornamental purposes. DMT and bufotenin are schedule I substances; illegal to extract and own.
AustraliaVilca is not specifically regulated, but import of plants with DMT content is illegal. Bufotenin is also a schedule I substance, illegal to extract or possess.
NetherlandsVilca is not a controlled plant in the Netherlands and is legal. Extraction and possession of DMT and bufotenin are prohibited.
UKVilca is not a controlled plant in the UK and is legal. Extraction and possession of DMT and bufotenin are prohibited.

 


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Vilca effects

 

There are three main active compounds in Anadenanthera colubrina; bufotenin, DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. All three are serotonergic compounds, which means they exert their effects by acting as strong partial agonists at the 5-HT2A receptors. Exactly how this results in the effects experienced by the users is still unclear, though.

The molecular structure of bufotenin
Structure of bufotenin

The beans may be ingested but bufotenin and DMT are not active orally by themselves. These substances are metabolised by monoamine oxidase in the human gut, which is why oral consumption only produces psychedelic effects if taken along with MAO inhibitors.

There are, however, several other plants that contain DMT, and Anadenanthera colubrina is not often used in this way. Those looking to experience the effects of DMT and MAOIs would likely benefit more from ayahuasca or similar concoctions.

 

Cognitive effects

The most important and sought-after effect of vilca are hallucinations. Effects are reported to be similar to the visuals of LSD and mescaline, though the onset is faster and the effect is shorter.

The visual hallucinations can range from geometric shapes to fully developed scenarios featuring various creatures. Colours appear to shift, while objects may pulse or melt.

Apart from the visual effects, vilca has been reported to cause mild euphoria in users, though it is not exactly a pleasure drug. An increased sense of anxiety is a common side-effect.

 

Physical effects

Anadenanthera colubrina causes rather few desirable physical effects. During the onset of the primary effects, heart rate is elevated and one may feel a slight tingling sensation. The user’s body also feels as if under a heavy load.

Snuffling vilca does, however, have a few physical consequences that can be considered side-effects. The insufflation is hard on the user’s nostrils, causing intense pain in some cases. Another common side-effect of vilca is strong nausea.

 

Sources: Entheology.comWikipedia


 

Dangers of Anadenanthera colubrina

 

The LD50 of bufotenin in rodents was measured at about 200-300 mg/kg. Doses taken in recreational use are significantly lower than that. However, in one experiment, a patient received 40 milligrams, after which no pulse or blood pressure could be measured.

That, in itself, is not a cause for alarm as  the dose in the experiment was administered intramuscularly, caution should always be exercised with higher amounts of bufotenin.

Bufotenin has also been associated with various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and ASD. A 2010 study found that the urine of affected individuals held higher bufotenin levels, though the exact nature of the connection is not known.

Consuming various substances without first checking with a general practitioner is never advisable for pregnant woman. It can be especially dangerous with vilca, as the seeds are reported to be abortifacient.

 

Sources: Effect of Some Indolealkylamines on ManElevated urine levels of bufotenine in patients with autistic spectrum disorders and schizophrenia

 


 

Vilca health benefits

 

Various parts of Anadenanthera colubrina have been used for healing purposes by indigenous tribes fro many years, though there is little evidence of the plant’s actual healing properties.

In traditional medicine, the gum of the tree was used to alleviate coughing and treat upper respiratory tract infections. The seeds have been chewed for endurance and used as a diuretic.

Teas have been prepared from both the bark and the seeds of Anadenanthera colubrina. The latter is said to help with digestive troubles, though this is questionable, what with the nauseating effect of the beans.

 

 


 

Anadenanthera colubrina preparation and consumption

 

Vilca is one of the lesser-researched plants with psychoactive properties. Also, the concentration of the psychoactive compounds in the beans varies from plant to plant. As a result, there is no definitive information on the exact effect of various doses.

The seeds of Anadenanthera colubrina are used for entheogenic purposes, as these hold the highest amount of bufotenin. The threshold amount is about 250 mg. 3-4 seeds is a common dosage, and is used by most recipes.

 

As mentioned in the dosage part, use 1-4 seeds per person. Toast the seeds on low heat until the bean’s husk breaks, and the bean “pops”, not unlike popcorn. The outer shell will not be necessary and may be discarded.

Heat up the inner seed once again, until it becomes crunchy. Afterwards, crush the seeds with mortar and pestle, coffee grinder or something similar.

The powder should then be mixed with calcium hydroxide (lime) or calcium oxide (from certain types of ashes, calcined shells, etc.) and a little water to form a paste with the consistency of bread dough. Heat and dry the mixture, then pulverize again to create the powder.

The created vilca snuff is taken through insufflation. The powder may be snorted alone, though the traditional way is blowing it into one another’s nose.

This is because the process can be painful, which means one who snorts the powder might stop earlier, than one who is merely on the receiving end. As the user has no control over this in the moment of insufflation, caution should be used in the process.

Vilca may be consumed not only by snuffling but through smoking as well. Recipes suggest freebasing the anadenanthera seeds by soaking them in surfactant free ammonia.
Vilca has been traditionally smoked mixed with tobacco in the form of cigars, while chewing on Banisteriopsis caapi. The latter is a MAO inhibitor, which enhances the effects of yopo. Other MAOIs may be used as well to similar effects.

Oral consumption of vilca is not a traditional use, as with other substances with DMT content such as ayahuasca. DMT is not active orally in itself, which means it must be taken along with a MAO inhibitor to achieve the desired effects.

B. caapi or other MAOIs may be used along with vilca to reach a psychedelic state. Oral consumption is reported to be more nauseating than insufflation, while the experience itself is reported to be more relaxed and dream-like.

It should be noted that the DMT content in Anadenanthera colubrina is lower than in several other legally available plants, such as Psychotria viridis.

 

 

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Anadenanthera colubrina trip reports

 

The following are experience reports of ordinary people who got high on vilca.

“I was definitely now feeling physical effects. A sudden tug, not unlike heavy Jupiter-gravity, began to pull me towards the ground. I knew it was coming now, and the threat of not being able to stop it flashed across the meaning in my mind.

I felt the sweat come all over my body, like the heat in the room had been turned up. The atmosphere was getting louder, not with treble but with bass amplification. Even the heat was getting louder. I felt the rush of roller coaster dives rolling up through my cells.  

At this point I thought it wise to close my eyes, because the open-eyed world was too much. It was just a mad rush of a New Delhi intersection at rush-hour. Instead of cars, I was a sub-atomic particle whizzing by, guided by unseen, powerful forces.

I looked up at the light bulb on the ceiling. It was off, but there was emerging from it a flower-like blossom. Pedals sprouted out of it, and stretched at least a metre away from its centre. It was calming and beautiful.”

– Excerpts from King Anadenanthera I’s Vilca trip report

“As I lay in bed, feeling very heavy and weighted to the earth, I began to hear a tone. A high-pitched ringing noise that tweaked and twittered, growing in volume. It reminded me of the carrier wave sound of DMT. Soon I was experiencing closed eye visuals. At first it was an effect similar to gasoline floating on a puddle of water. Colourful swirling patterns.

The visuals became more and more intense. The speed at which the swirly patterns moved was increasing. It was like being underneath the strands of a multi-coloured mop, being twisted back and forth in a bucket of water. Sometimes there would be a shift, and I would see something behind the psychedelic mop. I saw a few times a whole sheet of small diamond shapes, in different colours.

Other times, I seemed to see a small orange man, leaping across my vision. The visuals were very complex and vivid. I opened my eyes for a moment, and could still see the same patternings with my eyes open, though they were more vivid with eyes shut, so I shut my eyes again. “

– Excerpts from Hypersphere’s vilca trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 14.

Simon’s Trichocereus Bridgesii (Achuma) Guide

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Trichocereus bridgesii, also called Bolivian torch or Echinopsis lageniformis is a columnar cactus. As the name suggests, it is native to Bolivia.

Trichocereus bridgesii can grow to the height of 2-5 meters. The diameter of the cactus is about 15-20 cm while its spines, located in groups of four, are about 6-7 cm long. The plant also grows rather rapidly, about 30 cm a year.

Trichocereus bridgesii is referred to by one more name, achuma (or wachuma). However, this name is also used for other cacti species, specifically those with mescaline content, such as the San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi).

Trichocereus bridgesii has been used in shamanistic rituals of indigenous tribes for several hundred years. Outside of the area it’s native to, it is often cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Trichocereus bridgesii in a pot
Trichocereus bridgesii

 

Effects of the Trichocereus bridgesii:

Like other cacti of this name, the main active ingredient in Trichocereus bridgesii is also mescaline. In fact, the Bolivian torch contains the second largest concentration of the compound among the mescaline cacti (after Peyote).

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is an alkaloid with effects similar to psilocybin and LSD. Mescaline is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it binds to and activate the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor, as well as the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor. Exactly how this results in psychedelic effects is yet unclear, though but it likely involves excitation of neurons in the prefrontal cortex.

Mescaline causes several cognitive and physical effects, but it is most often used for its hallucinogenic properties. Visual hallucinations include enhanced colours and brightness, geometric forms and complex fractals.

 

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 Trichocereus bridgesii – legal status

 

Trichocereus bridgesii is, in itself, not a controlled plant in most countries, and both the seeds and the live plants may be bought and possessed. The cactus is mainly cultivated for ornamental purposes.

Mescaline, on the other hand, is a controlled substance practically everywhere. As a result, while the plant itself is legal, extraction and possession of mescaline is illegal. The legal status of “prepared” – e.g. powdered – variants of mescaline cacti is unclear, on the edge between legal and illegal.

As Trichocereus bridgesii is not widely used for recreational purposes, there is little information regarding its legal status in most countries. At least one person in the US has been prosecuted for possession of powdered achuma cactus. However, the case did not go to court and the charges were consecutively dropped.

Source: US Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration – Microgram Bulletin – April 2004

Because of the controversial nature of Trichocereus bridgesii, it is more advisable to purchase live plants than prepared products. Also, make sure to check the corresponding laws before making the decision to buy or try the Bolivian torch.

 


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Trichocereus bridgesii effects

 

The main psychoactive compound in Trichocereus bridgesii is the alkaloid mescaline. The Bolivian torch contains the highest concentration of mescaline among cacti of its kind. Trichocereus bridgesii also contains other alkaloids such as hordenine.

Hordenine is an alkaloid that is a selective substrate for MAO-B. This compound can act as an inhibitor, preventing the body from metabolising mescaline too fast, which contributes to the cactus’ effectiveness.

The molecular structure of mescaline, 4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine
Structure of mescaline

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it exerts its effects through activating the  serotonin 5-HT2A receptor with a high affinity. However, exactly how this results in the psychedelic effects is still under research.

 

Cognitive effects

Mescaline is considered a consciousness-expanding substance. Users report enhanced thinking and analytic capabilities as well as accelerated thought processes.

Although conceptual thinking is enhanced, mescaline use may also cause disorganised thinking, delusions, and a distorted sense of time.

Other cognitive effects are related to memory: many users report feelings of déja vu or memory suppression. The latter is often related to a sense of disassociation from one’s self, to the point of “ego death“.

The traditional and recreational uses of Trichocereus bridgesii focus on the visual effects caused by mescaline. Hallucinations can include simple geometric patterns and whole scenarios as well. This is often accompanied by auditory effects and synesthesia.

Visions are often considered spiritual, mystical or religious in their nature. Generally described as a positive experience, some users have reported seeing unspeakable horrors as well.

 

Physical effects

Mescaline has a stimulating effect, making users feel more energetic and motivating them to participate in various physical activities such as running or dancing. This is accompanied by an increased control over one’s body, as well as enhanced tactile sensations.

Like other stimulants, use Trichocereus bridgesii causes elevated heart rate and wakefulness. Nausea is also among the more common physical effects caused by the achuma cactus.

 

After effects

The onset of the primary effects takes about 40 minutes and usually lasts for 8-12 hours. After effects are normally experienced for about a day after the consumption.

Physical after effects caused by mescaline include joint stiffness, muscle aches and physical tiredness. This is the result of the body returning to its normal state from elevated blood pressure and the stimulating effect of mescaline.

Cognitive after effects of Trichocereus bridgesii are more vague, such as confusion. Insomnia is common even after the primary effects have faded.

 

Sources: Drugs.comPsychonautWiki


 

Dangers of Trichocereus bridgesii

 

Mescaline cacti such as Trichocereus bridgesii are considered relatively harmless compared to other substances with similar effects. Achuma does not cause physical addiction, though psychological addiction is always a possibility.

There have been no reports of lethal overdoses from Trichocereus bridgesii (though users should always be cautious, especially with larger dosages).

The Bolivian torch does, however, have some negative side-effects. Though bad trips are rare, several users have reported a strong sense of anxiety. Consumption of the plant is also rather nauseating.

Trichocereus bridgesii is a stimulant, elevating heart rate and blood pressure (avoid if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem). It should not be consumed in combination with other stimulating substances. Also, achuma and MAO inhibitors may interact adversely.

 


 

Trichocereus bridgesii health benefits

 

Cacti with mescaline content such as Trichocereus bridgesii have been used extensively for healing purposes. However, very little research has been done to either support or contradict the supposed health benefits.

Mescaline cacti have been used to treat pain, fever, asthma, and several other ailments. Also, mescaline supposedly has a mind opening effect, allowing users to reach a deeply introspective state with enhanced thought processes.

 


 

Trichocereus bridgesii preparation and consumption

 

The mescaline content of Trichocereus bridgesii is estimated to be around 25 mg per 100 grams of fresh plant. This varies greatly from plant to plant, but it is reported to be one of the strongest of the mescaline cacti.  Because of this, caution should always be exercised when trying larger doses.

The threshold amount for mescaline is 100 milligrams, while up to 1000 mg is considered a heavy dose. Naturally, the mescaline content of a specific plant would be difficult to measure. As a rule of thumb, many recipes recommend one foot of achuma cactus.

Trichocereus bridgesii can be prepared and consumed in multiple ways. It may be chewed or drank as a tea, either in its fresh form or after drying out.

Before consumption, the spines and inner core need to be removed, these will not be necessary. The remaining plant tissue may then be dried, preferably in a dark environment.

Apart from simply eating the dried cactus, the most popular way to consume achuma cactus is as a tea. When preparing the tea, the spines and core may still be removed, though they will be filtered out later anyway.

The plant material is added to a pot of water. The concoction should be brewed on medium heat for several hours. When it is ready, boil away as much of the water as you’d like – smaller amounts are easier to ingest. Filter out the pulp, making sure to get all the liquid from it.

The solid or liquid cactus can be consumed after preparation. The plant is reported to taste rather unpleasant in all its forms. Having pineapple juice, or some other chaser with a strong taste at hand might help .

Trichocereus bridgesii is, as other mescaline cacti, also nauseating. Throwing up after consuming the cactus diminishes the effects. Many psychonauts suggest either not eating anything a few hours prior to consumption, or taking Dramamine beforehand to alleviate the nausea.

 


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Trichocereus bridgesii trip reports

 

The following are Bolivian torch trip reports from ordinary people who shared their experiences online.

 

“12.00pm
Stronger effects are kicking in. I feel really quite affected, and visual distortions like warping of objects are increasing in intensity.

1.00pm
It is still getting stronger. It is a challenge to handle it. I have limited control over my thoughts – whatever I think of becomes extensively elaborated upon by unconscious cognitive processes that are beyond my control. There was a definite visual element to this, and it didn’t seem to have much connection to whether my eyes were open or closed.

– Excerpts from Sir_jeans’ Trichocereus bridgesii trip report

“After about 1 hour, I feel myself slipping from sanity. The ties that bind my rational personality are slowly melted away. I try to be positive and control the trip, but the trip controls me, increasingly pulling me from reality. I begin to get increasingly paranoid, and glance around the room .

I look over to the kitchen and see something moving on the linoleum. A hand slowly pushes its way through the tiles, and an arm and head follow. The whole world around me is lit up like a giant neon display, too intricate too decribe. the ‘ man’ slowly works his upper half through the linoleum and looks at me with his featureless face.

(…)

I see the ceiling above me crack open and crumble away and universes and galaxies rush by. The secrets of life are exposed to me. my life is just an insant on the infinite span of time. The universe expands forever within me and without. Races and civilizations are born and die immeasurable times. I cry from the beauty of the things im exposed to.”

– Excerpts from Rye’s Trichocereus bridgesii trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 14.

Simon’s Peyote Guide

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Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small cactus native to Mexico and Texas. Unlike many other cacti species, peyote cacti do not have spines. The plants are small and round, often referred to as buttons.

The name peyote stems from the Nahuatl (Aztec) name peyōtl meaning glisten or glistening. This name most likely refers to the psychoactive effects of the cactus.

Peyote cacti have been used for over 5000 years, mainly for its psychoactive properties. The effects of the cactus were known to several indigenous and Native American tribes, who used the plants in shamanistic rituals.

Peyote is one of the main deities of the Huichol religion, along with Blue Deer, Corn and Eagle. Huichol, referring to themselves as Wixáritari are native Mexicans who collect peyote once every year, and use them to assume the role of their gods.

 

A very big, flowering peyote cactus (two pink flowers).
Peyote cactus

Effects of the peyote:

Lophophora williamsii is one of the cacti native to the Americas that contains mescaline. In fact, peyote contains the largest concentration of mescaline among the mescaline cacti (other species include San Pedro cactus, the Peruvian and the Bolivian torch).

The main active ingredient in peyote is mescaline, which has psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects. Apart from mescaline, peyote also contains hordenine.

Mescaline can induce a variety of physical, cognitive and visual effects. Visual hallucinations can range from enhanced colours and brightness to geometric forms and complex fractals.

Mescaline has also been used for various medicinal reasons. However, because of its restricted nature, there have been relatively few studies researching the healing properties of peyote cacti.

 

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 Peyote – legal status

 

Peyote is a controlled plant in several countries because of its mescaline content. Extraction and possession of mescaline itself is generally illegal.

Still, several countries allow the possession and cultivation of live peyote cacti in some way. In these areas, the cacti may be grown for either decorative or religious reasons.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Peyote – legal status
USAPeyote is a schedule I substance in the US, illegal to trade, possess, buy or cultivate. However, the law recognises the Native American Church, and cacti with mescaline content are legal for bona fide religious use. These laws vary from state to state, but peyote is legal in some form in:  Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
AustraliaMescaline is a controlled substance in Australia, and cacti with mescaline content are illegal to import. Peyote itself is controlled in the Australian Capital Territory, and possibly in other states as well.
CanadaMescaline is a controlled substance in Canada, but peyote itself is legal. Preparations of the cactus may be considered mescaline and thus banned, but the plant itself may be possessed freely.
FrancePeyote is on the list of controlled substances, and is illegal in France.
MexicoPeyote is a scheduled substance in Mexico, and it is also considered an endangered species. As a result, it is illegal to harvest for everyone but some indigenous tribes.
NetherlandsMescaline is a controlled substance in Canada, but peyote itself is legal. Preparations of the cactus may be considered mescaline and thus banned, but the plant itself may be possessed freely.
South

Korea

Peyote is available for buying in South Korea for decorational, ornamental reasons.
UKPlants with mescaline content, including peyote, are not controlled in the UK. Mescaline is a controlled substance, but there is no law banning preparations of peyote.

 


 

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Peyote effects

 

The main psychoactive compound present in peyote cacti is the alkaloid mescaline. Mescaline is a psychedelic, hallucinogenic substance with widespread recreational use.

The molecular structure of mescaline, 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine.
Structure of mescaline

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it exerts its effects through activating the  serotonin 5-HT2A receptor with a high affinity. However, exactly how this results in the psychedelic effects is yet unclear.

Peyote also contains hordenine, an alkaloid that is a selective substrate for MAO-B. This compound can act as an inhibitor, preventing the body from metabolising mescaline too fast, contributing to the cactus’ effectiveness.

Cognitive effects

Peyote and other sources of mescaline induce an altered state of consciousness while accelerating the thought process and enhancing the analytic capabilities. The state induced by mescaline is more lucid and clear than that of LSD.

Although conceptual thinking is enhanced, mescaline use may also cause disorganised thinking, delusions, and a distorted sense of time.

As with most psychedelics, mescaline causes short term memory suppression, which can lead to a disassociation from one’s self and ego death. Mescaline use is considered by many to be a spiritual experience.

Most psychonauts who consume peyote describe it as a positive experience. Mescaline can cause euphoria, but some users have also reported enhanced feelings of anxiety.

The visual hallucinations are likely the most sought-after effects caused by cacti with mescaline content. Hallucinations can include simple geometric patterns and whole scenarios as well.

Visions are often considered spiritual, mystical or religious in their nature. Generally described as a positive experience, however, some users have reported seeing unspeakable horrors as well.

 

Physical effects

Mescaline acts as a stimulant, making users feel more energetic and motivating them to participate in various physical activities such as running or dancing. Users have stronger, more precise control over their bodies.

Other physical effects that can be caused by peyote include wakefulness, dilated pupils and increased heart rate. Nausea is among the more unpleasant effects caused by mescaline.

 

After effects

It takes about 40 minutes to experience the primary effects of mescaline, which usually last for 8-12 hours. After effects are normally experienced for about 24 hours after the consumption.

After effects of mescaline include joint stiffness, muscle aches and physical tiredness. This is the result of the body returning to its normal state from elevated blood pressure and the stimulating effect of mescaline.

Some users have reported a vague sense of confusion and an indescribable “afterglow” from the effects. Insomnia is common even after the primary effects have faded.

 

Sources: Drugs.comPsychonautWiki


 

Dangers of Peyote

 

Cacti containing mescaline are generally considered safe compared to other psychedelic substances. In the 5000 years humans have used mescaline, there have been no reported case of a lethal overdose.

Cacti with mescaline content such as peyote also cause no physical addiction, though psychological addiction is always a possibility. Peyote users have no memory problems when studied along with those with minimal to no substances used.

Peyote, and mescaline in general, does have a few side-effects though. Nausea is common after consumption, and some users reported strong feelings of anxiety as well.

 


 

Peyote health benefits

 

Cacti with mescaline content have been consumed for their supposed healing properties for thousands of years. However, because of mescaline’s status as a controlled substance, relatively little research has been done to support or contradict these claims.

The consumption of mescaline is traditionally considered to be a spiritual or religious experience. Users are said to reach a deeply introspective state with enhanced thought processes.

Apart from its psychedelic nature, peyote has also been used to cure several ailments such as toothache, fever, pain, diabetes and asthma. However, evidence regarding such healing effects is severely lacking.

 


 

Peyote preparation and consumption

 

The mescaline content of dried peyote cacti is generally about 1-2%. However, the concentration varies greatly from plant to plant, and can reach 5-6% as well. Because of this, caution should always be exercised when trying larger doses.

The threshold amount for peyote is about 3 mid-sized fresh “buttons” (50 g), which is equivalent to 10 grams of dried cacti. Average dosage is between 6 and 12 pieces, while anything above 15 is considered a heavy dose.

Peyote cacti may be prepared and consumed in a number of ways. Perhaps the most common way of ingesting peyote is simply chewing the buttons.

Pyote may also be consumed in the form of a tea, steeping the buttons in hot water for a rather long time, then drinking the concoction.

According to one psychonaut, the most effective way of consumption is as follows. The buttons are washed and the “spines” as well as the skin are removed. Make sure to remove as little of the plant’s flesh as possible.

Cut the sections of tissue off the core and place them in the freezer for a few hours. Afterwards, grind the frozen sections and then filter the pulp, collecting the liquid and adding a bit of water. Try to get all the liquid from the plant.

Source: Recipe

The solid or liquid cactus can be consumed after preparation. The plant is reported to taste rather unpleasant in all its forms. Having pineapple juice, or some other chaser with a strong taste at hand might help.

 

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Peyote trip reports

 

The following are peyote trip reports of various people from various websites.

“1 Hour to 2 hours, I start to feel a lot of nausea, but I don’t feel like puking, I probably would have if I would have made any sudden moves. I start noticing my thoughts start to move around more and they start to come alive, when I close my eyes I start to see blue, orange, Green, and red designs that are very brightly colored.

The designs that I start to see are very geometrical, and I start to even see the designs starting to form people and objects along with other things.

I start seeing other people’s thoughts expressed to me in the form of dreams, I see intricate details of people, things that they only know. I start hearing people talk to me in the dreams. I start flying to the universe and I see bright bright colors now, the designs move slowly and not fast contantly changing like mushrooms do to me.

 I start to receive info about my life and how to become a better person, I learn ways on how to be in life, humble, loving. How to pray better, how to heal, how to find a better job, right decisions. I moved around into different worlds and different thoughts.

– Excerpts from Peyote Healer’s peyote trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 27.

Simon’s Chaliponga (Diplopterys Cabrerana) Guide

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Diplopterys cabrerana, also called chaliponga or chagropanga, is a vine native to South America. The plant has oval leaves, bigger than those of Banisteriopsis caapi, though apart from this the two are rather similar.

Diplopterys cabrerana grows wild in the Amazon basin, usually around riverbanks. The vine is also cultivated in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

In Ecuador chaliponga has yet another name: chacruna. This name might cause some confusion, as the plant usually called chacruna is, in fact, Psychotria viridis.

The two plants are connected, however. Both are traditional ingredients in a psychoactive brew popular in South America, the Ayahuasca.
/The two are generally not used together; either one or the other is./

 

Chaliponga branch and leaves
Diplopterys cabrerana

Effects of the Diplopterys cabrerana:

The main active ingredient in chaliponga is the tryptamine N,N-DMT. The plant also contains structural analogue 5-MeO-DMT and 5-HO-DMT (bufotenine), though in smaller concentrations.

Plants containing DMT such as Diplopterys cabrerana may be smoked, but the effects are very mild to none. Also, DMT is, by itself, not active orally.

Because of this, chaliponga is usually consumed in combination with a MAO inhibitor; traditionally Banisteriopsis caapi. Though other similar substances may be used, these two plants are used to create  ayahuasca (Diplopterys cabrerana is sometimes replaced with Psychotria viridis).

Ayahuasca is traditionally one of the most popular psychoactive substances. Apart from its actual effects, such as hallucinations, ayahuasca is also believed to have spiritual effects.

 

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Chaliponga – legal status

 

Diplopterys cabrerana is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means live plants and seeds may be bought and possessed legally.

However, chaliponga contains DMT which is a controlled substance in most countries. Extraction and possession of DMT, especially large-scale, is illegal.

There have also been reports of individuals prosecuted (in the US for example) for importing DMT-containing plants. The trials have not yet been resolved.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Diplopterys cabrerana – legal status
USAChaliponga is not a controlled plant and is legal. DMT is a schedule I chemical, illegal to extract and possess without a licence. Importing Chaliponga may pose difficulties.
AustraliaThe plant itself is legal, though import and export are not. DMT is a controlled substance.
FranceDMT containing plants, including Diplopterys cabrerana have been banned since 2005.
GermanyThe plant itself is legal, but extraction and possession of DMT is not.
ItalyChaliponga is legal, but DMT is a controlled substance.
NetherlandsThe plant itself is legal, but extraction and possession of DMT is not.
UKPrepared versions of plants containing DMT are illegal, as well as DMT itself. Chaliponga is not a controlled plant.

 


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This is not pure Diplopterys cabrerana, but premixed with Banisteriopsis caapi, a MAOI to enable the effects of chaliponga.

 

Main active ingredient in chaliponga

 

Diplopterys cabrerana is, by itself, not active when taken orally. Because of this, it is prepared by adding a MAO inhibitor to enable the DMT content of chaliponga to exert its effects.

Molecular structure of the DMT
Structure of DMT

DMT is a serotonergic psychedelic,  which means it achieves its effects by acting as strong partial agonists at the 5-HT2A receptors, elevating serotonin levels.

However, the human gut contains monoamine-oxydase (MAO) which metabolises DMT before it could have any effect. MAO inhibitors prevent this from happening, contributing to the effects of the mix.

 


 

Ayahuasca made from chaliponga

 

 

Traditionally, chaliponga is mixed with ayahuasca vine, Banisteriopsis caapi to create a brew also called ayahuasca. This concoction has been used in rituals by the indigenous tribes of South America for hundreds of years.

Ayahuasca comes from the Quechua words aya and waska, meaning vine of the spirit together. Ayahuasca was – and still is, in some regions – used in shamanistic rituals to commune with the spirits.

 


 

Diplopterys cabrerana effects

 

Diplopterys cabriana has several cognitive and physical effects when taken in combination with a MAOI. The most sought-after of these are the visual effects. Consuming ayahuasca is considered to be a spiritual, transcendental experience.

The onset of the effects of chaliponga takes about 20-60 minutes. Primary effects can last up to 6 hours, while after effects may be felt for weeks or even months after consumption.

 

Cognitive effects

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive substance that alters the user’s thinking and view of themselves, as well as their environment. The mental state induced by the brew is reportedato be more clear-minded than with other, similar substances.

Users report increased mindfulness and wakefulness dominated by abstract thinking and a feeling of oneness with the surrounding world. The DMT in chaliponga causes a sort of “ego-death”, disassociation from one’s self accompanied by short term memory loss.

The consumption of ayahuasca is generally considered a spiritual experience that rejuvenates the mind. Users feel more creative and more in touch with their subconscious.

Chaliponga prepared as ayahuasca causes a wide array of visual sensations. Often accompanied by auditory effects as well, hallucinations can range from colourful geometric patterns to alien life forms.

Some negative mental effects may also occur, including anxiety and paranoia. Many have reported to experience feelings of dying and going insane.

 

Physical effects

Physically, ayahuasca may be considered either a sedative or a stimulant depending on the setting. If the brew is consumed in a calm environment, it relaxes the users further; however, physical exercise or similar aggravation may cause the drug to have stimulating effects.

One of the reasons ayahuasca is consumed is its purging effect, said to rejuvenate both mind and body. However, this purging is not considered positive by all users, as it includes severe nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

 

After effects

Small visual cues may remain for up to 8 hours after the primary effects have passed. Pupils often remain dilated until the next day.

Consumption of ayahuasca has been reported to result in an enhanced state of mind weeks or even months afterwards. Dreams may appear to be unusually vivid and lucid.

 


 

Dangers of Diplopterys cabrerana

 

Chaliponga has some side-effects that have already been mentioned. Consumption causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, though these effects are sometimes considered positive (see above).

Diplopterys cabrerana does not cause physical addiction, though psychological addiction is always a possibility. Also, chaliponga is generally taken along with MAO inhibitors, which may have adverse effects when combined with certain foods and medications.

 


 

Chaliponga health benefits

 

Though ayahuasca has been consumed for several hundred years, the healing properties of Diplopterys cabrerana are relatively little-researched.

There are several health benefits attributed to ayahuasca, though these are more of a spiritual nature than a medical one. Ayahuasca is believed to clear the user’s mind and body, enhancing thought processes.

The healing properties of ayahuasca are strongly connected to the clairvoyance induced by the brew. In their visionary state, the shaman saw the root of all problems and illnesses.


 

The recommended dosage of chaliponga is not set in stone, as relatively little research has been done regarding its effect in correlation with the amount consumed. For beginners, Psychotria viridis might be a better, safer alternative.

In general, 5 grams of Diplopterys cabrerana is about the threshold amount for this substance. 10 grams is an average dosage, while anything above 15 grams is considered a heavy dose. The amount recorded in most recipes is 200 leaves.

There are several simple recipes for preparing ayahuasca. However, experts have stated that achieving the desired effects is somewhat difficult, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t succeed at first.

The traditional version of ayahuasca uses ayahuasca vine, Banisteriopsis caapi as a MAO inhibitor. 12 pieces of B. caapi are placed into a pot along with 200 chaliponga leaves. Boiling the concoction for about 12 hours results in 750 ml of ayahuasca “tea”.

The two plants may also be prepared in separate pots. Make sure they are made of steel, not of aluminium or teflon.

Recipe: biopark

 

After filtering the tea is ready to be drunk. It is reported to taste rather foul, so having a chaser drink nearby can prove useful – though this does not prevent the purging.

If Banisteriopsis caapi and Diplopterys cabrerana are prepared separately, they may still be consumed together. However, it is recommended to take the MAOI about 15 minutes before the chaliponga.

 


 

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You can buy Diplopterys cabrerana at the following link:

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This is not pure Diplopterys cabrerana, but premixed with Banisteriopsis caapi, a MAOI to enable the effects of chaliponga.

 


 

Diplopterys cabrerana trip reports

 

“T+1:45 I started to experience strong visuals in the form of trails along with a strong sense of disorientation. I felt a sort of non-locality, as if my inner being was being swung around while my physical body remained monitionless. This sensation would intensify when I’d close my eyes.


T+2:10 I was relieved to find that after minor vomiting my stomach was much relieved. When I flushed the toilet, the usually familiar sound it makes had turned into a mechanical vibrating noise. Running tap water also made a sound which I can only describe as alien to my normal perception.

I started to experience visual hallucinations in the form of vivid colors and patterns emerging from ordinary objects. A blue rug became a brilliant emerald and ruby colored matrix of shapes that were both prismic and organic. I felt as if this image was a gateway to another world. I began to enter and was sudenly jolted back and the rug has returned to its normal blue self.”

– Excerpts from Shadowmancer’s Diplopterys cabrerana trip report

“Ayahuasca, to me at least, seems to balance me out in a very wholesome & healthy way. For the past 5 days since taking the brew, both E and I have been having many deeply intellectual conversations. Our minds are still operating in the DMT space, we feel very mentally clear & positive. Ayahuasca is such an enabler; it’s so good to clean house. “

– Excerpt from Crystallinesheen’s Diplopterys cabrerana trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 08.

Simon’s Sinicuichi Guide

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Sinicuichi, this perennial shrub native to Mexico and Central America, goes by several names. Officially called Heimia salicifolia, it is also known as yerba de animas (herb of the spirits) and sun opener.

The plant itself is rather common looking, with few distinguishing features. Sinicuichi can grow to be 3 meters tall and 6 meters wide. The plant has many thin branches and yellow flowers of about 2 centimetres in diameter.

Sinicuichi has been used by the indigenous tribes of what is Mexico today for several hundred years. As one of its names suggests, it is thought to be strongly connected to the sun.

Sinicuichi was likely first used in rituals in connection with Xochipilli, the Aztec god of spring and flowers. Since then, sinicuichi has been used by many indigenous tribes for its medical and spiritual properties.

The tea made from sinicuichi is thought to convey the sun’s wisdom to the drinkers. Its most common name, sinicuichi refers to the Mexican magical drink which causes oblivion.

 

Source: Heimia salicifolia – Sinicuichi (entheology.com)

 

Flowering Heimia salicifolia
Sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia)

 

Effects of sinicuichi

Relatively little research has been done on the effects of sinicuichi and their cause. The sun opener contains several alkaloids, of which vertine (a.k.a cryogenine) is considered the main psychoactive compound.

There are various effects associated with the consumption of sinicuichi. However, these are not all present at every occasion and for all users.

The effects that seem to be the most common are auditory hallucinations and a yellow tinge to the vision. The latter is said to persist even after primary effects have faded. The effects have been likened to those caused by wild dagga.

 

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 Sun opener – legal status

 

Sinicuichi is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means it may be bought, cultivated, possessed and traded freely and legally. There are also no laws specifically regulating the consumption of sun opener, though it must conform to the respective laws when sold as a supplement.

A notable exception from this is Louisiana, where possession and sale of plants with hallucinogenic content – including sinicuichi – is prohibited by the Louisiana State Act No 159. Plants may still be used for aesthetic, landscaping or decorative purposes, but not for human consumption.

To summarise, sun opener is legal in practically all other countries and states. However, make sure to consult the appropriate laws before making the decision to buy or try sinicuichi.

 


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Traditional use of sinicuichi

 

Sinicuichi has been used by tribes native to Central America for over a thousand years for its healing properties. The reason the plant has so many names is because it was used and named by dozens of different tribes.

The traditional medical uses overlap with the properties also discovered by modern medicine (see Health benefits of sinicuichi). The plant was used to treat high fever and parasites as well as open wounds.

Sun opener was also believed to bring fertility. Infertile women took baths prepared with sinicuichi leaves and other herbs. Sinicuichi was used both to promote conception and after giving birth (or a miscarriage) in the form of a tea.

Apart from its supposed health benefits, sun opener was also used for spiritual purposes. A traditional way of preparation included leaving the brew made from the plant in the sun for a day to allow it to ferment. During this time, the wisdom of the sun was said to be embedded in the elixir.

 


 

Sun opener effects

 

Structure of cryogenine
Structure of cryogenine

Sinicuichi contains several alkaloids including vertine, lyfoline, lythrine, heimidine and lythridine. Vertine, also called cryogenine is considered to be the main psychoactive compound in the plant.

 

Cognitive effects

The most common cognitive effect of the sun opener is, as mentioned before, auditory hallucination. While this manifests as standalone auditory effects, that is not always the case. For some, these effects are merely reverberations and a sort of enhanced sense of sounds and music.

The acoustic effects are generally accompanied by mild visual changes as well. This generally appears in the form of a yellow tint to the user’s vision, especially the peripheral vision.

Sinicuichi use is generally described as a positive, relaxing, or even euphoric experience. Consumption may be followed by slight giddiness and a feeling of intoxication; not unlike marijuana but milder.

 

Physical effects

Sun opener is a vasodilator; widening blood vessels which causes a lowering of blood pressure. This also causes the user’s body to cool slightly.

The other common physical effect of sinicuichi can also be considered a side-effect, as it is generally considered unpleasant. Consumption of the substance causes sore, aching muscles and a decrease in the control of motor functions.

 

After effects

There are very few hangover-type after effects associated with sun opener, though some few users have reported headaches. Feelings of tiredness, sore muscles and the golden tint of one’s vision may persist to the next day.

Though sinicuichi is said to improve memory through short-term use, on the long run heavy use may cause memory problems. However, this affects a very small percentage of users.

 

Sources: ErowidEntheology.com

 


 

Sinicuichi health benefits

 

Sinicuichi has been used traditionally for many medical purposes, though only some of these have been proven to be effective by modern medicine.

Sinicuichi has long since been used by indigenous tribes in Mexico for treating high fever and parasitic worms. Open wounds were covered with the plant to prevent further bleeding. Sun opener was also used to treat infertility.

The different alkaloids present in sinicuichi have been discovered to have various health effects. Lythrine is a diuretic while heimidine has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and sinicuichine acts as a tranquiliser.

Cryogene and nesodine are anti-inflammatories as well, with cryogene also acting as a sedative and anti-spasmodic. These two compunds were, in fact, found to have stronger effects than aspirin.


 

 

Sinicuichi preparation and consumption

 

The part of sinicuichi used for its effects are the leaves. Fresh leaves should be left to wilt. The threshold amount when using dry leaves is about 10 grams. The third form of the plant is sinicuichi extract, which is much more potent than the leaves.

Higher doses produce somewhat stronger effects. There have been no reports of anyone overdosing on sinicuichi. However, sun opener is a relatively little known legal high, so users should always be cautious with higher doses.

 

Sinicuichi is generally consumed in the form of a tea. The tea is generally made from dried leaves, though extract may be used as well.

The leaves should be crushed and dropped into either hot or cold water. The “tea” is then left to sit in the sun for at least an hour, but preferably for a whole day, like in the traditional recipe. The mix is then filtered and drunk.

 

Though the traditional way to consume sun opener is by making a tea from the leaves, it is also possible to smoke the leaves. According to user reports, a larger amount of leaves is necessary this way, though the exact dosage is not known.

The preparation is simple: the crushed leaves are rolled into a cigarette. The taste and smell are reported to be sweeter than tobacco. Sinicuichi may be combined with other substances such as wild dagga to achieve a more pronounced effect, but the health effects of this method are yet unknown.

 

 

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Sinicuichi trip reports

 

The following are experiences of ordinary people, who took sinicuichi.

 

“I was woken in the middle of the night by the sound of the train going by far off blowing its horn (as it normally does and occasionally I awaken to it). But the train horn sound had digital delay on it, a musical effect where the sound echoes over and over.

I was in a pleasant slightly dazed state, but that I accredit mostly to being half awake and half asleep at 3:30am. I stayed in this half-and-half state for a half an hour. I did feel good emotionally though, very comfortable, but maybe I can attest this to simply warm covers on a cold night and laying down when sleepy.

– Excerpt from Malawi’s sinicuichi trip report

“My patience was well rewarded. In half an hour I realized that this sinicuichi session would be very different from my previous ones. The first hint was provided by a peculiar altered perception of colors, as if empty space were darker than usual and objects were emitting some faint radiance. Then it happened: for the first time, the ‘sun opened’ on me! [Sinicuichi is often called the ‘sun opener’ although reports of yellow vision are rare.]

Everything was bathed in a soft, wondrous sunshine. I went into a dark room, and put the headphones on with some favorite music. Eyes closed, I experienced a euphoria that can only be described as overwhelming–certainly as strong, if not stronger than anything I’ve felt with kratom or even the Plant of Joy. There was a definite bodily sensation of flowing into the music, almost like morphing into a musical note. Incredible! A truly entheogenic experience if there ever was one! “

– Excerpts from Demarksman’s sinicuichi trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 07

 

Simon’s Morning Glory Guide

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The name morning glory refers not to a single type of plant but to more than 1000 species in the Convolvulaceae family.
Morning glories are flowering plants of various colours.

Morning glory species show great variance. They may be annual or perennial, climbing vines like the cardinal climber or moonflowers that flower at night.

Various species of morning glory have been cultivated in the past millennia. They were generally used only for ornamental purposes, though in China they were also used as laxatives. Aztec priests were most likely the first ones to use morning glory for their hallucinogenic properties.

The species used in traditional rituals was Turbina corymbosa, also known as Rivea corymbosa. In fact, the plant’s Nahuatl name is Ololiúqui, meaning round thing. This refers to the circular seeds of the plant, as it is the seeds that contain the most psychoactive compounds.

Apart from Turbina corymbosa (also known as Christmas vine or snakeplant) Ipomoea tricolor is the species most widely used for its psychoactive effects. The most common name for the latter is Heavenly Blue.

The Heavenly Blue variant of morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor).
“Heavenly Blue” morning glory

Effects of the morning glory

Psychoactive effects of the morning glory are thought to be caused by the LSA content of morning glory seeds. LSA, or lysergic acid amide is an alkaloid with a structure very similar to that of LSD.

LSA is, in fact, a precursor of LSD, which means it is a component in the production of LSD. LSA is a serotonergic compound that binds to and activates the  5-HT2A  serotonin receptor.

Despite the structural similarities the effects of LSD and LSA differ somewhat. The latter induces a rather dreamlike state, while the former is more energising.

LSA causes visual distortions as well as full on visual and auditory hallucinations. Other effects include euphoria, enhanced thought processes as well as loss of control over motoric functions.

 

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 Morning glory – legal status

 

Morning glory is not a controlled plant in most countries, which means it may be cultivated. LSA, however, is a controlled substance and extraction as well as possession of it is illegal.

Morning glory is also regulated in some areas as it is considered an invasive weed.

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 morning glory – legal status
USALSA is a schedule III substance, illegal to extract or possess. Cultivation of morning glory is prohibited in Arizona as it is considered a noxious weed. Louisiana has banned consumption of morning glory seeds, though the plants may still be used for ornamental purposes. Morning glory is legal in the rest of the states.
AustraliaMorning glory is legal to grow in Australia, though it may not be imported or exported because of its LSA content.
FrancePlants are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.
GermanyMorning glories are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.
ItalyMorning glory seeds are controlled narcotic drugs in Italy, making them illegal.
NetherlandsMorning glories are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.
UKMorning glories are legal to grow, possess and trade. Extraction and possession of LSA is illegal.

 


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The “morning glory high”

 

The morning glory species most commonly consumed for their effects are Christmas vine (Turbina corymbosa) and several variations of Ipomoea tricolor called Heavenly Blue, Pearly Gates and Flying Saucer.

Structure of the LSA, the active component in morning glory
Structure of LSA

The main active compound in morning glory is generally considered to be LSA. However, pure LSA injected intramuscularly did not have the same effect as the seeds themselves.* Many argue that the psychedelic effects are induced by a combination of the various lysergamides in the plants, not by LSA in itself.

For the moment, though, LSA is considered the most likely to be causing the psychedelic effects.

LSA is a serotonergic compound that binds to and activates the 5-HT2A  serotonin receptor.

Though the most important and sought-after effect caused by morning glory seeds are the hallucinations, the plant has several other effects as well.

 

Cognitive effects

There are several cognitive effects caused by morning glory, which are attributed to LSA. The LSA high is reported to be more clear-headed than LSD high. Users experience enhanced analytic capabilities and thought processes.

Morning glory seeds cause temporary short-term memory loss, déja vu and an impersonal, disconnected point of view, also known as ego-death. Sense of time is also distorted.

LSA causes several visual effects that range from geometric patterns to whole scenarios. The visuals are accompanied by auditory effects as well. Colours appear to shift, while objects may melt or pulse. However, open eyed visuals are only possible with higher doses.

 

Physical effects

LSA can act either as a stimulant or a sedative, depending on the setting in which it is consumed. In a calm environment it relaxes the user even further, while in a stimulating setting or during physical activities it has an energising effect.

Other physical effects caused by morning glory seeds include a certain “body high” with spontaneous sensations and physical euphoria. LSA is a vasoconstrictor and increases blood pressure.

 

After effects

Primary effects of LSA-use usually last about 5-10 hours. However. this may differ significantly on a person by person basis, so caution should be exercised, especially by first time users.

For up to 3 hours after the primary effects have ended, the color distortions and the increased sense of brightness usually remains. A feeling of empty headedness often occurs during this period as well. Pupils often remain dilated for a while after the primary effects have ended.

 

Sources: *ErowidPsychonautWiki


 

Dangers of morning glory

 

The most common side effect of morning glory are nausea and vomiting. Other negative effects may include anxiety, paranoia and a general sense of unease. These pass with the primary effects.

LSA causes vasoconstriction, the narrowing of blood vessels which increases blood pressure. Painful or uncomfortable legs are a sign of lowered blood flow to the muscles and indicate that a break from morning glory seeds is necessary.

LSA causes no physical addiction and no long-term harm caused by the substance has been reported. The lethal dose for humans is not known, as it has likely never been reached. Still, caution needs to be taken with larger doses of morning glory.

Morning glory seeds are legally available in various shops in most countries. However, seeds intended for cultivation are often covered in pesticides or other substances which are harmful to humans. Morning glory seeds intended for consumption should only be bought from reputable legal high shops.

 


 

Morning glory health benefits

 

Morning glory seeds have traditionally been used in Chinese medicine for their laxative effects. The species of morning glory used for this purpose is Ipomoea nil.

Another type of morning glory, Ipomoea aquatica – also known as water spinach or swamp cabbage – is used as a green vegetable. However, this variant contains no LSA.

 


 

Morning glory preparation and consumption

 

There are multiple ways morning glory seeds may be consumed to achieve the desired effects. Some of these include the extraction of LSA from the seeds, which is illegal in most countries. Although small-scale home extraction for personal use is not likely to be prosecuted, it is not advised.

 

Preparation

The most basic method for preparing morning glory seeds is by pulverizing the seeds in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Water is added and the concoction is put into the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Shake occasionally and add more water as necessary. Before consumption – preferably after a few days – strain the liquid into a cup through cloth or similar fabric.

Another method uses flowers to create a sort of “morning glory wine”. The flowers are put into a container with water and let sit for a week or two. The “wine” created this way has milder effects than the seeds, reportedly similar to the high caused by marijuana. However, there have been users who felt no effects from this concoction.

Alternatively you can eat the seeds or the leaves or flowers raw. The seeds are said to contain the highest amount of LSA.

 

Consumption

After filtering or straining the fluid, the solid parts may be discarded and the remaining tea or “wine” is drunk. The taste of morning glory seeds is generally deemed unpleasant, so it is worth having a chaser drink nearby.

 


 

Morning glory dosage

 

The concentration of psychoactive compounds in morning glory seeds varies greatly from plant to plant. Users, especially those trying morning glory for the first time, should always be cautious with higher doses.

The threshold amount for morning glory is about 50 seeds. The common dosage is between 100-250 seeds, while anything over 400 seeds is considered heavy.

 


 

Buy morning glory seeds

 

I recommend buying morning glory and morning glory seeds at the following link:

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I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now, but the aforementioned shop ships worldwide.

 


 

Morning glory trip reports

 

These are morning glory trip reports of ordinary people from all around the web.

 

“I stood up and noticed all objects started to have this peculiar glow about them.. almost as if I was having double vision, but in a cool, ghostly, psychedelic way. I got lost in the patterns of the floor and realised that the television was annoying me. I walked across the room and plugged my headphones into the giant stereo. As soon as the ear buds touched the inner workings of my ear, my brain had an orgasm.

I peeled the orange and the paper towel caught my eye. The highlight colours of the towel were bright yellow and blue, they would change to purple and pink in a specific rhythm. I balled the paper towel up, threw it in the air, laid it out on the ground, and played with it in ways you couldn’t imagine doing so with simple sheet of paper. The wrinkles of the towel started dancing around…”

– Excerpts from Cynosure’s morning glory trip report

 

“1:56 AM
I finished eating the seeds. It took about 45 minutes to eat all 240+ of them.

2:25 AM
Tunnel vision sets in. I’ve been patiently waiting and battling nausea. The monitor grew incredibly bright, almost offensively so.

2:3? AM
My body retreats into my head. All at once my brain is the only part of me that really exists. I stare stupidly at my limbs and move about on my bed a bit, watching my fingers splay and clench in the rippling aquarium light, the angle and shadows made it look skeletal, which was extremely fascinating for some reason.

2:4? AM
For some reason the lucidity really started to take hold here. I became transfixed with repeated keyboard motions and the way they appeared on screen and how they altered the sounds of words. The suffix -iddle as in exampliddle diddle, etc, as well a s t y p i n g l i k e t h i s, stuff of that nature, mundane but inexplicably amusing for whatever reason.

During this time I think the climb was speeding up, the nausea was subsiding and my compacted feeling grew more and more intense, it now felt like my body was completely folded up and stuffed inside of my brain and it was shrinking as well to make my perspectives warped and narrow.”

– Excerpts from Alcaloidaholic’s ayahuasca trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 12. 07.

Simon’s Yopo Guide

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Yopo, also called cohoba, parica or calcium tree is a tree native to South America and the Caribbean region. The plant has two variants; Anadenanthera peregrina var. falcata and Anadenanthera peregrina var. peregrina. The latter is most often used for entheogenic purposes.

Anadenanthera has been used in various rituals for thousands of years. Several healing properties have been attributed to the plant. The traditional way to take the substance is by inhaling it in the form of snuff.

There are, in fact, two very similar plants used for this purpose. The yopo snuff is made from the aforementioned Anadenanthera peregrina, while Anadenanthera colubrina is used to create vilca snuff.

 

Anadenanthera peregrina, yopo tree with seed pods
Anadenanthera peregrina or yopo

Effects of yopo:

The main active compound in yopo is bufotenin, a tryptamine related to serotonin. Bufotenin is present in the leaves and bark of the tree, though its beans contain the highest concentration.

Yopo contains two other compounds of the tryptamine family, DMT and 5-MeO-DMT as well. All three compounds have psychedelic effects of some form.

DMT and its derivative, 5-MeO-DMT have relatively short-lived effects. Bufotenin on the other hand may affect the user for up to 2-3 hours.

Yopo is generally insufflated, as DMT is not active orally without MAO inhibitors. Snuffling yopo is a rather unpleasant experience accompanied by intense pain to the nostrils. That is why it has traditionally been blown into others’ nostrils through long pipes.

Yopo has both physical and cognitive effects. A tingling throughout the body and increased heart rate are the first to appear. This is followed by visual hallucinations. Common side-effects of the substance include strong nausea.

 

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 Yopo – legal status

 

Anadenanthera of either variation is not a controlled plant in most countries. It may be kept for aesthetic and landscaping purposes practically everywhere, though human consumption is banned in some places.

Also, bufotenine and DMT are both controlled substances in most countries. Therefore extraction and possession of these compounds is illegal. The same is true for practically all countries, but always consult the appropriate laws before buying or using yopo.

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Yopo – legal status
USAYopo is, in general, legal in the USA. Louisiana has banned yopo in the sense that it may not be consumed, but can still be kept for ornamental purposes. DMT and bufotenin are schedule I substances; illegal to extract and own. There has also been anecdotal evidence of yopo confiscated and its owner prosecuted on the basis of possessing a schedule I substance.
AustraliaYopo is not specifically regulated, but import of plants containing DMT content is illegal. Bufotenin is also a schedule I substance.
NetherlandsYopo is not a controlled plant in the Netherlands and is legal. Extraction and possession of DMT and bufotenin are prohibited.
UKYopo is not a controlled plant in the UK and is legal. Extraction and possession of DMT and bufotenin are prohibited.

 

Sources: ErowidBufotenin legal statusYopo is illegal! (Reddit)

 


Buy yopo

 

Buy yopo – US

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

Buy yopo – Netherlands

You can buy yopo at the following link:

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It should be noted that while this product is named yopo, it is, in fact Anadenanthera colubrina. As mentioned before, snuff made from anadenanthera colubrina – as opposed to A. peregrina – is called vilca. However, effects of the two substances are practically the same.

Yopo snuff effects

 

Yopo contains three main active compounds: bufotenin, DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. All three are serotonergic compounds, binding to and activating serotonin receptors. How exactly this results in psychedelic effects is not entirely clear though.

Structure of bufotenin
Structure of bufotenin

The effects of yopo are mainly attributed to bufotenin, as the other two compounds are rather short acting. Yopo beans can contain up to 7,4% bufotenin, while the DMT content is under 0.1%.

Yopo may be taken orally; however, bufotenine and DMT are not, by themselves, active orally. These substances are metabolised by monoamine oxidase, which is why oral consumption only produces psychedelic effects if taken along with MAO inhibitors.

Yopo is traditionally consumed in the form of insufflation. It has been used in shamanistic rituals of tribes in South America for thousands of years.

However, yopo is reported to smell and taste vile; which is why it is traditionally not taken alone. Participants sit facing each other, and blow the snuff into the other’s nose through a long tube. This way much more of the substance can be consumed.

 

Cognitive effects

Yopo is a psychedelic substance with both stimulating and sedating effects. In the first 20-40 minutes yopo acts as a stimulant, afterwards as a sedative.

It is during the latter period that hallucinations appear. These are reported to be similar to the visuals of LSD and mescaline. The difference is that with yopo the cognitive effects of yopo intensify quickly, but fade rather fast as well.

Colors begin to shift, objects seem to melt or pulse. Along with geometric shapes, creatures and whole scenarios may be experienced as well.

Apart from the visual effects, yopo has been reported to cause mild euphoria in users, though it is not exactly a pleasure drug. An increased sense of anxiety is also common.

 

Physical effects

Yopo causes quite a few physical effects, most of which can be considered side-effects, as they are rather unpleasant. Consumption often results in loss of motor functions, especially during the hallucinatory stage.

The most common side effect of yopo is nausea, reported to be quite strong in most cases. The insufflation itself can also be rather painful to the nostrils.

Yopo causes high blood pressure and the users’ cheeks and forehead flush intensely. At higher doses, this can take on a purplish hue, indicating blood circulation problems.

 

 

Sources: WikipediaErowid (trip report)

 


 

Dangers of yopo

 

The LD50 of bufotenin in rodents was measured at about 200-300 mg/kg. Doses taken in recreational use are significantly lower than that. However, in one experiment, a patient received 40 milligrams, after which no pulse or blood pressure could be measured.

Though in the experiment mentioned the dose was administered intramuscularly, caution should always be exercised with higher amounts of bufotenin.

Bufotenin has also been associated with various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and ASD. A 2010 study found that  the urine of affected individuals held higher bufotenin levels.

 

Sources: Effect of Some Indolealkylamines on ManElevated urine levels of bufotenine in patients with autistic spectrum disorders and schizophrenia

 


 

Yopo preparation and consumption

 

 

Yopo is one of the lesser-researched plants with psychoactive properties. Also, the concentration of the psychoactive compounds in the beans varies from plant to plant. As a result, There is no definitive information on the exact effect of various doses.

 

As mentioned in the dosage part, use 1-4 seeds per person. Heat the seeds on low heat until the bean’s husk breaks, and the bean “pops”. Remove this outer shell; it will not be used and can be discarded.

The inner seed should be heated further until it becomes crunchy. The seeds are then crushed by mortar and pestle, coffee grinder or something similar.

The powder should then be mixed with calcium hydroxide (lime) or calcium oxide (from certain types of ashes, calcined shells, etc.) and a little water to form a paste with the consistency of bread dough. Heat and dry the mixture, then pulverize again to create the powder.

 

The created yopo snuff is taken through insufflation. The powder is usually snorted, though the traditional way is blowing it into one another’s nose.

Yopo may not only be snuffed but smoked as well. Recipes suggest freebasing the anadenanthera seeds by soaking them in surfactant free ammonia.
Yopo has been traditionally smoked mixed with tobacco in the form of cigars, while chewing on Banisteriopsis caapi. The latter is a MAO inhibitor, which enhances the effects of yopo. Other MAOIs may be used as well.

Oral consumption of yopo does not have a tradition as other substances with DMT content such as ayahuasca. DMT is not active orally in itself, which means it must be taken along with a MAO inhibitor to achieve the desired effects.

B. caapi or other MAOIs may be used along with yopo to reach a psychedelic state. Increased nausea may be felt; while the experience itself is reported to be more relaxed and dream-like.

 


 

Buy yopo

 

You can buy yopo at the following link:

Buy yopo  /Shipped from the Netherlands./

It should be noted that while this product is named yopo, it is, in fact Anadenanthera colubrina. As mentioned before, snuff made from anadenanthera colubrina – as opposed to A. peregrina – is called vilca. However, effects of the two substances are practically the same.

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 


 

Yopo trip reports

 

” It tasted god awful and had a terrible burn. The drip was also disgusting and made me want to gag.

The vertigo was still unbearable and the light was a little to harsh so I went to my room with the light off and shut the door. Instantly I started to panic so I opened the door again. My fear of the dark was inexplicable.

Then visuals began to materialize. There were no colors but I could defiantly see shapes. The start looked like one of those old movies where the credit screen burned away from the city. The illness began to fade as I focused on the images. It was like I was standing on a sidewalk and these silhouettes were passing me by. I couldn’t see them clearly but somehow I knew that they weren’t human.”

– Excerpts from ZeroBoy’s yopo trip report

“Over the next hour I recorded myself talking and singing (poorly cause I suck at it, but it felt good to do none the less) and found myself very consciously breathing and working my body and mind feeling and doing and simply dancing in and out of whatever muse struck.”

– Excerpt from Vilcan officer’s vilca trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 17.

Simon’s San Pedro Cactus Guide

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San Pedro cactus, also known as Echinopsis pachanoi or Trichocereus pachanoi is a cactus native to the Andes which contains mescaline.

San Pedro cactus generally grows to 3-6 meters, with 6-15 centimetres in diameter. The cactus has white flowers that open at night and dark, oblong fruits.

The San Pedro cactus is only one of the several plants in the Cactacaea family that contains mescaline. Others include peyote, Peruvian torch, Bolivian torch, and some other with only trace amounts.

Psychedelic cacti have a long history of being used for their mescaline content by Native Americans. Nowadays it is illegal in  most countries, including the USA, to extract mescaline from the plants. However, these cacti may still be grown for decorative purposes.

San Pedro cactus in bloom
San Pedro cacti in bloom

Effects of the San Pedro cactus:

The main active ingredient in the San Pedro cactus is mescaline  or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine. Mescaline is an alkaloid with psychedelic effects similar to LSD and psilocybin. While mescaline occurs naturally in many Cactaceae and certain Fabaceae, it is also synthetised.

Mescaline is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it binds to and activated the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor, as well as the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor. Exactly how this results in psychedelic effects is yet unclear, though  but it likely involves excitation of neurons in the prefrontal cortex.

Mescaline can induce a variety of physical, cognitive and visual effects. Visual hallucinations include enhanced colours and brightness, geometric forms and complex fractals.

Auditory hallucinations may also occur, and synesthesia can easily be experienced with the help of music. Though the effects are rather similar to those of LSD, the kaleidoscopic visual effects manifest more clearly with eyes closed.

 

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 San Pedro cactus – legal status

 

The San Pedro cactus is, in itself, not a controlled plant in most countries. Plants and seeds may be bought and cultivated for ornamental and gardening purposes. In this sense, the cactus is legal.

However, the mescaline that can be extracted from San Pedro cacti is a controlled substance in most countries. As a result, extraction and possession of the mescaline content is illegal, and plants may not be cultivated for purposes of consumption.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 San Pedro cactus – legal status
USAMescaline is a schedule I substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only. Dried, powdered cacti may be seized and the owner prosecuted.
AustraliaMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only in the states of Tasmania and New South Wales.
CanadaMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
FranceMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
GermanyMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
ItalyMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
NetherlandsMescaline is a controlled substance and illegal to extract or possess. San Pedro cacti are not controlled.
New ZealandMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
NorwayMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
SwedenMescaline is a controlled substance; it is illegal to extract or possess it. San Pedro cacti may be kept legally for ornamental purposes only.
UKMescaline is a controlled substance; both live and powdered cacti may be owned legally.

 

Sources: ErowidWikipedia

 


San Pedro cactus for sale

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – US

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – Europe, Netherlands

I recommend buying San Pedro cactus at the following place:

Buy San Pedro cactus /Shipped from the Netherlands./


Mescaline effects

 

Mescaline is a psychedelic, hallucinogenic substance with widespread recreational use. Most of the effects induced by mescaline are of a cognitive nature, though there are some physical effects as well.

Mescaline, or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it exerts its effects through activating the  serotonin 5-HT2A receptor with a high affinity.

The exact reason for the occurring psychedelic effects is unclear, as there are some 5-HT2A agonists that have no such effects. Mescaline also binds to and activates the 5-HT2C receptor.

 

Cognitive effects

The mental effects caused by mescaline are generally considered positive. Common effects include feelings of euphoria, though users may also experience negative effects such as increased anxiety.

The San Pedro cactus and other sources of mescaline induce an altered state of consciousness while accelerating the thought process and enhancing the analytic capabilities. The state induced by mescaline is more lucid and clear than that of LSD.

Structure of mescaline, 2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine
Structure of mescaline

Although conceptual thinking is enhanced, mescaline use may also cause disorganised thinking, delusions, and a distorted sense of time.

As with most psychedelics, mescaline causes short term memory suppression, which can lead to a disassociation from one’s self and ego death. Mescaline use is considered by many to be a spiritual experience.

 

Physical effects

Mescaline is a stimulant, making users feel more energetic and motivating them to participate in various physical activities such as running or dancing. This is accompanied by an increased control over one’s body, as well as enhanced tactile sensations.

Other physical effects common to psychedelic substances include wakefulness, dilated pupils and increased heart rate. Nausea is among the less enjoyable effects caused by mescaline.

The most sought-after effects of the San Pedro cacti are the open and closed eye hallucinations. The visual and auditory effects occur rather consistently with mescaline use.

Hallucinations can range from geometric patterns to whole scenarios. Visions are often spiritual, mystical or religious in their nature. Generally described as a positive experience, some users have reported seeing unspeakable horrors as well.

 

After effects

The onset of mescaline takes about 40 minutes, while the primary effects themselves usually last for 8-12 hours. After effects are normally experienced for about 24 hours after the consumption.

After effects of mescaline include joint stiffness, muscle aches and physical tiredness. This is the result of the body returning to its normal state from elevated blood pressure and the stimulating effect of mescaline.

Other reports of after effects mention various feelings of confusion and a sort of afterglow from the effects. Insomnia is common even in the hours after the primary effects have faded.

 

Sources: Drugs.comPsychonautWiki

 


 

Dangers of San Pedro cactus

 

The San Pedro cactus is generally considered a relatively safe substance.  A study of the Huichol Indians found no abnormalities, even though the subjects took Peyote an average of 35 times a year all through their adult lives.

Source: Psychedelics Encyclopedia

Another study was conducted on members of the Native American Church. With a sample group of about 30 000 mescaline users, one of every 70 000 ingestion was categorised as a “bad trip”. Mescaline also causes no physical addiction.

There have been no reports of overdose effects or lethal consequences of mescaline use. The LD50 for rats is about 800-1200 mg/kg orally. This means it would take several times the strong dose of mescaline to be lethal to humans. Still, caution should be exercised when consuming larger doses.

Source: Erowid

 


 

San Pedro cactus health benefits

 

San Pedro cacti has been used for its supposed healing properties for thousands of years. However, there is no reliable research on what its exact health benefits include. The cactus is  consumed in the form of a tea.

The San Pedro cactus is also believed to have an enlightening effect, as the experience is often considered spiritual or even divine. According to the anecdotes, the name of the plant itself is a reference to Saint Peter, who holds the keys to heaven.

There have been many suggestions regarding the potential medical uses of mescaline, including treatment of alcoholism and depression. However, due mainly to its legal status, very little research has been conducted on the substance.

 


 

San Pedro cactus preparation and consumption

 

There are various ways to prepare and consume San Pedro cacti. The cactus’ flesh may be chewed raw, though this method is a rather difficult and unpopular way of ingestion.

Another method is to remove the skin of the plant along with the needles, and cut its flesh off the central “spine”. The cactus is then pulverized, and either taken with water or in the form of capsules.

The most popular way to consume San Pedro cactus is by brewing a sort of tea. With this method, the skin, needles and such does not need to be removed (as they will be filtered out).

 

First, a section of the cactus is cut up into slices (like a cucumber). then it is further cut up in order to fit in a blender; and blended along with water of the same amount as the cactus.

The blend is cooked on low heat and stirred regularly until the mixture is even. First the cactus pulp separates from the water, but then the two are combined again; watch out for spillage.

The heat can be increased until the brew simmers. The concoction is brewed for another 2-4 hours. Add water as necessary; by the end about 12-16 ounces (350-450 grams) should remain.

Filter through natural fabric into another pot. Leave the goo in the fabric (e.g. piece of a T-shirt) to cool, then squeeze the rest of the liquid into the pot. The remaining pulp can be discarded.

Drink the juice extracted from the cactus. It still has a rather unpleasant taste, so a chaser is recommended. Still, by removing the need to chew the foul-tasting plant itself, the resulting nausea may be lessened, especially if drunk slowly.

Recipe by John W. Allen (Erowid).

 


 

San Pedro cactus dosage

 

The above recipe uses one foot of San Pedro cactus to create a single dose. It should be noted, however, that the mescaline content of the cacti varies greatly from plant to plant, ranging from 0.1% to 2% in dried specimens.*

The threshold amount for mescaline is 100 milligrams, while up to 1000 mg is considered a heavy dose. Though the lethal dose is much higher than that, users should be extremely cautious with amounts over 1000 mg.

 

*Source: San Pedro Potency FAQ (Erowid)

 


 

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – US

 

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

San Pedro cactus for sale – Europe, Netherlands

 

I recommend buying San Pedro cactus at the following place:

Buy San Pedro cactus  /Shipped from the Netherlands./

 


 

San Pedro cactus trip reports

 

“People took on the strange quality that they do on acid, and I found myself staring at them in wonder. After a few minutes of wandering around, we decided to sit down on a secluded bank of the river and watch the ducks. My wife and brother fed them bread as I watched them swimming around, and I started to see them as if for the first time – they seemed like quite amazing creatures, and seemed to fit their environment so perfectly.

Everything seemed to be moving slowly, the sun was catching in our eyes and I started having some pretty intense open-eyed visuals, which were much more psychedelic than I had expected – similar in intensity to the visuals I have had on acid, but somehow more fluid while retaining a sharp geometrical structure.

We decided, rather appropriately, to visit the cactus greenhouse, and proceeded inside. What met us was a buzzing flux of life that held my brother and I spellbound for about half an hour – we literally stood leaning over the handrail stroking various cacti in mute appreciative silence. It was like we could tangibly feel their life force – they somehow seemed wise and at the same time sad, as if being in such an artificial environment had sapped them of some vital force. “

– Excerpts from The Brothers Grimm’s San Pedro cactus trip report


I practiced meditation for many years and would say that the San Pedro experience has helped me knock down a few walls blocking the path to understanding the nature of one’s mind and being. With San Pedro, I have experienced myself as a being connecting earth to heaven, I have experienced ‘myself’ in many different times and places in the past…a past which is taking place simultaneously with the present. I have experienced the the entirety of the universe and everything in it as a nearly egoless ‘me’.

I can feel the meaning of the cosmological terms ‘big bang’ and ‘wormhole’. The ‘feelings’ stay with me for the next day as they diminish. Going into a San Pedro experience with a list of my ‘stuff’ to work on, I can also see that stuff and choose to confront it on an entirely different plane. “

– Excerpts from Cactal fan’s San Pedro cactus trip report

 

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Share your own trip report in the comment section below (to ensure anonymity don’t use your real name or real email address when submitting trip reports)!

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 16.

Simon’s Psychotria Viridis (Chacruna) Guide

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Psychotria viridis is also called chacruna or chacrona, from the Quechuan verb of “to mix”. This name most likely alludes to the traditional use of psychotria viridis.

Psychotria viridis is one of the ingredients used to create ayahuasca. The tradition stems from Amazonia, where shamans of various tribes mixed chacruna and Banisteriopsis caapi to create a brew which induced spiritual visions.

Psychotria viridis belongs to the Rubiaceace family. It is a perennial shrub that grows to the height of 5 meters. Leaves of the plant are about 5-15 centimetres long; this is the part that contains the psychoactive compounds.

Close-up of the Psychotria viridis plant
Psychotria viridis

Effects of the Psychotria viridis:

The main active compound in Psychotria viridis is DMT (dimethyltryptamine). DMT may be smoked by itself, but psychedelic effects of pure DMT are very mild. Psychotria viridis is in itself not active orally.

DMT is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it achieves its effects by acting as strong partial agonists at the 5-HT2A receptors, elevating serotonin levels.

DMT is usually consumed in combination with a MAO inhibitor. The most commonly – and traditionally – used substance is Banisteriopsis caapi. Ayahuasca is still one of the most commonly used herbal concoctions used to induce psychedelic effects.

Ayahuasca has several physical, cognitive and visual effects. For most users, taking ayahuasca is a spiritual experience. Hallucinations range from colourful geometric patterns to alien lifeforms.

One of the after effects of ayahuasca is an increased sense of mindfulness. This is thought to be the result of a purging of body and soul. Unfortunately, the purging of the body includes extensive vomiting and diarrhea.

 

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Chacruna – legal status

 

Psychotria viridis is legal in most countries, as it is generally not a controlled plant. However, the DMT extracted from the plant is generally a controlled substance, which means extraction and possession of DMT is illegal in most countries.

Most countries not mentioned here have very similar rules as well, but always consult the laws of your individual country before you decide on buying or trying Psychotria viridis

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 Psychotria viridis – legal status
 USA DMT is a schedule I controlled substance in the USA. Extraction and possession of DMT is illegal, but psychotria viridis itself is not.
Australia The plant itself is legal, though import and export are not. DMT is a controlled substance.
France France is one of the few countries where not only DMT, but plants containing DMT are controlled substances as well.
 Germany The plant itself is legal, but extraction and possession of DMT is not.
 Italy Psychotria viridis is legal, but DMT is a controlled substance.
 Netherlands The plant itself is legal, but extraction and possession of DMT is not.
 UK “Prepared” versions of plants containing DMT are considered illegal, though the plants themselves are not.

 


Psychotria viridis for sale

 

Psychotria viridis seeds may be bought online, as they are legally sold in several countries. In the UK, for example, seeds, plants and instructions for growing Psychotria viridis as a decorative plant are freely available.

Those looking to experience the psychedelic effects of the Psychotria viridis should buy the leaves or the seeds, as they both contain the psychoactive compounds.

 

Psychotria viridis for sale – US

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

Psychotria viridis for sale – Netherlands

You can buy Psychotria viridis at the following link:

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Ayahuasca made from chacruna

 

The main psychoactive compound in Psychotria viridis is DMT. DMT may be smoked for some very mild psychedelic effects. However, DMT is, in itself, not orally active.

Molecular structure of the DMT
Structure of DMT

This is because the human gut contains monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzymes, which metabolise DMT, negating its effects. The only way to experience the hallucinogenic and other effects of Psychotria viridis is to consume it along with a MAO inhibitor.

The traditionally used MAO inhibitor used with Psychotria viridis is the Banisteriopsis caapi. The brew created from these two plants is called ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca has been used for over a thousand years by Amazonian tribes. The shamans would consume the brew in order to commune with the spirits and to experience visions.

Today there are various versions of the brew including ayahuasca analogues (anahuasca) and pills containing DMT and harmin (MAOI) called pharmahuasca. Still, Psychotria viridis is the traditional and most popular plant to be used for making ayahuasca.

 


 

Psychotria viridis effects

 

The Psychotria viridis has practically no effects when taken orally without a MAO inhibitor. The effects of the plant are, in fact, the effects of DMT unhindered by the MAOs

The most notable effects of the ayahuasca brew (and Psychotria viridis) are of a visual nature. However, there are several other physical and mental effects experienced by users as well.

The onset of the effects of ayahuasca takes about 20-60 minutes. Primary effects can last up to 6 hours, while after effects may be felt for months after consumption.

 

Cognitive effects

Ayahuasca induces a rather sober state compared to other psychedelics. Users report increased mindfulness and wakefulness dominated by abstract thinking and a feeling of unity with the surrounding world.

Ayahuasca causes a suppression of the user’s’ ego and memories to the point of “ego death”. This is accompanied by an increased sense of wonder at otherwise everyday phenomena and a distorted sense of time.

The consumption of Ayahuasca is generally considered a spiritual experience that rejuvenates the mind. Users feel more creative and more in touch with their subconscious.

Some negative mental effects may also occur, including anxiety and paranoia. Many have reported to experience feelings of dying and going insane.

 

Physical effects

Physically, ayahuasca may be considered either a sedative or a stimulant depending on the setting. If the brew is consumed in a calm environment, it relaxes the users further; however, physical exercise or similar aggravation may cause the drug to have stimulating effects.

A very common side-effect of ayahuasca is purging in the form of vomiting and diarrhea. While uncomfortable, this is often considered a beneficial effect, as it is said, that both the mind and the body are purged by the brew.

The traditionally most valued effects of ayahuasca are the visual sensations. Often accompanied by auditory effects as well, hallucinations can range from colourful geometric patterns to alien life forms.

Apart from the full-on immersion, the surrounding world also appears distorted. Colours appear to be shifting; objects may pulse, melt or flow as well as leave after images.

 

After effects

Smaller visual cues may remain for up to 8 hours after the primary effects have subsided. Pupils often remain dilated until the next day.

Consumption of ayahuasca is reported to result in an enhanced state of mind weeks or even months afterwards. Dreams may appear to be unusually vivid and lucid.

 

Sources: PsychonautWikidisregardeverythingisayErowid


 

 

Dangers of Psychotria viridis

 

Some side effects of Psychotria viridis have already been mentioned. Among the most common are nausea, paranoia, feelings of going insane and temporary loss of motor functions.

There are relatively few long-term side-effects associated with ayahuasca. It does not cause physical addiction (bear in mind that psychological addiction is always possible!) and there is no evidence of brain damage caused by the brew.


 

Interactions with Psychotria viridis

 

Psychotria viridis is most commonly consumed along with a MAO inhibitor, generally Banisteriopsis caapi. This allows the DMT in the chacruna to exert its effects. However, MAOIs can be very dangerous in larger quantities, so caution should be exercised.

While ayahuasca is, in itself, considered relatively safe, additional substances can cause serious health issues. Brugmansia is one of many such “additives” that interacts with MAOIs in a negative way.

Cannabis is often consumed along with ayahuasca. There have been no reports of adverse effects on health by this combination. However, the exact interaction of any new ingredients should be researched thoroughly prior to consumption.

 


 

Psychotria viridis health benefits

 

Psychotria viridis has traditionally been used by the Machiguenga people of Peru to treat migraines. To achieve this, they used the leaves of the plant to create eye drops.

Health benefits attributed to ayahuasca are mainly of a spiritual nature as the visions experienced are often transcendental or religious .

The healing properties of ayahuasca have traditionally been traced back to the clairvoyance induced by the brew. In their visionary state, the shaman saw the root of all problems and illnesses.

 


 

Psychotria viridis preparation and consumption

 

Psychotria viridis is generally consumed in the form of ayahuasca, which requires a MAO inhibitor substance as well. The plant generally used in combination with chacruna is Banisteriopsis caapi. This is, in fact, also called ayahuasca, Quechua for “vine of the soul”.

It should be noted that, as several recipes warn, making ayahuasca is not a trivial matter. Very few succeed in making a potent brew on their first try, so there is no need to be discouraged if you don’t experience the desires effects at first.

 

Preparation

Both the B. caapi and the chacruna need to be shredded or pulverised. Put them in separate steel (not aluminum or teflon!) pots with a liter of water and a bit of vinegar. Let it simmer for about 2 hours without boiling.

Filter the two brews separately, then brew without boiling again to reduce the amount of water and increase the concentration. The ingredients separated by the filtering should be set to brewing with vinegar, filtered and reduced two more times (3 washes all in all).

Let both concoctions cool overnight in the fridge. The caapi should be shaken up, though the same is not necessary for the viridis, as the sediment at the bottom is not needed.

Recipe from Ayahuasca-info.

 

Bear in mind that there are several variations of the recipe, this is but a single method. Always be cautious when trying new recipes or added ingredients.

 

Consumption

The B. caapi and the P. viridis may be consumed together, though it is advisable to wait for about 15 minutes between the caapi and the viridis (in this order). Most recipes suggest having a strong chaser at hand, as the taste of the brews can be rather unpleasant.

 


 

Chacruna dosage

 

A dosage of 25 grams of Psychotria viridis is considered low, 50 grams average and 75 grams can lead to very intense effects. The aforementioned recipe suggests 50 grams. 50 grams of the B. caapi should also suffice.

It should be noted that effects of various dosages can vary greatly from person to person. Always be cautious with larger amounts, especially as a first time user!

 


 

Psychotria viridis for sale – US

 

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now.

 

Psychotria viridis for sale – Netherlands

 

You can buy Psychotria viridis at the following link:

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Psychotria viridis trip reports

 

“I lay down and started my submerge into unfamiliar territory. A lot happened during the next two and a half hours. At first my body felt heavy, kind of sedated, apparently an effect of harmine also noted by other researchers. My first contact with the DMT space consisted of a meeting with some space-alien like beings, who brought me into a Giger-esque universe.

I asked for more, knowing I could handle it, and the experience accelerated. Gone were the aliens and I dissolved into a seemingly endless space of swirling colours, intricate patterns, filled with a loud, whining noise, which filled my whole sensory apparatus.

I noticed some rather severe nausea which connected me back to my body. It took me a while to accept vomiting as a feasible solution, owing to my limited body awareness. But when it came, it felt purifying and relieving. The vomiting concluded the very intense part of the trip; I relaxed and let the effect of the ayahuasca fade, while contemplating the unbelievable luck I am in, to be granted a glimspe of these realms of vision, of beauty and energy. I felt that by doing so, I connected with the ancient human tradition of entering these strange dimensions. “

– Excerpts from Big Rass’ ayahuasca trip report

“The visual hallucinations began in about 20 minutes. Patterns emerging from the walls. When I closed my eyes I felt as though I was traveling deeper into myself. If I payed attention to the outside world the effects would lesson, I heard a voice telling me to just let go of the outside world. I did and the deeper I traveled into myself the more ‘entities’ I would encounter, I met many entities who claimed to be part of myself, I saw myself as a machine and they where the operators. They gave me suggestions about how to run more smoothly.

At one point I saw the widely spoken of, ‘knomes’ they where pushing a crank, and they all looked very depressed and walked very slowly. My current visionary guide, who had the personality of a gangster and much style and attitude, told me that the machine was broken and not running properly. I came out of the trip with a better understanding of myself. I don’t believe I ever left myself though. I was hoping that i would travel to remote places but most of the travel was restricted to my own body.”

– Excerpts from Alcaloidaholic’s ayahuasca trip report

 

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 13.

Simon’s Mimosa Hostilis (Jurema) Guide

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Mimosa hostilis (also called mimosa tenuiflora and jurema) is native to Brazil, and has spread to all of South America as well as Central America.

Mimosa hostilis is a tree or shrub that can grow to 8 meters. The plant has compound leaves with bright green leaflets and white, fragrant flowers.

Mimosa tenuiflora has several medicinal uses. Its leaves, stem and bark are all used to treat various ailments such as bronchitis and wounds.

The root bark of Mimosa hostilis has been recently shown to contain DMT, which makes up about 1% of the dried weight. DMT is known as an intense hallucinogenic.

Leaves of mimosa hostilis.
Mimosa hostilis

Effects of the Mimosa hostilis

Although DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a psychedelic compound, it is not orally active in itself. DMT is usually taken with a MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) such as Syrian rue (peganum harmala).

DMT is a serotonergic psychedelic, which means it achieves its effects by acting as strong partial agonists at the 5-HT2A receptors, elevating serotonin levels.

The effects of Mimosa hostilis have been compared to those of a low dose of LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. Users have reported changes in their perception of reality and various visions, often featuring themselves.

Mimosa hostilis may also induce some side effects such as nausea and diarrhea.

 

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Mimosa hostilis – legal status

 

Mimosa hostilis itself in not a controlled plant in most countries, which means it is legal. However, the DMT that can be extracted from the plant is a controlled substance, making the legal status of Mimosa hostilis somewhat ambiguous.

 

Let’s see a country-by-country breakdown: 

 mimosa hostilis – legal status
USAMimosa hostilis is not a controlled plant. DMT is a schedule I substance and illegal. There have been raids on Mimosa vendors to conduct tests on the plants, though no arrests were made. As a result, though not technically illegal, Mimosa hostilis is somewhat difficult to come by (not sold in the US due to harassment of vendors by the FDA)
AustraliaPlants containing DMT are illegal to import or export. Extraction and powdered bark are also banned. Seeds and the plant itself are freely available though.
CanadaExtraction of DMT is illegal, and powdered bark has been seized at the borders. The plant itself is not illegal.
FranceMimosa hostilis is a controlled plant in France, making it illegal.
GermanyMimosa hostilis itself is not a controlled plant, but extracting DMT is illegal.
NetherlandsMimosa hostilis itself is not a controlled plant, but extracting DMT is illegal.
UKMimosa hostilis itself is not a controlled plant, but extracting DMT is illegal. Powdered bark is banned, but shredded is available.

 

Sources: ErowidMimosa Root BarkHanf JournalLegifrance

 

Places to buy Mimosa hostilis

 

Mimosa hostilis is available for buying online, as the plant itself is legal in many countries. As the extraction of DMT is illegal in most countries, powdered bark often raises suspicions and is seized at the border.

Whole plants, Mimosa hostilis seeds and even shredded root bark is much safer to buy, as it does not allude to intentions of extracting DMT.

 

Buy Mimosa hostilis – US

I can’t personally recommend any US vendors right now. Actually I don’t even know any, that still sells Mimosa hostilis. You can order it from a European vendor tough, see below.

 

Buy Mimosa hostilis – Netherlands

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Anahuasca

 

DMT is the main active compound in Mimosa hostilis. However, DMT is not orally active in itself. The reason for this is that the enzyme monoamine oxydase (MAO) metabolises DMT in the human gut, rendering it unable to enter blood or brain. As a result, the substances visionary effects fail to manifest.

Structure of DMT
Structure of DMT

As a result, DMT-containing plants are usually taken along with MAO inhibitors (MAOIs). Psychedelic effects of the ayahuasca, “vine of the soul” in Quechua were discovered hundreds of years ago. The brew was used by Amazonian shamans to induce visions.

The original ayahuasca brew was made from the plant also called ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi). As a MAOI either chacruna (Psychotria viridis) or chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana) was used.

This method for achieving visions and various other effects has been used ever since in several regions. Brews similar to ayahusaca but containing other plants are called ayahuasca analogues, or anahuasca.

The MAOI most commonly used along with Mimosa hostilis is Syrian rue.

 


Jurema effects

 

Effects of the Mimosa hostilis root bark are, in fact, the effects of DMT, supposing there are MAOIs in place to stop the MAOs in the human gut from metabolising the substance.

DMT may also be consumed without MAOIs, in the form of smoking. Psychedelic effects of smoked DMT are reported to be very mild and short-lived.

It should be noted that Mimosa hostilis is, in fact, orally active, even without MAOI. The chemical compound yuremamine has recently been isolated from the plant, and is likely to be the reason for this. However, very little is known about it as of yet.

 

Cognitive effects

The cognitive state induced by anahuasca is considered to be rather clear-headed, at least compared to substances such as LSD. There is usually a sense of mindfulness and interconnectedness.

Déja vu and short term memory loss are also common, to the point where the user loses sense of their ego, and views themselves and the surrounding world from an impersonal point of view.

Many users have reported feelings of spiritual rejuvenation as well as a stronger personal belief in spirituality. This is in connection with a strong sense of peacefulness and love.

There have also been reports of negative experiences, such as an increased sense of fear and anxiety. Some users also feel as if they are dying or losing their mind.

 

Physical effects

Anahuasca may have sedating or stimulating effects as well, depending on the setting. In a calm environment the effects are relaxing, while it can act as a stimulant during physical activity, for example.

Anahuasca has a purging effect, inducing both vomiting and diarrhea. This has traditionally been considered beneficial, and the drug thought to purge both body and mind.

Visual effects are the main reason for consuming anahuasca. Colours, clearness of vision and pattern recognition are enhanced. Objects may seem distorted, flowing, melting, and shifting in colour.

Anahuasca may also produce a full-on hallucinatory state, complete with auditory effects. Hallucinations are more commonly experienced in dark environments. The nature of the visions is generally religious, mystical or transcendental.

 

After effects

The total duration of the primary effects of anahuasca can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. The onset takes up to 60 minutes, while the plateau is reached after another hour.

After effects of the drug include an increased, powerful sense of mindfulness even weeks after taking anahuasca. Users have also reported extremely vivid and lucid dreams.

 

Sources: PsychonautWikiErowid

 


Dangers of Mimosa hostilis

 

Mimosa hostilis has some negative side-effects, some of which occur during the primary effects of its use while others can have long term effects.

Common side-effects of Mimosa hostilis include vomiting and diarrhea. However, this is often viewed as positive, as it is considered to be a purging of the body along with the soul.

Some users have reported dehydrating effects which, along with the sense of dying caused by the drug can make for a truly terrifying experience.

 


Interactions with mimosa hostilis

 

The most important interaction of Mimosa hostilis with other substances is that the DMT content becomes orally active when taken along with MAOIs. Plants commonly used for this reason are Banisteriopsis caapi and Syrian rue.

 


Mimosa hostilis health benefits

 

Several parts of the Mimosa hostilis are used in medicine. Tea made from the plant’s leaves is useful for tooth pains and quitting smoking.  Water extract of Mimosa hostilis bark is used against cough and bronchitis as well as for treating wounds.

The root bark of Mimosa hostilis is one of the ingredients of the anahuasca, a brew analogous to ayahuasca. Its reported health benefits include a purging of body and soul and a mind-opening effect. The brew is said to stimulate creativity.

Consuming the brew is a spiritual experience for many, as the visions are often of a mystical or religious nature.

 


Mimosa hostilis preparation and consumption

 

Mimosa hostilis may be consumed by smoking or in the form of an anahuasca brew. The former is rather straightforward, but its effects are very mild compared to when it is taken together with a MAO inhibitor.

Preparation and consumption of anahuasca

The anahuasca brew requires two substances, one with DMT content (Mimosa hostilis, in this case) and a MAOI. The most common MAOI taken along with Mimosa hostilis is the Syrian rue.

The Mimosa root bark should be pulverized and shredded. The root is then brewed with vinegar without boiling. After the root is taken out, more water should be evaporated until the liquid fits in a small glass.

Egg whites may be added to the pot to reduce the nausea caused by the concoction. (The whites need to be removed before drinking.)

The Syrian rue should be consumed first: the crushed seeds may be taken in a gelatin capsule or mixed in water and drunk. The root bark brew should be taken about 15-20 minutes afterwards.

Recipe from: Simple Ayahuasca Brewing Technique

 


Mimosa hostilis dosage

 

The aforementioned recipe recommends a dosage of 5-10 grams of Mimosa hostilis along with 2 grams of Syrian rue. If the Syrian rue is ingested with the capsule method, a single gram may be enough.

If no effects are experienced, increasing the amount of  the MAO inhibitor may work. However, the onset of the primary effects may take up to an hour, so re-dosing is not particularly advisable.

Effects of Mimosa hostilis vary greatly from person to person. Everyone, especially first time users should be mindful of that and exercise caution. Amounts over 20 grams are considered very strong, and should not be consumed by any but the most experienced users (if at all).

 


Buy jurema – US

 

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Buy Mimosa hostilis – Netherlands

 

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Mimosa hostilis trip reports

 

Most Mimosa hostilis trip reports include Syrian rue as the MAOI. Several users mentioned using cannabis as well; while the exact interaction is not known, experiences were generally positive. Practically all trip reports mention the vile taste of the brew, and recommend having a chaser drink with strong taste nearby.

“+ 15-20 minutes

The first sensations came on like electric tingles of blue light down my limbs and a narrowing of vision. I found it odd that my face felt like it was being squeezed.

Then I realized everything was vibrating and buzzing and interconnected with everything else like an electric grid or net. Codes, alphabets and geometric shapes created fractal trails in fantastic colors, but what I was completely unprepared for was the physiological sensations, a whole-body buzzing and vibration of the deepest purple at a wave-rate in nano-seconds.

+ 45 minutes

By this time, everything reversed from geometric patterns being directed towards me to me being sucked down a drain-hole of colors and motion, but it wasn’t my body… that had ceased to exist as a coherent thing long ago.

+ 1 hour 20 minutes

I began to see feline figures and a diaphanous ethereal woman slip in and out of view. At one point the entire notion of creation of the universe, a separating of matter and energy that must re-combine as a singularity appeared to me but was so powerful and overwhelming I needed to turn away.

+ 2 hours 30 minutes

It was around this time that the last powerful wave subsided enough for us to communicate with each other.”

– Excerpts from Lascivio’s Mimosa hostilis trip report

 

“I truly feel like I’ve been reborn, like I have a clean slate and get to redo my life from a new fresh perspective. When people talk about having your third eye or minds eye opened I now understand what they mean. If your thinking about doing this you had better use extreme caution, I felt at one point I had gone insane and this is what it was like.”

– Excerpt from Yoshi450’s Mimosa hostilis trip report

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Last updated: 2015. 11. 12.