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Will adding sweetener alter the effect of Calea zacatechichi?
Q: The tea made from Calea zacatechichi leaves is *SO* bitter . . .
Is it known whether or not adding sugar/sweetener will decrease any effect or efficiency of the Calea?

A: We have seen no evidence that adding sweetener will affect the potency of Calea zacatechichi. There is no reason we can think of why sugar or other common sweeteners would effect the potency of any psychoactive in tea form.

As a related issue, a method of decreasing the bitterness of Salvia divinorum by washing it with hot water before sublingual injestion is described in the most recent issue of the MAPS Bulletin. Obviously such methods may be more effective with one plant than with another, but it might be interesting to try to see whether it helps.

Asked By : TL
Answered By : Sophie, Fire
Published Date : 8 / 7 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 5 / 13 / 2006
Question ID : 2775

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