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Initial Combination
LSD & Mugwort
by ArtemisianBard
Citation:   ArtemisianBard. "Initial Combination: An Experience with LSD & Mugwort (exp114654)". Erowid.org. Aug 13, 2020. erowid.org/exp/114654

 
DOSE:
1 hit oral LSD (blotter / tab)
      Mugwort (dried)

BODY WEIGHT: 70 kg


Despite some investigation I haven't found any reports of the combination of mugwort and LSD. I'm trying to find which plant guides I want to use when tripping with acid, and I don't want to use cannabis for my own reasons. I've been having some fun investigating mugwort by itself, enjoying the very mild psychedelic effects and the lucid dreaming. I've also felt that mugwort combined with cannabis gives me a more clear minded high, and in my own understanding it's like the mugwort is 'guiding' the trip. More to be said about this another time, but I thought I'd combine it with the acid.

As there weren't any experiences that I could find I decided to essentially microdose the mugwort, seeing as we don't know how they interact. As mugwort is able to cause lucid dreaming just being in the room with me, I decided that I would do the first attempt just smelling and touching it in order to make sure there's no immediate reaction. So:

Context: Walking in the woods with a friend
Substance, Dose: one tab acid (We surmise ~100mcg) and Mugwort which I am smelling regularly and rubbing on my skin.
Mindset: I'm in a good mood, with a good friend who we trip regularly together. Been doing a lot of self work lately, but this feels likely to be just a little fun.

We take a tab each as we arrive in the woods. Once the effects are kicking in, I take out the mugwort to smell and feel in order to see what I think about it intuitively.
Once the effects are kicking in, I take out the mugwort to smell and feel in order to see what I think about it intuitively.
I enjoy the smell and don't feel any disinclination. My friend does not use the mugwort. I take it out and smell it a number of times throughout the trip.

We have a beautiful day wandering around, we sit and picnic and try foods and talk about things. I feel fairly clear minded. Nothing really exciting tbh. The only observation is that I have a much lighter trip than my friend, but they take an extra half tab somewhere along the line, so it might be that. The day continues like a fairly standard acid trip. I sleep very well that night helped by a little alcohol and an antihistamine, and no lucid dreaming, no dreaming at all remembered.

Mugwort is subtle at the best of times and on top of the acid it's not really easy to tell whether it has any effect. This was more of a first time to see if it was safe. Next time I'll brew a tea and drink that.

Conclusion: No immediate contraindication to taking mugwort and LSD together. No clear effect from mugwort, higher doses may be required to see any effect. No negative side effects. A pleasant day had. Further research needed.

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 114654
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 30 
Published: Aug 13, 2020Views: 852
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