Citation: Funky Gnome. "A Delicate Substance: An Experience with Coleus (exp42009)". Erowid.org. Mar 31, 2006. erowid.org/exp/42009
The alcaloids in Coleus appear to have a delicate nature. I have dried and smoked the leaves - nothing, I have boiled and ate it like greens - nothing. Coleus doesn't like heat.
The only way to get anything out of coleus is to chew the bitter leaves. It works, and works well. a mild effect can be had from just a few leaves, but I have to eat/chew about 15 - 20 for a hefty trip, and they are really bitter. It does tend to make me throw up, and the puke is usually a deep red. I Don't worry about it, though, it is worth it.
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