Citation: Emery. "Yellowed Vision and Achy Digestive Tract: An Experience with Sinicuichi (exp45078)". Erowid.org. Oct 21, 2016. erowid.org/exp/45078
A few months ago I bought an ounce of sinicuchi off the internet to try. I found a friend who would try it with me so I decided to make some tea. I put the leaves in a pitcher of water and as I did I noticed a bottle of vodka I had left out in the kitchen. Thinking that it might better extract consiituents and preserve the tea in the sun, I poured a little in the pitcher. I then covered and set the pitcher outside in the sun for maybe two and a half days. In the last half day I decided adding the alcohol was not a good idea and covered the pitcher with a paper napkin so that the alcohol could evaporate in the sun. I then strained the tea into clean grape juice jug and went over to my friend's house.
We split the tea and drank it at about 2 pm. He found it to be revolting and chased it with juice while I found it foul and bitter but not so much to be nauseating. Within ten to twenty minutes our stomachs began to ache painfully which we both found unsettling. This pain and soreness then spread into our limbs and was focused at the joints. The soreness was bad enough that we both found walking to be painful and the pain and tightness in our stomachs would remain throughout this time. This was very unpleasant. At about 6:00 or 7:30 I noticed a my vision had yellowed slightly and sounds had become distorted. We received calls informing us of a birthday party and we departed at about 8:00 pm.
We arrived at a pond in the country at about 8:30, at this time the distortion of sound would begin to peak. Voices seemed to come from great distances and would appear to have a tight echo pattern
Voices seemed to come from great distances and would appear to have a tight echo pattern
to them, however there did not seem to be a reduction in volume. My friend did not notice any of these effects and while I found them interesting, I agreed with him at this point that the sinicuichi was not worth taking.
I then got really drunk and ended up falling over and passing out, so I don't remember much of what happened in that period of time. When I woke up at about 6:00 am I found myself pretty much alone and with the shittiest hangover I have ever had. I had a splitting headache, was sore, tired, and my entire digestive tract felt twisted and ached. Shitty is the most accurate way to describe how I felt. When I got home I made a tea of rosemary and camomile that made me feel only slightly better. The shittiness countinued into late afternoon, and did not completely recede until I started drinking again that night.
In summary, sinicuichi's somatic effects were painful and far outweigh any auditory disturbances. The whole thing was a horrible experience and I will never try it again. The addition of alcohol to the tea may have extracted other chemicals that warm water could not, which led to effects that I have not seen reported before, but in any case the psychoactive effects were not that great and cannot compare to those of tried and true hallucinogens. That being said, sinicuichi sucks.
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