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Not Spectacular
Sinicuichi
by obladi
Citation:   obladi. "Not Spectacular: An Experience with Sinicuichi (exp51128)". Erowid.org. Oct 21, 2016. erowid.org/exp/51128

 
DOSE:
0.5 g smoked Heimia salicifolia (extract)

BODY WEIGHT: 135 lb


I acquired the sinicuichi by default when the primary substance ordered from the website was out of stock. So they sent this as a temporary consolation gift. I knew nothing about sinicuichi so I had to do some research before trying it.

It turned out that there was very little information to find. However, after viewing the limited selection of experience reports and facts, I decided that it would probably not cause irreversible damage. The only real harm seemed to come from the method of smoking it (as with any other substance) which was a risk I was willing to take since it was such a small amount of material being 25x resin.

I had read of auditory hallucinations, nostalgic feelings of rebirth and childhood, and some reports of it being somewhat similar to a cannabis high. I was hoping to experience any of these effects.

I smoked it at around 11:00 pm. I was in my parked car with a friend and I had some trance music playing and the heat on full blast since it was winter and bitter cold outside and I was worried about some of the reports of being uncontrollably chilly even in the warm sun.

I did not, however, experience this or any other of the mentioned effects. The only thing that seemed familiar to the information I had researched was my perception of colors. I found myself questioning if what I was seeing was the true color of something. It wasn't like things were turning blue then red then green, it was more like a change in the tint of the colors. Like, going from a yellow to a greenish yellow. One house seemed to look reddish through the trees but I couldn't tell if it was the sinicuichi that was altering my perception or if I just couldn't see well since it was dark outside. All in all, it could have easily been placebo or a false expectation.

I would relate the physical feeling to an extremely mild cannabis high. It would be as if I were a chronic smoker and had been smoking all day and then smoked a thin joint. I think my appreciation for music and the visual effects of my car radio were slightly heightened as goes with most cannabis experiences.

The most apparent side-effects were noted after I had gone to sleep that night. I woke up often to go to the bathroom. (I read that it might have this effect.) While I was up, I was wide awake, as if I could stay up with ease; but, when I layed back down, I seemed to fall asleep in an instant. My dreams were weird but usually dreams are weird so I don't know if it was because of the drug. I could assume that it did cause me to remember them vividly. However, this might have just been the result of me waking up so often. All in all though, I felt refreshed in the morning and the sleep that I did get was good.

In conclusion, I think sinicuichi could be useful as a sleep-inducer for someone who has difficulty getting a deep sleep, as long as you don't ingest any amount of liquid right before you go to bed to avoid the problem I had. I think that if I do try this again (probably not), I will smoke it out of a bong instead of a pipe like I did or perhaps drink it as a tea. My goal would be to get more prominent effects. As far as my experience goes, I would have to say that it wasn't worth it. I personally would opt for a more powerful substance.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 51128
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 21, 2016Views: 2,023
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