Citation: EurekaJoe. "There's a Trick To It!: An Experience with Lagochilus inebrians (exp61355)". Erowid.org. Nov 16, 2009. erowid.org/exp/61355
I purchased some of this rare and expensive herb, from a good source, who's website offers Sage Wisdom, along with their products.
I had read elsewhere on the net, that boiling it in slightly acidic water, will help to extract the active ingredient. So, I added a little apple-cider vinegar, to a large plastic mug of about 20 oz. of water, and put it in the microwave until it was boiling. I then put some of the Lagochilus inebrians in a plastic tea strainer (holds about as much as a tea bag), put it into the mug, and then covered it for about 15 minutes. I then sat down and drank it slowly, because it was still very hot. The effects began about an hour later, and lasted about 4-5 hours. “Inebriated” is a good way to describe the way I felt. It wasn’t bad at all, and left me very relaxed but alert, with no bad aftereffects. I slept well that night, and the next day, it seemed that I felt a bit more calm and relaxed than usual.
However, the next weekend, I tried preparing it, and found no effects at all. After waiting for 3 hours……nothing. So, I tried again, with more herb. Four hours later……nothing. I couldn’t figure it out! Then I tried again, but this time, for every sip I took, I held it in my mouth for about a minute. Well, an hour later, and I was inebriated again! I’ve read of other peoples failures with this herb, and thought that they just didn’t get the real stuff, but now I think I understand what is the problem. The active ingredient is apparently absorbed sublingually!
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