Citation: Charliegibbons. "Reading In The Sun: An Experience with Leonotis leonurus (exp67071)". Erowid.org. Feb 22, 2008. erowid.org/exp/67071
This summer, after researching it, but with low expectations of effects, I ordered several ounces of Wild Dagga flowers from an online source.
Upon arrival: the flowers have a slight odor, but subtle...like, a really faint mix of earth and lemon. They look very bright and fresh, and are quite fuzzy and prickly.
Subject is a moderately heavy smoker (just under a pack a day), 3-5 time a week cannabis user, and weekend drinker, but fairly physically fit. Subject had a full stomach, had consumed roughly 100 mg of caffeine about 3 hours before, and had smoked 3 cigarettes since awakening.
I proceeded to take a walk out in the woods (where I always go to try new herbs), and loaded up a clean, fresh pipe with no thc resin in it whatsoever. I lit it and slowly drew in a heavy lungful. The smoke is VERY thick, and smells like a bonfire, but for some reason, isn't too incredibly harsh on the throat. I end up smoking the entire bowl fairly quickly, and lighting up a cigarette.
T + 5 minutes- Starting to feel a little lightheaded, the same 'head space' cannabis gives me. AND the euphoria of cannabis. But comparisons end there. My mind is clear and grounded, and my thoughts are focused. I feel very content and relaxed, but not 'impaired'.
T + 10 minutes- Walking back to my house,feeling a bit more tired now...much more potent than I had expected (remember, however, I had VERY low expectations...I was expecting an effect like I've gotten from blue and white lotuses, wild lettuce, damiana, kratom, etc....in other words, no effect at all.)
T+ 15 minutes-effects are gently dissipating, and I'm comfortable and relaxed laying in the hammock, reading in the sun.
Since this first time, I've come to use Wild Dagga pretty much daily. I have anxiety problems, and dagga seems to calm my nerves, especially along with valerian root. The only downsides to this wonderful plant, from what I can see, are
A: Smoking it is probably not very good for the body, and
B: Even though Wild Dagga tea is good and effective(lasts longer), in my experiences, it takes a significantly larger amound of Wild Dagga to make a tea that is potent enough. For this reason, I intend on growing and harvesting some of my own plants next season, to cut down on costs (and, of course, to enjoy the fruits of my own labor).
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