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Sleepy Time
Lactuca - L. virosa
by eerT
Citation:   eerT. "Sleepy Time: An Experience with Lactuca - L. virosa (exp6950)". Erowid.org. May 20, 2001. erowid.org/exp/6950

2.0 g oral Lactuca - L. virosa (tea)
I recently ordered various plants from an online supplier. One of which I decided to test for any recreational properties was Lactuca Virosa. I was unable to find much information on the preparation or dosage of this plant. I decided that the easiest method would be to make a tea out of it.

Using an accurate scale I measured out 2 grams of the plant. I proceeded to place them in a coffee filter and placed it in my coffee maker. I added about 2 cups of water. I let the tea brew, then took the tea and poured it back into the coffee machine and then again. I then poured it into a coffee mug and added some sugar. Much to my suprise it in fact turned out to make a very nice tea. It was not a chore to drink this stuff at all.

After aproximitly 5 minutes after ingesting the tea I began to feel very sedate and a little giddy. The effects continued to rise up to about 25 minutes after ingesting the tea. The feeling would be best described in my opinion as similar to Valium. Very sedate and relaxed, soreness from a long road trip in my lower back seemed to vanish. I proceeded to get very tired and slept very well for around 8 hours (at a time much earlier than normal for me). I woke up feeling well rested and no after effects.

As for a recreational drug, this is not the way to go. However it does appear to have great sedative and sleep inducing effects. I've since used it a couple times to get to bed at a regular hour (as opposed to the average 3-4am).

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 6950
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: May 20, 2001Views: 4,402
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