Citation: Clintdog. "Surprising Find: An Experience with Mulberry (exp70914)". Erowid.org. Mar 1, 2018. erowid.org/exp/70914
I recently read the report online about mulberries being a mild entheogen and that interested me. I whipped out my Petersen's Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants and sure enough on page 210, it said that unripened mulberries and their raw shoots and leaves were mildly hallucinogenic.
Since I have easy access to a mulberry tree (my driveway) I decided to give it a shot.*It should be noted that the tree I collected the shoots from had NO berries yet, just juicy, milky shoots* I picked about a dozen shoots with leaves and stored the leaves to dry for smoking later on. I'll report that in a week or so. Anyhow I sat down at my kitchen table, and munched on about six roots and then swallowed them. The taste was very bitter with a hint of mulberry tangyness to it.
Ten minutes into the experiment, my pupils began to dilate and my eyes had a hard time focusing, in another 5 it was impossible to focus without a headache. I walked upstairs into my room, colors were becoming more vivid at this point and I felt VERY anxious and nervous, no form of breathing excercises helped calm me at this point. When I got upstairs I began to get slight cramping in my stomach, nothing painful just noticable. I sat down at my computer and tried to chat with my friend but was at a loss for words and quickly became irritated. Suddenly I felt like I had to crap very bad, I read that this plant has mild laxatives in it. After relieving myself I felt I needed to do something so I cranked up my amp and played some metallica on my electric guitar, the music felt very powerful and echoey, everything felt fast. I started to get very hot so I stopped playing and relaxed for a bit, this was about 50 minutes after I consumed the shoots. Very vivid after-images and slight patterning on the walls for about 5 minutes at this point, I think I was peaking. Once I sat for a moment I began to feel very relaxed, totally opposite of my previous state of my mind. my head felt like and continues to feel like a big cottonball, all numb and whatnot with a slight headache.
Anyhow my pupils are back to normal but I still feel very fuzzy upstairs an hour and a half later. Definitely a worthwhile entheogen to try, I especially enjoyed the sensations while coming down. I'll try a larger dose next time and I plan to smoke some of the toxic leaves in the near future so watch for my report!
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