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A Little More Awake and a Bitter Taste
Wormwood - African (Artemisia afra) & Mugwort (Tansy)
Citation:   Trisk. "A Little More Awake and a Bitter Taste: An Experience with Wormwood - African (Artemisia afra) & Mugwort (Tansy) (exp82543)". Erowid.org. Dec 2, 2009. erowid.org/exp/82543

  oral Wormwood (tea)
    oral Mugwort (tea)
I grew both of these herbs in my garden this year, unaware that they both contain thujone.

I took one of those metal tea steepers and filled it with 80% wormwood and 20% tansy. I steeped them for about 17 minutes and then I opened the steeper and really squeezed out all the liquid. The tea was quite bitter, although I've had worse (strong thyme tea).

15 minutes later:
It's about 15 minutes now since I finished drinking it and I feel a little more awake, aware and a little more energized. Other than that I feel completely normal. I feel much more awake then after any other tea I've had, and I drink tea every day.

25 minutes later:
It's now been another 10 minutes, and I have a slight head rush. I feel very calm. This will definitely help me do my trig homework.

I will use this when I am tired with much work ahead of me.

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 82543
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 18
Published: Dec 2, 2009Views: 13,086
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