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Even This Small Amount Is Quite Stimulating
Ephedra nevadensis
by WWSD
Citation:   WWSD. "Even This Small Amount Is Quite Stimulating: An Experience with Ephedra nevadensis (exp110606)". Erowid.org. Apr 28, 2019. erowid.org/exp/110606

 
DOSE:
  oral Ephedra nevadensis (tea)
  2 cups oral Coffee  
      Pharmaceuticals (daily)
BODY WEIGHT: 120 lb
Ephedra for Flu

Taken at home while very ill with a virus but otherwise in good spirits. (I also take 2 cups of coffee, antidepressants, sleeping pills an allergy pills to address an ongoing complex trauma disorder).

1:07 pm June 8
We had a nasty cough going around the roommies here but my Ephedra nevadensis which I grew from seed is finally prospering enough to harvest from. A tea was made with a pint of boiling water and ten or 12 pieces 4-6' long steeped for five minutes. Our heads are clear as a bell now and even this small amount is quite stimulating, with the nerve-thrilling and urgent excitement brought on by the regular cough syrup pseudoephedrine. My cough is loosening and easing and lungs appear to be clearing even ten minutes after drinking, though maybe I am over enthusiastic now.

1:25
The extra energy is mostly gone, absorbed into the flu. But my lungs are definitely clearer and the cough is gone. I feel grateful and give thanks for such a great medicine!
1:55
The cough is still gone.

2:05
i want to say everything at the same instant in time which is immediately. clearly this is impossible so communication is difficult.
3:03 The effect seems to last 3 or 4 hours. I had the last half of the tea a half hour ago. With the euphoria, energy and confidence of this plant I can see the potential for abuse and addiction leading to those health problems with which we are so familiar. Clearly discipline is needed with this teacher.
3:55 I find I am laughing a lot. Roommate still has suppressed cough. Reading about organic chemistry now and listening to power metal.
1640 I think I am coming down now. I will not take more today.
18:33 I resteeped the leaves from John's cup because I couldn't find mine. The effect is weaker but present.
19:06 I started gardening, then decided to cool it on the tea. currently having licorice ginger cinnamint.

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 110606
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 35
Published: Apr 28, 2019Views: 1,248
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