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A Strong Dose, Lasted 12 Hours Plus
Syrian Rue
by DanTheMan
Citation:   DanTheMan. "A Strong Dose, Lasted 12 Hours Plus: An Experience with Syrian Rue (exp114307)". Erowid.org. Apr 15, 2020. erowid.org/exp/114307

 
DOSE:
1.5 g oral Syrian Rue (extract)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


Syrian Rue - Be Careful!

As an experienced "tripper" of over 45 years I have tried a variety of substances, including over 15 years of experience with Syrian Rue. I mostly smoked extract (thanks D.M. Turner) have also taken small amounts (alcohol extract) to potentiate mushrooms, Salvia and MJ with very pleasant results. I hadn't done any for a few years, so recently I picked up a couple of 4oz. packages from a local Middle-Eastern market. I read that harmala was very water soluable so I decided to make a water-based extract. The method I used turned out to be quick and effective.

4 ozs (1 package) were placed into a pressure cooker with about 2 cups of water.
4 ozs (1 package) were placed into a pressure cooker with about 2 cups of water.
The seeds were whole and not crushed or grinded. After about an hour in the pressure cooker (med-high heat, strong pressure) I removed it from the heat, let it cool and released pressure, and filtered the seeds and liquid. The seeds were basically mush and went into compost. I was left with well over a cup of deep red liquid, which I simmered down to an extract in a frying pan over a hot plate. There was quite a bit of extract. I haven't weighed it yet but I think at least 5+ grams.*

After scrapping the frying pan, a fair amount was left in the pan (est. 1.5 grams). I decided to try this amount orally to see if this stuff was any good. I poured some boiling water into the pan to dissolve what was left and wound up with a cup full of deep red liquid, which I planned to drink. It was about 11:30PM, I was a bit tired, and expected maybe a relaxing buzz that would result in a restful sleep. I layed down about 12:30, with a mild buzz from the rue. I couldn't sleep but laying down was pleasant with my mind in a mellow dreamy space. After what seemed like 4 or 5 hours (it was actually less than 2) I had to take a pee and got up. I couldn't believe how hard the rue hit me! I could barely stand up and was very wobbly getting to the bathroom, having to hold onto something for each step. When I got to the bathroom and turned on the light I experienced weird visuals unlike anything I had ever experienced before. It really wasn't that pleasant, kind of like my vision was messed up in a scary way. Objects went in-and-out of focus, with wiggly lines of light and color coming and going. I started to vomit and had diarrhea. That lasted about 20 minutes. After that I made it out of the bathroom and back to my bed. My stomach felt better but my balance was WAY off and it was hard just to make it back to bed. I laid down and eventually drifted off to sleep.

When I got up after 6+ hours after ingestion I was stilled pretty messed up and barely able to make a fire. I laid down again for another 4 hours until my dogs got me up. I was stilled pretty high, 10+ hours after ingestion. By now the visuals were gone but I still felt very slow and clumsy. It wasn't pleasant. I was barely able to walk my dogs and then laid down again and crashed hard for another 6 hours. After this I was finally back to normal. SUMMARY:

*After weighing it (instead of estimating) I found that the 4oz of rue seeds yielded about 27 grams of extract (around an ounce) not 5+ grams like I had initially estimated.
I found that the 4oz of rue seeds yielded about 27 grams of extract (around an ounce) not 5+ grams like I had initially estimated.
I made tea with an estimated 1.5 grams of extract (about 6-7 grams of seeds). It was a STRONG dose, lasted 12 hours plus, included diarrhea and puking, and wasn't that pleasant. I would smoke this extract (a la D.M Turner) or consume small amounts ( 1/10th to 1/8th gram extract) to potentiate MJ, mushrooms or Salvia. Be careful!

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 114307
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 60 
Published: Apr 15, 2020Views: 525
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