Is it important to you that the world have accurate information about drugs?
Please donate to support Erowid Center's vision!
Narcotic Dreams
Erythrina mulungu
Citation:   buffaloo soldier. "Narcotic Dreams: An Experience with Erythrina mulungu (exp43433)". Jul 2, 2007.

  oral Erythrina mulungu (tea)
I like to experiment with plants every now and then. I was doing a little research on homeopathy (holistics) and decided to try 'mulungu' for its sedative properties (I suffer from insomnia).

So I got 3 leaves and a piece of bark of 'mulungu' from the garden, and headed into the kitchen. I washed then sliced the leaves so that the internals would be exposed (not sure if makes any difference though) and placed them in a pot with about 1 liter of water, along with the bark. I let it sit for 10 mins. Then put the pot on the stove (at med temp.). I let it boil (at low temp.) for about an hour. The water had aquired a green color.

There was a little less than a full cup left. I poured the liquid into a cup and expecting a terrible taste, closed my nose and gulped it down. No bad taste, not pleasent either. I felt a puckering sensation in my mouth.

I then went to watch some tv, not feeling anything yet. I'm not quite sure how long went by but before I knew it was knocked out. I entered dreamland, filled with comfort and ease (wish I could describe the dreams but an hour after I woke up I had forgotten most of my dreams, but I know they were very pleasent). about 8 hours later I woke up from dreamland. Feeling incredibly relaxed I stood up (whoa... not a good idea) and fell on my ass. I had no sense of balance whatsoever. So I sat back down on the couch and relaxed for a little bit more. about 30 minutes later I tried to stand up again. To my surprise I was absolutely 'normal', as if I had never tried the mulungu infusion, except for that warm, fuzzy, comfy sensation, which remained for 2 more days.

I really enjoyed my experience with this plant. I hope my experience will be of some use.

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 43433
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jul 2, 2007Views: 23,824
[ View PDF (to print) ] [ View LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Swap Dark/Light ]
Erythrina mulungu (426) : First Times (2), Alone (16)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports copyright Erowid.
TERMS OF USE: By accessing this page, you agree not to download, analyze, distill, reuse, digest, or feed into any AI-type system the report data without first contacting Erowid Center and receiving written permission.

Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the authors who submit them. Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.

Experience Vaults Index Full List of Substances Search Submit Report User Settings About Main Psychoactive Vaults