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Narcotic Dreams
Erythrina mulungu
Citation:   buffaloo soldier. "Narcotic Dreams: An Experience with Erythrina mulungu (exp43433)". Erowid.org. Jul 2, 2007. erowid.org/exp/43433

 
DOSE:
  oral Erythrina mulungu (tea)
BODY WEIGHT: 70 kg
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
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