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Smoking 'Shanin'
Petunia
by user
Citation:   user. "Smoking 'Shanin': An Experience with Petunia (exp44694)". Erowid.org. Jan 13, 2022. erowid.org/exp/44694

 
DOSE:
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1 cig. smoked Petunia (flowers)
  T+ 0:10 1 cig. smoked Petunia (flowers)
  T+ 0:30 1 cig. smoked Petunia (flowers)
  T+ 1:00 1 cig. smoked Petunia (flowers)

BODY WEIGHT: 65 kg



I found some Petunia Violacea ('Shanin') for sale on the internet. The shop was offering plant material, flowers or resin. I ordered 1/2 ounce of flowers. I received a mix of white and purple dried flowers. They smell rather good, not very strong. I cut some flowers into bits with scissors in order to roll cigarettes.

The smoke of flowers is light and hot and burns a little the tongue. The taste is pleasurable (at least for me). It reminds me of tobacco : feeling on the tongue, and the taste has something common with a mild cigar, but it is not the same thing. It reminds me also a bit of wild dagga flowers (nor surprising : both are flower petals).

The effects come quick. I start feeling them after only 2 or 3 puffs. At the end of the cigarette, I feel some body buzz, I got a feeling of having an enhanced vision (which is only a feeling, and is given to me by most of the psychoactives). I feel calm, but not sedated. I roll and smoke a second cigarette. The buzz becomes stronger. I feel near of experiencing vertigo, but it doesn't last. My body feels heavy and I believe that my balance is impaired. But soon, I stand up and move without any balance or coordination problems. No modification of my heartbeat. I'm sweating a bit, but as the weather is hot I guess there's nothing special about it. The effects have something common with tobacco, but cleaner and with the body effects of Cannabis and maybe of a very very low dose of LSA seeds. The high seems to be almost totally at a physical level. As the peak lasted only 10 minutes, I roll and smoke a 3rd cigarette. The peak doesn't return, but the buzz remains. Later, I smoked a 4th one without great effects.

The strongest peak was when I finished to smoke the 2nd cigarette. It lasted something like 10 minutes or less. The effects slowly faded away less than 30 minutes after having smoked the last one.

I had no after effects or adverse effects of any kind. After the come down, I felt clean, not tired, and maybe a little excited.
After the come down, I felt clean, not tired, and maybe a little excited.
I had a little delay before falling asleep, but it can be because of the heat more than because of having smoked Petunia. Then I smoked a little MJ stick which seem to bring back the Petunia effect, in a very light way.

My mind was just a little foggy, without the waves of thoughts and euphoria that smoking Cannabis produces. I felt rather normal. The effects were stronger than those of wild dagga flowers, but without the euphoria. In conclusion: Petunia Violacea gives a pleasurable smoking experience. The effects are almost totally at a physical level. The dried material for sale on the internet is outrageously expensive (true for wild dagga too). Though it can be considered as a pot substitute, it doesn't replace it: the mental effects are lacking.


Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 44694
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jan 13, 2022Views: 661
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