Take a Survey on the use of Breathwork
for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or PTSD
Researchers at Johns Hopkins seek responses to an anonymous survey on breathwork. You can participate whether your breathwork experiences helped or not.
(Must be 18+) Take the Survey!
Increase in Effects with BP Rise
Syrian Rue & Cactus - T. pachanoi
by Mr Dreams-In-Pink
Citation:   Mr Dreams-In-Pink. "Increase in Effects with BP Rise: An Experience with Syrian Rue & Cactus - T. pachanoi (exp52981)". Erowid.org. Apr 25, 2007. erowid.org/exp/52981

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
36 g oral Cacti - T. pachanoi (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:00 1.5 g oral Syrian Rue (tea)
  T+ 0:30 9.0 g oral Cacti - T. pachanoi (powder / crystals)

BODY WEIGHT: 145 lb


[Erowid Note: Combining MAOIs with other psychoactive drugs carries serious medical risks and can result in extremely unpleasant side effects, overheating, nausea, confusion, heart problems, and even death. Please see Erowid's MAOI Vault]

Recently, AFOAF has been investigating the combination of MAOI and a mescaline containing cactus. The idea was to decrease the amount of powdered cactus consumed (The gas and bloating are uncomfortable) and maintain effects. And so the experiment....San Pedro was prepared from fresh cuttings, de-spined, peeled, subjected to 2 freeze/thaw cycles, and processed in a blender until smooth foam was obtained. Cactus foam was then dried in trays using fans and then powdered.

Refernce run:
Plain cactus: 36gm dried powdered San Pedro
BP 144/84, then 146/92 after 3 hours, slightly before peak effect
Dose was enough for mood elevation, color enhancement, and moderate visual distortions (marble floor tiles flowing). Musical enhancement.

Trial Run:
Cactus + Syrian Rue brew:
Syrian Rue 1.5gm dose.
San Pedro: 9GM of the same dried powdered San Pedro was consumed 1/2 hour after the 1.5gm Rue brew.
BP was measured at same time point and was 156/92.
There was marked activity from the 9gm dose, about equal to a 20-25gm dose without rue. Duration of effect may also have been prolonged a little bit.

Conclusions: It works for sure but there was a slight increase in BP. AFOAF would say it about doubles the effect at 1.5gm.

Further trials will be done

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 52981
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 25, 2007Views: 15,026
[ View as PDF (for printing) ] [ View as LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Switch Colors ]
Cacti - T. pachanoi (64), Syrian Rue (45) : Unknown Context (20), Health Problems (27), Preparation / Recipes (30), Retrospective / Summary (11), Combinations (3)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid and you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting Erowid Center and receiving permission first.
Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual 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