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Enjoyable and Interesting
Virola theidora (bark)
by reboot reality
Citation:   reboot reality. "Enjoyable and Interesting: An Experience with Virola theidora (bark) (exp73099)". Mar 6, 2009.

  oral Virola spp. (tea)


I've bought an ounce of Virola theidora shredded bark online three years ago. I've snorted some, smoked some and made a tea with very mild effects, then forgot about it.
Recently I remember that I had some that I powdered in order to try an alcohol extraction. I dont know how much was left, mabe 15 grams (?). I made a tea with all that was left.

I drank the resulting three cups over the course of one hour. Soon after having drunk the first one, I felt somehow drunk and happy and couldnt stop laughing. My mind was sped up and I was thinking about global conspiracies, media manipulation and so on. Things relate very easily and all was logical. I felt also stronger and self confident. I smoked pot, and it added to the experience.

I reboiled the powder and it produced a lighter red tea. I drank the three cups and it seemed to boost things a little. After a while, I was still happy and inebriated, just less high and I didnt laugh anymore, but still was feeling fine.

I was hungry, so I ate some cheese. Eating made me higher than ever before for 20 minutes. After that, I remembered that DMT (a main chemical of Epena) is not orally active. As it did produce a rather strong effect, I thought at that time that the bark either was not Epena or contained an MAOI, which could lead to problems with cheese.
My stomach was a bit upset, but that was all. I searched the web for info regarding the presence of a MAOI in Virola bark. The documents I found were unclear and I dont know if they were regarding Virola theidora or other species.

Except the bearable light stomach pain, I didnt feel ill effects. the peak lasted between one and two hours. After effects were very long lasting. The next day, I woke up hungover and very very happy, balanced and in a positive mood. I was depressed since a week, feeling weak and paranoid but the Epena cured it all. The hangover cleared during the day, but the well-being feeling remained. It took place two days ago, and I'm still feeling fine.

Having a rather strong high and persistant antidepressant effects was unexpected.

I ordered a large batch of crude bark and concentrated extract to research further with this great ally. I hope to have an entheogenic experience.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 73099
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Mar 6, 2009Views: 17,940
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