Citation: Guardian144. "Mellow and Relaxed: An Experience with Damiana (exp86548)". Erowid.org. Sep 18, 2017. erowid.org/exp/86548
I had just freshly purchased a gram of damiana from a head shop along the beach, went home and promptly rolled it into a cigarette with a filter. The aroma of the damiana is pleasant, flowery and sweet, and smoking it is incredibly smooth and tasty. I stood outside and smoked through the joint like a champ, put it out, and waited a minute to feel something. I walked inside realizing my motor control was wavering, and sat down on the couch.
The effects were tingling and warming throughout my body, and my perception was altered. It felt like I was standing about a foot back in my head and looking out through my eyes. The effects became heavier about a few minutes later, and I was immediately floored, so I laid down on the couch and closed my eyes. The intensity of the euphoria made me feel like I was on a rollercoaster moving in all different directions. My perception in my head was about movement, where my direct thoughts were streaming on the right and left side of my view, only in what I could recognize as 8-bit animations. Everything I was thinking or worrying about was played back in view incredibly vividly.
My later experiences are based off of about 3-4 hits off a joint I had prepared. In milder doses, damiana is very relaxing and soothing. Experiences definitely differ from person to person. I had shared some with two close friends of mine while walking on the beach at night. One friend felt the same way I did, except he felt like he was sinking into the sand slowly. The other friend was giddy and happy, being particularly goofy and giggly. One thing for sure, it affected our vision and motor control, so driving under the influence was NOT an option.
Overall: Relaxing and mellowing. In larger doses, it can produce a heavier effect, resulting in a euphoria.
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