Thinning Out Your Physical Library?
If you have books or periodicals about drugs, contribute them to Erowid!
Your old books will find a good home in our library or for a supporter. [details]
Anti-Coffee for Fast People
Erythrina mulungu
Citation:   Jackl. "Anti-Coffee for Fast People: An Experience with Erythrina mulungu (exp93743)". Erowid.org. Dec 11, 2017. erowid.org/exp/93743

 
DOSE:
1 tsp oral Erythrina mulungu (tea)
BODY WEIGHT: 165 lb
I have a “fast” personality and have always been drawn to substances that slow me down. Most hypnotics either do not work as advertized or have some very bad side effects (addiction, tolerance, unpredictability, nausea, etc.).

When a friend recommended mulungu for my frequent insomnia I thought I’d try it out. I used the dosage she recommended, one heaping teaspoon in a cup of boiling water. I let it steep for 10 minutes and slowly drank the decanted liquid. It was late afternoon. After about 15 minutes I felt slightly drowsy and slowed down with a slight loss of balance. I closed my eyes and drifted off into a kind of trance-like sleep for about 20 minutes. The entire experience was quite pleasant. It took several hours for the sedating effect to completely leave.

I have repeated this procedure for about one month, drinking the mulungu tea about an hour before bedtime. It definitely helps me relax but does not guarantee sleep. Sometimes my active mind will just wait for its effects to dissipate. It seems like a good adjunct to other methods of relaxation. It does make me drowsy and I am careful to take it near bedtime or when I don’t have to do anything requiring alertness or motor control. So far I have not experienced any tolerance and am taking the same dose, one heaping teaspoon in one cup of boiling water.

Exp Year: 2011ExpID: 93743
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 67
Published: Dec 11, 2017Views: 3,234
[ View PDF (to print) ] [ View LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Swap Dark/Light ]
Erythrina mulungu (426) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Health Benefits (32), Alone (16)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports copyright Erowid.
TERMS OF USE: By accessing this page, you agree not to download, analyze, distill, reuse, digest, or feed into any AI-type system the report data without first contacting Erowid Center and receiving written permission.

Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the 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