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No Euphoria, Sedation, or Relaxing Feeling
Leonotis leonurus
by dwarf axe
Citation:   dwarf axe. "No Euphoria, Sedation, or Relaxing Feeling: An Experience with Leonotis leonurus (exp96792)". Erowid.org. May 30, 2020. erowid.org/exp/96792

 
DOSE:
  smoked Leonotis leonurus (flowers)
    oral Leonotis leonurus (tea)

BODY WEIGHT: 145 lb


Overview: For the price of this stuff, it really is not worth it. No euphoria, sedation, relaxing feeling whatsoever, none. There is only a mild visual and audio disturbance present during the actual process of smoking and it is nothing to brag about. Head lights are annoying and cricket chirping is very loud, but that is it.

Received a 1oz bag of whole dried buds, which I removed all of the flowers and cleaned them of any green that I could.
I removed all of the flowers and cleaned them of any green that I could.
The 28grams or so was split into 4 sessions total 3 smoking using a simple metal pipe with a dime size bowl maybe an average thumb nail deep or more. The other was a tea, which was a bad idea. I have not smoked anything since I was about 19 so the initial puff was a little rough, but did not taste all that bad. A very long lasting after taste that did interfere with my desire to eat anything that did not have a strong taste of its own.

Each session was with 1 day in between.

Session one 1pm: 2.5 bowls: Nothing else was taken prior, orange flowers burned really fast and left a very fine and often sticky black mess that needed to be constantly adjusted.

T+3m: Felt a little clammy, extremely light head buzz that went away within seconds.

T+5m: Finished smoking, started to notice sounds were a bit more amplified like cars going down the street and vision was a little wavy, somewhat like a mirage where there were brighter lights.

T+10m: Red eyes, continued after taste, black powder all of my hands. All previous effects diminished to nothing.

Session two 11pm: 3 Bowls: Packed bowls, similar experience but mirage-like vision was substantially shorter in duration. Sounds were again interesting, but did not last long. Example: I could hear a crickets leg scraping against its own body.
Within seconds of each long hit the entire previous sensations would stop. Disappointing.

Session three 8pm: Boiled/steeped a substantial amount of flowers into a cup of water repeatedly: Resulted in a cup of almost pure dark fluid, barely visible light through a clear glass. Foulest drink ever, tasted worse than the after taste of smoking. Sugar made it worse. Finished the entire cup with absolutely zero effects. No sedation, no relaxation, nothing. Do not make this into a tea.

Session three 4pm: 8 tight bowls smoked with repeated refills of small amounts: Smoked this stuff as hard as possible over a 30 minute time frame with breaks only to clean the bowl, wash my hands and maybe change a song. Motorists with their lights on in the day time did annoy me during this time, but even that sensation quickly faded.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 96792
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 26 
Published: May 30, 2020Views: 693
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