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A Nice Afternoon at the Office
Coleus Spp.
Citation:   Entheotologist. "A Nice Afternoon at the Office: An Experience with Coleus Spp. (exp97317)". Erowid.org. May 22, 2019. erowid.org/exp/97317

6 leaves buccal Coleus (fresh)
Coleus experiment: starting at 1:45pm.

I have this plant in my backyard, and I've experimented with it before, and found it to be a mild relaxant and visual stimulant. but here is today's go...

+0.00 - I rolled 6 freshly picked leaves 1-2 inches (rinsed off with water) into a quid and put it in my mouth. Carefully chewing it just enough to taste the bitter.
*I have straight eaten these before and they are quite bitter, initiates 'gag reflex protocol' even though I'm a psychonaut ;) *
+15min - I drove to work, started to feel a smile creep onto my face

+30min - (At work) I definitely feel calm, happy, so I turned on some psychill music while working.
+45min - Got up to get some water, can definitely see brightness increase in office lights and colors are more vivid! Not impeding my ability to work whatsoever, just more interesting and relaxing, haha.
+1hour - Feels like I am relaxing in a hot tub, warm and content, now this is how to spend an afternoon at the office!
+1hr15min - Coming down rapidly, seems to drift away as mysteriously as it came on, no negative side effects except slightly sad to see it go, haha. Swallowed quid with little discomfort.
+2hrs - Feeling of warmness returned, quid must have begun metabolizing, core temperature 'feels' higher.
+3hrs - completely down.

It is possible Coleus is a mild analgesic, I have a small canker sore, and the pain was gone during the peak experience.
Also noticed a feeling of warmness (possible body temperature increase) and a slight energy buzz. I seemed to feel cold when fully down, probably from feeling so warm and content and then noticing its absence.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 97317
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 23
Published: May 22, 2019Views: 1,173
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