Jurema (Mimosa hostilis)Root bark, 50 g
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About Mimosa hostilis
Mimosa hostilis, also known as Mimosa tenuiflora or Jurema, is a perennial shrub native to the northeastern region of Brazil and found as far north as southern Mexico. It can grow up to 8 m (26 ft) tall and does most of its growing in its first five years, in which it can already reach 4–5 m (13–16 ft). The primary active ingredient in Mimosa hostilis is DMT (dimethyltryptamine). Our Mimosa hostilis root bark has a DMT content of about 1%.
The root bark of Mimosa hostilis has an interesting role in the history and present of psychedelic shamanism, and is widely used in the making of analogue ayahuasca (anahuasca). Anahuasca is the term used for any brew with similar psychopharmacology (one MAO-inhibiting plant, one DMT-bearing one) to ayahuasca.
Most DMT-containing plants would not be psychoactive when used on their own, because the DMT would be deactivated by your body's naturally occurring enzymes (MAO enzymes) before going to your bloodstream. The MAO-inhibiting component of ayahuasca changes that, and lets the DMT cross your blood-brain barrier. Mimosa hostilis is the only known DMT-containing plant that can also be used for an orally ingested brew that, without the aid of an MAO-inhibiting plant, induces visionary experiences similar to ayahuasca.
Effects of Mimosa hostilis
The effects of Mimosa hostilis have been compared to those of a low dose of LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. Users have reported changes in their perception of reality and various visions, often featuring themselves. When using Mimosa hostilis with an MAO-inhibiting plant these effects can be a lot stronger and longer in duration. Do not underestimate how overwhelming the experience can be and always start with a low dose if you are not yet familiar with anahuasca or psychedelics in general.
When you take anahuasca tea, it usually starts to have an effect around thirty minutes after you consume it. The visions you experience will usually peak at hour one, and last for anywhere from four to six hours.
How to use Mimosa hostilis
To make a psychoactive brew from Mimosa hostilis alone, place 30 grams (or, if you’re a beginner, 15 grams) of powdered root bark in 150 ml of cold water for an hour, and stir a couple of times. Filter out the Mimosa but keep the liquid, and repeat this process using the same powder. Then combine the two liquids, and drink them on an empty stomach.
To make anahuasca, Mimosa hostilis is usually powdered and made into a hot water infusion by boiling it from one and a half to four hours. In most anahuasca recipes, 5 grams is a low dose, 10 a normal dose, and 15 a high dose. This is drunk 15 to 60 minutes after taking a 3 to 4 gram preparation of Peganum harmala or 50 to 150 grams of Banisteriopsis caapi.
Store this product in a cool, dark place, out of children’s reach.
This product is not suitable for children, pregnant or nursing women, and people under 18 years of age. Consult your doctor before use if you are currently using any medication or if you have health complaints. It is not recommended to participate in traffic or to operate heavy machinery during and up to 24 hours after use.
When making anahuasca, be aware that you'll be using Mimosa hostilis in conjunction with an MAO-inhibiting plant like Peganum harmala or Banisteriopsis caapi. MAO inhibitors can be very dangerous when combined with certain foods or other psychoactives that are totally harmless when taken by themselves.
Don't take Mimosa hostilis by yourself and please take notice of the historical fact that anahuasca has been used safely in a ritual setting under the guidance of trained shamans. Even with good preparation, Mimosa hostilis may induce some side effects such as nausea and diarrhea.
This product is intended as a botanical specimen and is not suitable for human consumption. This text is written for informational purposes only and is based on research published by other external sources.
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