But before you go following in his footsteps and popping Morning Glory like it’s sunflower seeds, there are some crucial differences between LSA and LSD that are important to know going into it.
People who have tried LSA for themselves expand on their experiences on BlueLight, a drug forum. One poster wrote “You’ll find LSA just really puts you in that drealike state with a slightly introspective mindset. LSD completely blows that open in my opinion, LSA is comparable to a real low dose of acid with nausea.”
Morning Glory Seeds Get You High Because They Contain LSA
The average gardener may not know that they’re actually burying seeds that contain a potent alternative to LSD. It’s known as “D-lysergic acid amide” (that’s LSA to you) and it’s what’s known as a precursor chemical to LSD. LSA induces psychedelic effects not too dissimilar from that trippy drug you already know and love.
She said she was reminded of a previous acid trip, a comparison in line with what the forums on BlueLight had to say.
Unlike it’s more refined cousin, LSA can trigger a high degree of discomfort in the user. That discomfort can come in the form of cramping, extreme nausea, other stomach pains, and even vomiting. It’s an unpleasant slew of experiences to be confronted with when all you’re looking for is a good trip.
Anyone that’s watched Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show knows about Ayahuasca and the powerful effects this psychedelic plant can bring. This vine, which is native to South America, is cut down and then made into a tea. It’s then used to provide people with spiritual guidance, that will help provide a better understanding of themselves and the universe. It’s been said that it’s much like your life flashing before your eyes, while others have only been taken back to their childhood.
The spice that is a friend to bakers everywhere can also provide for a legal high that will bring a sense of euphoria to those who use it as such. To get the high from nutmeg the seeds of the plant just need to be eaten, but the side effects prevent many people from doing so. Severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues such as bloating are known to occur after eating nutmeg seeds. It can also cause extreme tiredness, even after a person has slept soundly through the night; but it can also cause insomnia.
Peyote is a low-growing plant that looks very much like a mushroom. But it’s actually a cactus and there’s only one place to find it – in the Chihuahuan Desert that covers part of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico.
Morning Glory is so prevalent throughout the world that many gardeners find it to be one of the most annoying weeds that can quickly overtake their space. But after chewing them, the seeds of this plant can provide for some serious hallucinations. To make these hallucinations even more intense, Morning Glory seeds can be soaked and then crushed into a paste. Some wait until the seeds have sprouted after soaking, as it’s said that this will increase the high and bring on more hallucinations. While Morning Glory and its seeds are legal in most parts of the world including the U.S. and U.K., extracting the LSA that causes the high from them is illegal in these same parts of the world.
While it’s often used as part of rituals for the Amazonian people, there have been some deaths reported with its use. Namely due to the fact that some undergo serious psychological distress while under the influence of the drug. Vomiting and diarrhea are common, particularly immediately after taking the drug, and the shamans that administer it claim that this is the purging of negative energies.
Even though it is not considered to be an addictive plant, it is illegal for use in the United States with the exception of ritual use by the Native Americans. It is legal in both Canada and the U.K., but can be harder to find in these parts of the world. Side effects are most often nausea and vomiting.
Betel nut may seem fairly innocuous, as the leaves of this psychedelic plant are simply wrapped around the nut (or seed) with a pellet of slaked lime and chewed. Doing so will cause the user to feel euphoria and other sensations, similar to cannabis. The plant is most popular in places such as India, Thailand and Malaysia, and it’s known to be the fourth most addictive drug in the world. Those who use it regularly typically have lips and teeth that are stained in a red color. But aside from being addictive, this plant has been linked to multiple types of cancer, including that of the mouth and esophageal.
Unwashed poppy pods, straw (the pods and stems), and/or seeds are used to create poppy seed tea, which gives an opioid high. The dried pods or straw are ground into a powder and steeped in water. This is a popular way to extract opioids from the poppy.
Research has shown it is possible to create a lethal dose of morphine in poppy seed tea brewed at home. Because it is almost impossible to tell what the concentration of the active drugs might be in any one crop of poppy pods or poppy seeds, it is impossible to control the amount of the drug enough to avoid overdose.
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Poppy Seed Tea Dangers
Additionally, people metabolize the poppy seed differently. One study gave poppy seeds to volunteers, and there was a big variation in how much codeine and morphine were excreted in their urine.
Eating poppy seeds has, in fact, caused individuals to fail urine drug screenings. In the past, even modest amounts of poppy seeds have caused people to test positive for morphine, one of the opioids contained in the poppy.
Opioids suppress the respiratory system, which can lead to death by respiratory arrest after an overdose of the drug. If someone you care about experiences the following symptoms of opioid overdose, call 911 immediately and stay with the person. Paramedics carry a medication called Narcan (naloxone) that can counter the effects of an opiate overdose.
Poppy seeds used in food preparation are washed, which removes up to 90% of the opioids. The seeds, stems, and pods sold to make poppy seed tea are unwashed. Poppy seeds are not created equal, and everyone processes them differently. Poppy seeds can vary in their concentrations of codeine and morphine, meaning that the strength of the tea made by one crop of seed can be quite different from another.