[top]Introduction to Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds are LSA
-containing seeds of one of many different strains of the plant Argyreia nervosa. Their effects are comparable to those of other classical psychedelics, but are distinctive for a relatively high incidence of certain side effects
, especially nausea and vomiting. In contrast with the LSA-containing Morning Glory
, wherein several hundred seeds are necessary to precipitate a psychedelic
trip, Hawaiian Baby Woodrose causes psychedelic effects with ingestion of as little as 10 seeds or less, depending on the strain in question. Some users remove the skin of the seeds before ingestion due to a belief that this will remove certain cyanide-containing compounds that cause nausea, but in practice this may provide little or no relief.
[top]Using Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
[top]Ways of administration
[top]Effects of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
Increase in empathy
Enhancement of taste
Enhancement of music
Peak effects delayed by ~3 hours following ingestion
Reduced sweating may disrupt homeostasis
Unwanted or overwhelming thoughts or insights
Loss of balance/distortion of spatial perceptions the day after
[top]Combinations with Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
[top]Different Uses for Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
seed pods contain 4-6 seeds. Seeds are removed from pods and fungus-like coating is scraped or flamed off (its recommended to scrape as much as possible and flaming the rest, as the coating can be thick and it's easy to end up turning the whole seed into a chunk of carbon if you just flame it). 4-8 seeds are chewed on an empty stomach (to minimize nausea). Seeds sold commercially are generally already removed from the pods. The seeds themselves resemble small chocolate chips, but are hard as rocks and have the coating mentioned above.
Nausea can be lessened by ingesting one or two dramamine 30 minutes to one hour before ingesting the HBW seeds. More dramamine can be taken after the nausea sets in, however, dramamine can be a DANGEROUS drug
in high doses and its synergistic effects with LSA are unknown. Exceeding the recommended dosage given on the dramamine box is probably a pretty stupid thing to do under any circumstances.
If dramamine is not used, inducing vomiting when nausea starts will provide relief but effects will continue. You can also grind and soak the seeds in water, then strain them out and drink the water. If ground seeds are used, make sure they are fresh ground.
[top]The dangers of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
These are the dangers common to all psychedelic drugs:
When on a psychedelic drug, it is easier to accidentally injure yourself. Also because of the disorientating and potentially delusion inspiring nature of the experience, you could be lead to inflict harm on others or yourself. People have fallen off rooftops, run into traffic, attempted to throw people off rooftops as 'sacrifices', drowned, and so on. The best way of protecting against this is to have a friend with you who is sober to look after you and handle any negative situation that might arise.
A bad trip
is a negative psychedelic experience. It can range from a mildly negative feeling of anxiety/discomfort, to full-blown psychosis. Bad trips
usually ruin a psychedelic experience for the tripper and everyone else. Most bad trips are manageable, just very uncomfortable and difficult. Some are extreme and unmanageable though. It's not uncommon for a bad trip to result in lingering psychological issues. Usually just a few days of negative emotions and anxiety. Sometimes, however, a week or so of serious anxiety, destabilized mental state and impaired functioning is possible. On very rare occasions, a month or two of severely diminished functioning, traumatized mental state, depression & crippling anxiety can occur. More information on bad trips can be found here
. The best way of avoiding a bad trip is having the correct set and setting.
Psychedelics are believed by researchers not to cause permanent psychosis, however they could trigger a latent mental illness in someone who was already predisposed to it, or make existing mental illnesses worse. If there is a history of mental illness in your family, you are more likely to be predisposed. Everyone is at some risk, however.
PTSD, anxiety disorder, depression & depersonalization.
There are anecdotal reports of the trauma inflicted by some bad trips leading to depression and anxiety which while usually temporary, could potentially develop into lasting disorders. While no different to the potential of any traumatic event to cause lasting disorders, nonetheless this is a danger of psychedelic drug use.
[top]False Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
There have been cases of seeds being passed off as genuine Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds.
These seeds are often of the same Argyreia species, but do not have the properties of true Hawaiian Baby Woodrose.
Here are some pictures of real and false Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds:
Numbers 1 and 2 are of the true Argyreia nervosa of Hawaiian origin. Note the large hilum to one side, the two flat sides of the seed, and the whitish membrane which adheres to the surface.
Numbers 3 and 4 appear to be other Argyreia species, of other origin. In form they resemble A. nervosa, but have smaller hilums and the seed coat is distinctly smoother. These Argyreia species should not be called "Hawaiian" Baby Woodrose, as they are not of Hawaiian origin.
Number 5 is Thespesia populnea, passed off as A. nervosa by a Hawaiian seller.
Number 6 is some other species that was passed off as Argyreia nervosa in the year 2000. Note the roundness, smooth seed surface, lighter color, and tiny hilum at the seed tip. This species has also been called Argyreia speciosa, and usually comes from India.
Number 7 is some other Argyreia species, Hawaiian origin. Note dense hairs on the surface.
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