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Drug info - Mescal Seeds (Texas Mountain Laurel)

Discussion in 'Ethnobotanicals' started by killnon2, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. killnon2

    killnon2 Newbie

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    Hello! This is my first post here. I'm happy to be a part of this community now! Anyway, I know that this plant is toxic. I also know that Indians used to use them for spritual purposes. I'm thinking about eating just half a bean, the inside part. What will happen? A whole bean would kill me right? Pleass don't just say "it will kill you dont't even try half" because if Indians tried it and lived, my walrus can too.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Jasim

    Jasim Gold Member

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    First of all, to be clear we are discussing Sophora secundiflora correct?

    Please search the forums before posting a new thread. There are already threads in the forum regarding Sophora secundiflora. Here are a couple:

    sophora secundiflora

    Mezcal/Mescal info plz

    From this second thread, this post by Benga in particular contains some good information: http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=668896&postcount=9

    The following is taken from: [noparse]http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/golden_guide/g91-100.shtml[/noparse]
    It's my opinion that experimenting with Sophora secundiflora is akin to experimenting with the nightshades. This is a poison with psychoactive properties. Use extreme caution.

    Also, to be clear: Mescaline (and their respective cacti), Mezcal, and Mescal Beans all refer to different things.
     
  3. killnon2

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    I have already seen the other posts, and I realise that they are not the same things. What are the effects? Erowid is not very clear. Is half a bean enough? I am a careful man

    killnon2 added 13 Minutes and 33 Seconds later...

    Sorry for the double post, but I would like someone to tell me how to ingest it and has anyone had any experiences with it? I've already read Erowid
     
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  4. Jasim

    Jasim Gold Member

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    Stop self-incriminating.

    Since you've already seen the other posts I linked to, you must already be aware of the following:

    1. Use of Sophora secundiflora by native Americans as a drug is highly disputed.
    2. The known active chemical in Sophora secundiflora is cytisine which is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist and has effects similar to nicotine.

    In fact, the excerpt I posted above says "The alkaloid cytisine is present in the beans. It causes nausea, convulsions, and death from asphyxiation through its depressive action on the diaphragm." Sounds just like an acetylcholine receptor agonist.

    EDIT: Due to the fact that the historical use of Sophora secundiflora as a drug is debatable, there is no dosage information as far as I know. If someone were to attempt an experiment with this drug, I would highly recommend caution. Start with a very low dose and slowly work one's way up. Alkaloidal content could vary dramatically from one bean to the next. Cholinergic drugs are poisons. This is the same class of pharmacological agents as the deadly nightshades.
     
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  5. sweetleaf64

    sweetleaf64 Silver Member

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    Does anybody else have any new information to add on this plant?

    I'm wondering if there is a name for the drink that the indians would make with the beans? There has to be a relatively safe way to consume these beans or else the indians wouldn't have done it for as long as they did.

    Maybe boiling it extracts the actives and leaves the cytisine in the beans?

    Let me make it clear that I will not attempt any experiments with these beans until further information is uncovered. It is nonetheless extremely intresting.
     
  6. PowerfulMedicine

    PowerfulMedicine Silver Member

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    Nightshades contain muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists. Cytisine is a nicotinic actelycholine receptor agonist. So it is kind of opposite of nightshade alkaloids (but not quite). It is more similar to muscarine.

    The antidote to muscarine is atropine.

    Some kind of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist could likely act as an antidote to cytisine, but they are harder to obtain and are generally dangerous.
     
  7. al-k-mist

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    I think this is silly
    OP says what are the effects, then asks how to injest it and if anyone has experience
    I dont think its self incrimination, just self destruction, as its not a crime, afaik.
    Datura, henbane, hemlock, etc are all POISONS, used by experienced shamans.
    I do not know the facts about what I am going to say, totally, so some is conjecture
    Witches on broomsticks: this image comes from the curanderas(SP) who used to put datura, hemlock, uh...a couple other plants, and take the oils, rub themon a broom stick, and proceed to insert this into their vagina to absorb. But we dont know HOW MUCH, or if some other inactive plant was used to counteract certain unwanted side effects
    But they would be dazed for daze, just FLYING, (look up flying ointment)
    So there may be an admixture they took, or even something that was a regular part of their diet, that counteracted the bad shit
    Study long and hard before you attempt such a thing. There are numerous things one can use to "get high" or "trip", but these are shamanic tools. Ever wonder why everyone in town didnt do it
    No disrespect, jasim, for disagreeing with you about SI
     
  8. Ghetto_Chem

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    al-k-mist,

    Just wanted to let ya know that Jasim said that to him back in a time where people had to avoid Self Incrim not only in Drug Creation threads and posts but every thread and post that involved substances. This was eventually found to be pointless as most prosecuters aren't going to go searching forums for what substances someone took or takes.

    As for this thread, really not sure about this substance. Sounds like it could possibly be effective but as happened to the North American Indians, overdose seems quite possible with such a close ED to LD.

    -GC
     
  9. max98

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    Do not even try a mountain laurel seed. I ate just a little
    Bit more than half a bean and almost died. I threw up and felt like shit for a few hours and also did not get high or hilusinate.
     
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