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Do not use Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are pregnant as it can cause uterine contractions, so you could lose your baby.

Hawaiian baby woodrose Category: Hallucinogens

Also called: argyreia nervosa, lysergamide, elephant creeper, trip C, purple ohms, trip, E, happy caps, dionysus, BC2.

How it’s used

Hawaiian baby woodrose is a climbing vine with large furry seeds which grow in pods. The seeds are light brown or tan in colour and contain a powerful hallucinogen LSA (lysergic acid amide), similar to LSD. You can be swallow them whole or crush them and mix with hot water to make a tea. These seeds have long been used in religious ceremonies in Hawaii and parts of South America.

Short-term effects

  • Effects begin after an hour and typically last for 4-8 hours
  • Your perceptions of time, sounds and vision change
  • Euphoria – extreme happiness
  • Extreme tiredness

Long-term effects

  • Flashbacks
  • You risk psychological disturbance if you use heavily
  • Indifference and apathy
  • Decreased psychomotor activity
  • You may feel like you’re sinking into nothingness
  • Tiredness, desire to sleep
  • Feelings of unreality

Other dangers

Overdose of Hawaiian baby woodrose may cause a psychotic episode

If you are pregnant

Do not use Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are pregnant as it can cause uterine contractions, so you could lose your baby.

Addictive

You can’t become physically addicted and there is a very low risk of psychological dependency.

Withdrawal

No withdrawal symptoms

How long does it stay in your system?

No urine test for this yet

What help is available?

  • Self-help support such as Narcotics Anonymous
  • Counselling or psychotherapy
  • Complementary therapies, such as acupuncture
  • Support from your doctor
  • Res >

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Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a brain chemical called serotonin. Some medications for depression also increase the brain chemical serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with these medications for depression might increase serotonin too much and cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking medications for depression.
Some of these medications for depression include fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), and others.

HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Argyreia nervosa, Argyreia speciosa, Baby Hawaiian Woodrose, Baby Woodrose, Bidhara, Convolvulus nervosus, Convolvulus speciosus, Elephant Climber, Elephant Creeper, Lettsomia nervosa, Liane d’Argent, Rose des Bois, Silver-Morning-Glory, Vidhara, Vriddadaru, Vridhadaru, Wood-Rose, Woolly Morning Glory.

Overview Information

Hawaiian baby woodrose is an ornamental plant that is related to the morning glory plant. It grows in Florida, California, and Hawaii. The seeds are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, Hawaiian baby woodrose is used for pain relief and causing sweating.

But its more famous use is as a hallucinogen. Internet sellers promote Hawaiian baby woodrose as a “natural LSD.” The hallucinatory effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose are similar to alcohol intoxication with psychedelic visual effects such as enhanced colors. The effects last 6-8 hours.

How does it work?

There isn’t enough information to know how Hawaiian baby woodrose works as a medicine.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Pain relief.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Hawaiian baby woodrose for these uses.

Side Effects & Safety

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It is UNSAFE for anyone to use Hawaiian baby woodrose, but people with the following conditions are especially likely to experience unwanted side effects.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don’t use it.

Mental illness: Hawaiian baby woodrose has effects similar to the hallucinogen LSD. There is a concern that people with psychotic tendencies might have more severe reactions to using it.

Surgery: Hawaiian baby woodrose might affect levels of a brain chemical called serotonin. Because serotonin has powerful effects on the central nervous system and blood vessels, there are concerns that Hawaiian baby woodrose might interfere with surgery. Stop using Hawaiian baby woodrose at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions ?

Major Interaction

Do not take this combination

Medications for depression (Antidepressant drugs) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a brain chemical called serotonin. Some medications for depression also increase the brain chemical serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with these medications for depression might increase serotonin too much and cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking medications for depression.
Some of these medications for depression include fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), and others.

Medications for depression (MAOIs) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a chemical in the brain. This chemical is called serotonin. Some medications used for depression also increase serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose with these medications used for depression might cause there to be too much serotonin. This could cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety.
Some of these medications used for depression include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others.

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

Clozapine (Clozaril) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Clozapine (Clozaril) affects the brain. Hawaiian baby woodrose also affects the brain. Taking clozapine (Clozaril) along with Hawaiian baby woodrose might decrease the effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose.

Cyproheptadine interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Cyproheptadine can affect the brain. Hawaiian baby woodrose might also affect the brain. But cyproheptadine affects the brain differently than Hawaiian baby woodrose. Taking cyproheptadine along with Hawaiian baby woodrose might decrease the effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose.

Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, and others) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Hawaiian baby woodrose can affect a brain chemical called serotonin. Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) can also affect serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) might cause too much serotonin in the brain and serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, and others).

Meperidine (Demerol) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Meperidine (Demerol) can also increase serotonin in the brain. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with meperidine (Demerol) might cause too much serotonin in the brain and serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety.

Pentazocine (Talwin) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a brain chemical called serotonin. Pentazocine (Talwin) also increases serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with pentazocine (Talwin) might increase serotonin too much. This could cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking pentazocine (Talwin).

Risperidone (Risperdal) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Taking risperidone (Risperdal) along with Hawaiian baby woodrose might decrease the effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose.

Tramadol (Ultram) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

Tramadol (Ultram) can affect a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Hawaiian baby woodrose can also affect serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with tramadol (Ultram) might cause too much serotonin in the brain and side effects including confusion, shivering, stiff muscles, and other side effects.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Hawaiian baby woodrose depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Hawaiian baby woodrose. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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