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While some psychonauts eat Morning Glory seeds right out of the bag, others grind the seeds first and have them soak in water for about half an hour. Afterwards, you can put the mix through a filter and drink it.

Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor) 10 grams

  • The Morning Glory flower has a long history of being used as a powerful hallucinogenic. It contains the natural tryptamine Lysergic Acid Amide which has a similar affect as LSD. The mind-altering Morning Glory trip can last up to 10 hours so prepare accordingly. Since consuming Morning Glory usually causes nausea and an upset stomach it’s best not to eat several hours before you take it.

    Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor) 10 grams

    Morning Glory Seeds: For Some Psychonauts An Alternative To LSD

    The seeds of the Morning Glory flower contain the naturally occurring tryptamine Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA) which is closely related to LSD. The LSA in Morning Glory induces strong psychedelic effects that can range from quiet and introspective to spectacularly trippy. Be aware that consuming Morning Glory seeds can’t just make for a powerful mind-altering trip. The seeds normally cause nausea and other undesired physical effects so it’s recommended that you eat them on an empty stomach.

    HOW TO USE MORNING GLORY SEEDS

    The Morning Glory seeds can induce powerful trips but the experience will most-often be preceded by some type of nausea. This is why it can be best to consume the seeds on a relatively empty stomach. Don’t eat anything or just very little about 4-6 hours before you take the seeds. The Morning Glory trip can be very powerful and long-lasting, up to 10 hours depending on your dosage.

    A light dosage of Morning Glory is anywhere from 1.5-3 grams, which is about 50-100 seeds. A medium-strength dosage is 3-6 grams or 100-250 Morning Glory seeds. For a strong dose, take up to 400 seeds which would be 10 grams respective.

    While some psychonauts eat Morning Glory seeds right out of the bag, others grind the seeds first and have them soak in water for about half an hour. Afterwards, you can put the mix through a filter and drink it.

    Some say that the negative effect of consuming Morning Glory can be reduced by keeping the seeds in water for 3-4 days while removing the white substance that will form and changing the water frequently.

    – The Morning Glory trip can be very strong and long-lasting, so plan ahead when you take them. The trip can easily last up to 10 hours.
    – Don’t drive or operate machinery
    – Don’t take if you suffer from depression, anxiety or similar psychological problems.
    – Don’t take LSA together with alcohol or MAO inhibitors.

    Contains: Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor) 10 Grams

    Morning glory seeds
    – Individuals currently in the midst of emotional or psychological upheaval in their everyday lives should be careful about choosing to use psychedelics such as morning glory seeds as they can trigger even more turmoil.

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    What is Morning Glory?

    The seeds of several varieties of Morning glory (Ipomoea violacea) contain a naturally occurring tryptamine called Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA), which is closely related to LSD. Seeds are taken orally and can be eaten whole or the active alkaloids can be extracted.

    Like LSD, LSA acts as a “psychedelic” or “hallucinogen” which can have strong mental effects.

    History

    The Zapotecs used Ipomoea violacea by grinding the seeds up and wrapping them in a meal cloth. They would then soak it in cold water and find out about the illness of a patient, a troublemaker among the people, or the location of a lost object. Morning glory seeds called tlitlitzin were used ritually by the Aztec for their psychoactive properties. Spanish chroniclers in the mid 16th century reported on the divinatory use of these seeds. Their use has continued in southern Mexico, although it wasn’t until about 1900 that tlitlitzin was identified botanically as Morning glory.

    Botanical

    Morning glory is a member of the Convolvulaceae family which also includes the Baby Hawaiian woodrose. Common morning glory is a garden escape; it is native to Mexico or Central America. Now its grown around the world, favouring tropical warm temperate climates.

    It is a vine with stems of 4-10 feet long, with flowers in pink, purple, blue or white (or combinations). Its flowering time is from July until October.

    Chemistry

    Active constituent: d-lysergic acid amide. The seeds contain about 0.1% ergot alkaloids, including ergometrine, chanoclavine and lysergol.

    Effects of Morning Glory

    LSD like experience that lasts about 6 hours, but with less hallucinogenic effects. Nausea is common even with untreated seeds. Less anxiety, less intensity than LSD in normal doses.

    Because use is oral, onset is affected by the last food that was ingested. On a relatively empty stomach, the onset of effects is about an hour after ingestion, although it can be many hours before peak effects are reached.

    Primary effects last 6-10 hours when seeds are taken orally. It also takes a couple of hours before being completely back to normal again.

    Medical use

    A root tea was used by Native Americans as a diuretic, laxative, expectorant and for coughs. A powered tea of the leaves for headaches and indigestion. As far as we know, Morning glory nowadays is not commonly used as a medicine.

    Varieties

    The most common active Morning glory variety is Heavenly blue, others are Pearly gates, Flying saucers, Wedding bells, Blue star, and Summer skies. Although Heavenly blue is the strongest variety it is widely available, while the other variants are harder to come by.

    Comparing the seeds of the morning glory varieties Pearly Gates and Heavenly Blue with two varieties of Hawaiian Baby woodrose, the following yield of alkaloids (mg of alkaloid/g of seed material) has been found:

    • Heavenly Blue: 0.813
    • Pearly Gates: 0.423
    • Ipomoea tuberosa: [None]
    • Argyreia nervosa: 3.050

    Ololiuqhui (Rivea corymbosa or Turbina corymbosa) is another variety and not a synonym. Ololiuhqui is the least known hallucinogen in the outside world, yet it is perhaps the best known and most widely used among the indigenous people of Mexico. Very small doses are required and it is strongly recommended that only experienced persons use ololiuqhui.

    Morning Glory Usage

    How to dose morning glory seeds (according to Erowid):

    Light 50-100 seeds 1.5-3 grams
    Medium 100-250 seeds 3-6 grams
    Strong 250-400 seeds 6-10 grams
    Heavy 400+ seeds 10+ grams

    The seeds can be ingested as follows:

    – thoroughly chew and swallow

    – grind and soak in purified water for 1/2 hour, strain and drink

    – sprout by soaking in purified water for 3-4 days (change the water often), after which the white mushy part is removed from the shell and eaten. This is probably the best method for avoiding side effects, although there is enough reason to believe sprouting the seeds lessens their effectiveness.

    The flowers of the Morning glory may be steeped in purified water for a week or two to produce a mildly alcoholic wine with a distinctively pleasant flavour and a very mild psychedelic effect, on account of hemp. Once again herbs and/or honey can be added to enhance the taste.

    You must use cold purified water for these processes. Tap water contains chemicals that break down the desired alkaloids. Hot water also does this.

    Warnings

    Should not be taken by people with a history of liver disorders or hepatitis. Should not be taken by pregnant women. Individuals can respond differently to the same dosage. What is safe for one can be deadly for another. So please be careful, never overdose. Best is to have someone with experience with you who can act as a sitter and watch over you.

    Contraindications

    – Do not operate heavy machinery. Do Not Drive.

    – Do not ingest morning glory seeds if you are currently taking an MAOI. MAOIs are most commonly found in the prescription anti-depressants Nardil (phenelzine), Parnate (tranylcypromine), Marplan (isocarboxazid), Eldepryl (l-deprenyl), and Aurorex or Manerix (moclobemide). Ayahuasca also contains MAOIs (harmine and harmaline). Morning glory seeds (LSA) and MAOIs are a potentially dangerous combination. Check with your doctor if you are not sure whether your prescription medication is an MAOI.

    – Do not use morning glory seeds when pregnant. LSA is closely related to LSD which is a uterine contractor that can increase the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.

    – Individuals currently in the midst of emotional or psychological upheaval in their everyday lives should be careful about choosing to use psychedelics such as morning glory seeds as they can trigger even more turmoil.

    – Individuals with a family history of schizophrenia or early onset mental illness should be extremely careful as psychedelics have been known to trigger latent psychological and mental problems.

    Growing

    Although this species is a perennial it is usually cultivated as an annual. Morning glories thrive in a strong, well-drained soil in a sunny site with plenty of water, but they will do well almost anywhere. The seeds have a hard seed coat and should be nicked or soaked for two hours in warm water before sowing. If the seeds are nicked and soaked, the vines will generally flower 6 weeks after sowing.

    The seeds should be planted 0.25 to 0.5 inch deep and not less than 6 inches apart. This species tends to run on vine unless the roots are cramped. This may be done by standing the vines in pots and allowing them to become slightly potbound before setting them out. Although morning glories like a lot of water, if the roots are kept damp constantly, the vines will produce few flowers and they will set very little seed. Various methods have been devised to increase the alkaloid content of the seeds by altering the soil chemistry and using hormones. An interesting account of these methods is found in the book Home Grown Highs by Mary Jane Superweed.

    Harvesting: The seeds may be gathered as the pods become brown and dry. Immature seeds are more bitter than ripe ones. It has been reported that immature seeds contain more alkaloids, but this has not been confirmed. The stem and leaves contain some alkaloid. However, because they contain purgative principles, this part of the plant is used only in extraction. If used, pick fresh and dry quickly without heat.

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