helichrysum odoratissimum - imphepho

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helichrysum odoratissimum - imphepho -

Postby chrisnh » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:19 am

so, what's the deal with this stuff. i haven't seen much on it here or on erowid. i've read a little generic stuff on it's traditional uses, but what can realistically be expected. what's the best way to use it. i can reading that it was burned as an incense then the smoke is inhaled but would straight smoking be more effective? thanks for any info anyone has :)
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Postby teeko » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:31 am

i think its called IMPHEPHO.

Mild sedative when smoked, supposedly good for insomnia...so says google.
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Postby chrisnh » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:15 pm

thanks, but i was hoping someone had a little more personal experience with it. maybe a close friend or cat has tried it :)
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Postby dreamybunz » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:10 pm

chrisnh wrote:thanks, but i was hoping someone had a little more personal experience with it. maybe a close friend or cat has tried it :)


I don't think that I'd let my cat near it. However, having tried it myself, it's quite a satisfying smoke, though the Imphepho that I've tried was Helichrysum petiolare, but apparently all varieties are similar in effects. Those are a nice relaxing sedation, nothing overpowering or too sleepy, they last for about an hour or so and then tail off, but a boost every so often will keep the effects happening. I haven't smoked enough of it to know about tolerance, but there doesn't appear to be a hangover from it. It's definitely worth investigating if you want a nice relaxing smoke.
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Postby egor » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:14 am

Would you way its comparable to blue lotus as I've seen stated elsewhere?
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Postby dreamybunz » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:30 am

egor wrote:Would you way its comparable to blue lotus as I've seen stated elsewhere?


No, not at all. Imphepho has far more apparent effects when smoked on its own, I haven't tried making tea from it, and the effects are very different, Imphepho is primarily relaxing in its effects, whereas Blue lotus is more consciousness-influencing when used as a modifier. I'm surprised that anyone finds them to be similar.
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Postby replicant76 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:30 pm

i would compare it more to pedicularis or wild lettuce but quite a bit more profound in its effects!
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Re: helichrysum odoratissimum - imphepho -

Postby chrisnh » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:17 am

what's a normal dose for this stuff? it's pretty cheap $8 an ounce so i'm assuming it takes more than a few hits
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Postby replicant76 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:11 am

chrisnh wrote:what's a normal dose for this stuff? it's pretty cheap $8 an ounce so i'm assuming it takes more than a few hits


about 1 gram is good for smoke. i have tried upwards of 7 grams made into a tea with zero noticeable effect.
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Postby SwimDeeperAgain » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:36 am

Anyone know how the actives could be extracted? Sounds like a good addition to a smoking blend.
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