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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
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.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
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.egor wrote:Would you way its comparable to blue lotus as I've seen stated elsewhere?
about 1 gram is good for smoke. i have tried upwards of 7 grams made into a tea with zero noticeable effect.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