smoke or make a cup of tea or boil in water and drink
Mandrake has one of the deepest, richest histories with providing medicinal value, recreational value and magical value throughout history. Mandrake has not been rivaled by any other plant or herb in terms of history of use and value in culture throughout European folklore.
Mandrake technically comes in six different species, but the most relevant was M. officinarum. This species played the largest role when it came to hallucinogens throughout and before the Middle Ages.
Mandrake contains a good lot of tropane alkaloids hyoscyamine, scopolamine, atropine, cuscohygrine, and mandragorine
I ordered mandrake root from an online herb and spice store about a month ago due to the fact that I read in a text book that mandrake root had small halucinagetic effects. (Since I was young I have always had an interest in reseaching the effects and characteristics of different drugs.) So one night after having it in my room for about a week I desided to try it. I was alone and since I had nothing to do and it was late I figured I would give it a try. First I put the peices of mandrake root into a tea bag with some lobilia which is another herb, and some sugar. After heating it up I drank the whole glass then quickly made another one with the same amount of substance.
0.00: Nothing yet just have a weird taste in my mouth
0.15: I feel slightly different but nothing that is really noticeable.
0:30: Went to get something to eat from the local store. When I went outside I noticed that the street lights and sky seemed a little (very little) different.
0.45: After eating I watched tv. Felt very little. Almost nothing
After an hour of taking the first two doses I desided to try just putting the mandrake root in a glass with no tea bag or sugar or lobelia. I mix a very potent glass of hot water and mandrake and let it brew.
0.00: Feel hot from the drink
0:15: Starting to feel mild euphoria so I lay down.
0:30: I am watching my light in my room which seems to be getting brighter and darker as I look at it. Its sort of going in repetitions.
0:35: I put on some Doors and listen to the music, I start to feel energetic and euphoric. A couple of minutes later I stand up and start moving to the music.
0.45: I am dancing to the music and I am having a great time. It is 2.00 o-clock in the morning yet I have lots of energy. I also notice that when I close my eyes I can vividly see lights and sparkles, you know those things you see when you squint really hard. I also have an extreamly vivid imagination. I start to sing the music.
1:00: I make a second glass of the mandrake tea and drink it down fast. Some of the hot water spills on me but I am too distracted to really feel it. I also want to keep my eyes closed and continued to listen to the music.
1.15: Now I am really feeling the music. I am singing with the Doors CD and I am actually feeling like I am Jim Morrison. I do all the movements and lyrics and really feel like I am singing in a concert. My eyes have been closed for more then 20 min now and I can picture the theater.
1:30 I continue to sing until my friends come home and knock on my door, opening my eyes and bringing me back to my room. I go to the door and tell them what I have been doing.
1:40: When they go back to their room I put the music back on and finish the CD. When the last song comes on “The End” I am so into it I can feel my body tingling and my singing is going perfectly in tune with the music. I love it.
2.00. I turn off the music and come to see the my CD player light seems to be moving, its growing bigger and smaller as I move my head back and forth. This is so cool I cant belive it. I watch this for about two min and go to bed.
The next morning I woke up with a bad taste in my mouth. I look at the clock and see it 1.00 in the afternoon. m30-50 gras Mandrake put me in a delusional state of happiness and illusions, and then put me in a deep deep sleep. Overall it was good and I would definatly try it again.