The LSA chemical was discovered by Albert Hoffman, who also discovered LSD, when he вЂ” you guessed it вЂ” chewed the seeds. ItвЂ™s classed as a Schedule III substance by the DEA, with a вЂњmoderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence.вЂќ Other drugs in the same classification family are codeine and ketamine, although the Morning Glory flower is much easier and much less sketchy to obtain.
People who have tried LSA for themselves expand on their experiences on BlueLight, a drug forum. One poster wrote вЂњYouвЂ™ll find LSA just really puts you in that drealike state with a slightly introspective mindset. LSD completely blows that open in my opinion, LSA is comparable to a real low dose of acid with nausea.вЂќ
The average gardener may not know that theyвЂ™re actually burying seeds that contain a potent alternative to LSD. ItвЂ™s known as вЂњD-lysergic acid amideвЂќ (thatвЂ™s LSA to you) and itвЂ™s whatвЂ™s known as a precursor chemical to LSD. LSA induces psychedelic effects not too dissimilar from that trippy drug you already know and love.
For the science community вЂ” as well as the community of those who practice native Central American religions вЂ” this isnвЂ™t exactly news.
One YouTube user took the opportunity to describe her own LSA process and trip in great detail. вЂњI started getting cramps behind my knees,вЂќ she said. She said the trip began roughly two hours after chewing the seeds and вЂњthings started the look like they were growing.вЂќ
But before you go following in his footsteps and popping Morning Glory like itвЂ™s sunflower seeds, there are some crucial differences between LSA and LSD that are important to know going into it.
Another reported that they took LSA with alcohol and had to be sent to the hospital. In May of 2016, a Boston teen was hospitalized after consuming morning glory seeds.
Unlike itвЂ™s more refined cousin, LSA can trigger a high degree of discomfort in the user. That discomfort can come in the form of cramping, extreme nausea, other stomach pains, and even vomiting. ItвЂ™s an unpleasant slew of experiences to be confronted with when all youвЂ™re looking for is a good trip.
Still, other users have reported more pleasant вЂ” or at least not unpleasant вЂ” experiences, often commenting on how the dosage and any other drugs taken at the same time can alter the effects. вЂњLSA is amazing. Very visual, very beautiful, very dreamy,вЂќ writes one user. вЂњWith LSAs I feel like having a strong body high and it can be pretty weird,вЂќ said another.
And why you maybe shouldn’t do it.
The seeds can be ingested as follows:
You must use cold purified water for these processes. Tap water contains chemicals that break down the desired alkaloids. Hot water also does this.
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.
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.
– 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
You can order Morning Glory seeds in our online smartshop 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?