I extracted about an ounce of sinicuichi in boiling water (boiled it for an hour or so, strained, boiled off the water; can't remember well since it was a while ago). It formed little resiny clumps. I left it for a while and eventually decided to smoke some, thinking it…
I extracted about an ounce of sinicuichi in boiling water (boiled it for an hour or so, strained, boiled off the water; can't remember well since it was a while ago). It formed little resiny clumps. I left it for a while and eventually decided to smoke some, thinking it was Calea zacatechichi (the label had come off and I keep them together). I wanted to dream well... Anyway, I realized my error after about 4-5 hits. I suppose the psychoactives in sinicuichi work much better at high concentrations, since I'd smoked the plain leaf before. The resin, unlike the plain leaf, smelled sort of similar to cannabis, but not too much.
Anyway, after about 10 minutes (felt like a long onset for inhalation, but that's fine) I started feeling high; the plateau (after about 30-40 minutes) felt similar to cannabis in terms of mood and slight euphoria and such. Very minor auditory hallucinations, primarily thinking I'm hearing (friendly) voices or a TV in the other room. However, the body effects were much different; I felt relatively normal physically, at least from the neck down. It actually made me concentrate somewhat more, though only about particular things (unlike the sort of euphoric apathy that I get from cannabis). I can't remember how long it lasted, but it was comparable to cannabis, maybe slightly shorter though.
Had no side-effects at all, except for increased appetite (though the food wasn't much tastier than normal like I always get with cannabis).
I tried it again a couple days later; this time I smoked another chunk of resin (not very much, but the same as the first time) and nothing much happened. I ate one of the chunks, and after 90 min. or so nothing happened. It is possible that I had some sort of tolerance, or maybe I did something wrong the second time. Unlike the first time, the second time I had minor muscle aches (and minor chest tightness, though that is apparently normal, and I'm young so it wasn't exacerbating an existing problem) the day after. Could have been the fact that I ate some the second time, so it stayed in my system longer.
Overall, reminiscent of cannabis, but quite unique. I'll do it again. Hopefully the inconsistency was due to tolerance and not due to something I did the first time that I'll never remember how to do right again... :)