Using Syrian Rue
Syrian rue contains roughly 10 % mixed harmala alkaloids
which, as well as being effective MAO inhibitor
s, have interesting psychedelic
effects (see psychedelic guide: harmala
However, the seeds themselves are bulky and have an unpleasant taste. They can be consumed as they are, but this is likely to lead to nothing more than nausea
The solution is to extract and use the alkaloids
. This is extremely simple, and can be done in a day in any kitchen
You will need:
One large stew pot
One bottle lemon juice
One coffee grinder
Filtering appparatus -- e.g. coffee filter.
100g of seeds to a fine powder in the coffee grinder. Put this powder
in the pan (off the heat...), and add about 100ml lemon juice, and a couple pints
of water. Heat to a low boil, put on the lid, and leave for 30 min, stirring occasionaly. Filter
the sludge, putting aside the liquid. Repeat the proccess to taste using the filtered-out sludge and fresh water/lemon juice.
You now have a large quantity of harmala alkaloids in solution. Place the liquid
in the (now clean...) pan, and reduce
. You can either reduce the liquid to a managable volume, or boil it all off, and scrape the crystals
from the pan. Either way, take about 1/20 of the product
(if you started with 100g seeds), and consume. If you crystalised
it, it can be smoked.