Peganum harmala or Syrian rue is a perennial bush native to the eastern Mediterranean now found across northern India and as far as Manchuria. It produces white flowers that develop round capsules containing around 50 brown seeds. It is used by modern psychonauts as a Banisteriopsis substitute in analogue ayahuasca brews.
Betel nuts (Areca catechu) are the seeds of the betel palm and have an impressive and ancient history of ritual use (1st century Sanskrit writings refer to it as having 13 heavenly qualities). The primary effect of the Betel nut is its stimulant effect, creating alertness, increased stamina, a sense of wellbeing, and euphoria.
Calamus (Acorus calamus) is used mainly to support digestion and overall stomach and gastrointestinal health. Its active compounds also provide support for lungs and overall bronchial, nasal and respiratory health.
Because of their stimulating properties Kola nuts were used in magic and as aphrodisiacs, and they still play a strong role in religious and social life of many West and Central African cultures. Europeans began Kola plantations in the 1600s and also took them to the New World - and yes, the original Coca-Cola used them.
Guarana belongs in the stimulant category of drugs, along with the likes of coffee, tea, ephedra, khat and maté. It comes from the seeds of an Amazonian vine (Paullinia cupana) that look remarkably like horse chestnuts, and its usage dates back thousands of years. Many Indians consider it a gift of the Gods and use it as a hunting aid.
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is first mentioned in the Egyptian Book of the Dead; blue and white lotuses were the most important ritual plants in ancient Egypt. The flowers were worn in the hair of the living and the dead, and were an important ornamental element in Egyptian art.
Catmint (Nepeta cataria), also known as catnip, is an intoxicant for cats (in fact most felines, even lions) and a mild relaxant in humans. It is a flowering, perennial plant native to Asia and Europe that grows easily even in poor soils.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an old Germanic ritual and healing herb, sacred to the goddess Hertha. The herb used to be hung outside houses as a protection against witches and evil. It has also been used as an aphrodisiac, and its sedative effects are well known. Mixed 50-50 with kava-kava it is said to produce ‘beautiful dreams’.
The Mexican name sinicuichi is given to both the plant (Heimia salicifolia) and the drink that is prepared from it by soaking wilted leaves for a day or two until mild fermentation takes place. The brew has a weak psychoactive effect, inducing a pleasant, slightly euphoric dizziness. Some reports of yellowish vision and mild auditory hallucinations.
The leaves and buds of this South African bush are smoked by the Hottentots and Bushmen as an inebriant, and in Africa it is known as ‘wild dagga’. In Mexico and California it is used as a cannabis substitute.
Feeling nervous? Check out Skullcap. Make a nice tea from Skullcap (1 teaspoon is enough) and become a bit more relaxed thanks to the mild high it induces. Skullcap gets its name from its flowers, which have the shape from a human skull. The Latin name for Skullcap is Scutellaria lateriflora.
White Lotus is extremely similar to Blue Lily and can produce a sense of floating and euphoria when ingested. The dried buds and petals can be smoked alone or in blends or can be prepared as a tea or concoction. White lotus contains aporphine, a chemical closely related to apomorphine, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Content: 20 grams
Silene capensis is a wild root found in the far reaches of South Africa. It can act as an excellent sleep aid, allowing you to wake up refreshed and energized. For some, it will induce vivid and lucid dreams.
The powdered root of Devils Claw is a traditional African herbal remedy for the treatment of pain and inflammation. It is easy to take and is said to offer long lasting relief to those in need. Don't be scared off by its name – Devils Claw isn‘t diabolic at all.
African Dream Seeds are known for their longstanding cultural significance, lucky nature, and the ability to bestow vivid and memorable dreams. Easy to prepare and consume, Entada Rheedii seeds ensure a lively slumber.
Uvuma-Omhlope is used by tribes across Africa for its ability to bring you closer to the spirits in your dreams. It is well known to induce lucid dreams with prophetic and enlightening visions. Using Uvuma-Omhlope as part of your regular night time schedule will ensure dreams to remember!
Mukanya Kude has a long history of being used in the shamanic rituals of the Zulu tribe to gain guidance from their ancestors. Its ability to induce lucid and vivid dreams, as well as treat the sick is highly revered.
Helinus integrifolius is an African dream herb that has been used for centuries by diviners as a tool to gain insight and clarity. Although little is known about it, it has proven to be a very effective way of inducing vivid, memorable and sometimes lucid dreams.
Greengo is the perfect tobacco substitute to get around the smoking ban in public places, such as coffee shops. This blend of hazel leaf, papaya, mint and eucalyptus contains less tar than tobacco, no nicotine and is not addictive. Another advantage is that it reinforces the effects of cannabis! Greengo has a rich and spicy taste. Content: 30 grams
SLICE Blackadder contains potent, concentrated plant extracts of Kratom and Kanna, two plants known for their relaxing, yet stimulating effects. To get your arse in gear, dissolve 1 gram (1.5 grams for a strong dose) in hot water. Ingredients: Mitragyna speciosa, Sceletium tortuosum, Combretum quadrangulare, Zornia latifolia extract, Hemp oil. Content: 3 grams.
SLICE Magic Thunder contains a unique combination of plant extracts that give a surprise to newcomers and experienced psychonauts alike, for the Kratom works to make the Salvia trip more placid. 1 gram is sufficient for a mild experience - the whole bar makes for a strong experience. Ingredients: Salvia divinorum, Kratom, Canavalia maritima, hemp oil. Content: 3 grams.
SLICE Jo-Burg High contains a unique blend of Wild dagga and Damiana extract, enriched with essential oil. These potent plant extracts provide a pleasant relaxation but also act as an aphrodisiac. Use at own discretion - 1 gram is sufficient for a mild experience. Ingredients: Leonotis leonurus, Turnera diffusa, Canavalia maritima, hemp oil. Content: 3 grams.
SLICE Trance Sensation contains a unique combination of potent plant extracts and essential oil that give the consumer a pleasant psychedelic surprise. Dissolve 1 gram in hot water for a mild inebriation (3 grams make for a strong experience). Ingredients: Salvia divinorum, Leonurus sibiricus, Canavalia maritima, Heimia salicifolia, hemp oil. Content: 3 grams.
SLICE Power Spice is a blend of several medicinal herbs, enriched with essential oils and pressed into a bar. This combination of concentrated potent plant extracts clears your mind, relaxes and soothes the body and causes a slightly altered perception of the world around you, but by far not quite as heavy as a trip.