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Syrian Rue

Eating plants is a religious right because it is written by Moses, “God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be
for meat.”  This
religious right of eating plants has been upheld by the US Supreme
court for many plants anciently regarded as sacred or shamanic.  Certain
plants have been used in spiritual ceremonies across numerous cultures
through history, Syrian Rue is one of them.  According to
Wikkipedia:”The plant has remained a popular tool in both folk medicine
and spiritual practices for so long that some historians believe the
plant may be the ancient ‘soma’. ”  Regardless, it has been found in
hair samples of mummified Egyptians.  In Islam, according to the Shi’a
hadith, Muhammad was commanded by God about Syrian Rue, followed by the
recommendation that it be burned instead of eaten.

The
alter or the sacrament in many ceremonies contains multiple plants.  
For example Banisteriopsis caapi and Chacruna are consumed together in a
drink called Ayahuasca.  Mixing plants with intention and knowledge for
specific purpose can expand what you are conscious of.  The Taino, native to the Caribbean Islands, have sacred sites where Anadenanthera peregrina(aka Yopo) seeds were used to make a snuff in spiritual ceremony.  Some
North American natives used Morning Glories – the wiser used Morning
Glories together with Garlic.  Some used mushrooms – the wiser combined
them with Passion Flower vine and leaf extract which is functionally as
Banisteriopsis caapi although with its own uniqueness.  Syrian Rue makes
many other consciousness expanding sacred medicine plants more
effective with longer duration by slowing your metabolism of them, with
the exception of the Morning Glories and Cacti which are metabolized at
the same rate however experienced with better clarity.

The science and the spirituality surrounding Syrian Rue cannot be separated
to the degree that they do not recognize each other. Modern science
uses many means to isolate alkaloids using techniques such as
high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC).  Ancient knowledge
prescribes concentrated combinations of plant alkaloids as opposed to isolating
alkaloids individually, albeit isolating all the full range of indole
alkaloids(neurotransmitters) using non-selective solvents produces a
more insightful and complete psychedelic synergy from a single plant.  
Combining
multiple consciousness expanding sacred plants at the same time often
creates a more robustly layered multifaceted experience.  

Some known neuroactive alkaloids present in Anadenanthera colubrina:

N-Methyltryptamine (NMT)
dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
dimethyltryptamine N-Oxide (DMT N-Oxide)
Serotonin
N-Methylserotonin
5-methoxy-methyltryptamine (5-MeO-NMT)
5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT, methoxybufotenine)
5-hydroxy-dimethyltryptamine (5-HO-DMT, bufotenine)
5-hydroxy-dimethyltryptamine N-Oxide (5-HO-DMT N-Oxide, bufotenine N-Oxide )
2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole
2-methyl-6-methoxy-1,2,3,tetrahydro-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole
1,2-dimethyl-6-methoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole
The last three are harmala type alkaloids.

The
MAOI in Syrian Rue, which is harmine as well as harmaline exists on the
skin of the seed only – not in the hard center of the seed.  The most
active alkaloid in the plant is a florescent beta-carboline.  Extracts,
tinctures, and isolations glow bright yellow in a blacklight, and the
pit of the seed does not glow.  When the isolated pit burns, the smell
is foul compared to the isolated skin of the seed.

After
a few years using Syrian Rue on and off, by late 2016, I made
concentrated tea, with a fresh water chaser.  At the time, I used all
cold water and room temperature water extractions. Although heat does
not harm the harmala.  Stir occasionally, after a few hours add the next
pull into the single collection of watered down pulls. After a few more
pulls with fresh water each time, the seeds are exhausted.  By
evaporating the combined pulls, a single shot glass can be made
extremely strong.

I
cannot presume that the exhausted seeds themselves, stripped of their
skin, contain something that causes nausea.  MAOI alkaloids exist only
on the skin of the seed.  I assumed my nausea, long ago when I ate the
seeds, was caused by something else in my diet.  I can assert that the
center of the seed contains no glowing harmalas.  Crushing the seed
introduces non-harmala plant matter, probably fats and oils like most
seeds contain.  The exhausted seeds are, at best, fiber that you can
find better dietary sources for.  After I had more understood the diet
required by Syrian Rue I ate whole seeds and was not made sick – the pit
is not harmful.

I
was so intrigued by Syrian Rue that I extracted the pure harmala
freebase for the first time in 2014.  I ate, smoked/vaped(harsh),
insufflated(burns), and sublingually tried the harmala.  I finally came
to the semi-conclusion that the tea and the properly prepared smoking
extract were superior means of ingesting the MAOI.  The pure harmala
freebase extract works sublingually after 15-20 minutes of holding the
extract under your tongue without swallowing it while your mouth waters
from the taste of it.  Sublingual might be an option if you don’t smoke
and cannot wait 1 to 2 hours for the effect from drinking or eating it.
Sublingual is faster acting than the tea but harder to deal with for 20
minutes avoiding swallowing what you are trying to absorb.  The smoke
is effective in 3 to 5 minutes lasting about 1 hour unless you smoke
more.  The duration of an oral dose varies depending on the dose size, 8
to 12 hours is common– 30 hours is a large dose, and presumably doses
can be higher yet with a diet nearing perfection.

The
teas were unpredictable dilution strengths. The powder ground from the
toasted seed can be weighed.  The strength of the powder is predictable
when it has been below a certain temperature in the drying process.  
With ideal preparations, 2 Size 00 Gelcaps packed tight and hard with
powder is a strong dose requiring strict attention to diet for a good
experience that includes waves of visuals without sickness.  1 Cap will
function an an inhibitor below the threshold of visuals.

In
high doses the Rue can be seen and felt without the presence of any
psychedelic.  I have successfully shared large doses with others – to be
able to assert that the large dose experience can be completely nausea
free – and extremely beautiful.  An MAO inhibitor is great when combined
with 1.5 grams of Cubensis
psilocybe mushrooms and some water soluble DMT and Bufotenine –
individually or at the same time for a more dimensionally layered
experience.  Larger doses of MAOI mixed with other 5H-T serotonergic
signaling agonists is pioneering psychonautics.  Look to the Yopo seed
to understand why nature mixes multiple DMT analogs in one experience.

Syrian Rue is uncontrolled in the United States. This means that all
parts of the plant and its extracts are federally legal to cultivate,
buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) without a license or
prescription so it is widely available for sale on the Internet.

Several states in the USA have criminalized moving Syrian Rue through
the mail on the legal grounds that it is against the law to plant it in
certain areas as it falls under regulation as an invasive species.  The
USDA is called to enforce the US boarders from importation of invasive
species and in turn the USDA became a little invasive when my own
package with nothing but Syrian Rue was confiscated in 2017 to no
resolve of justice.  Australia, Canada, Finland, and France have also
disregarded reason, science, and medicine by making Syrian Rue illegal
or restricted at one point.  It’s not my point to keep any current
information on legal status by state or country.  Social ignorances
exist about many misunderstood plants and molecules.  Knowledge,
Patience and Love will conquer States of Stupidity.