Syrian Rue Peganum Harmala - Seeds
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Contains 10 grams Syrian Rue seeds. In sealed packaging.
Effects of Syrian Rue
The seeds of Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala) contain the alkaloid harmaline. Harmaline works as MAO inhibitor (MAOi, or Monoamine Oxidase inhibitor). Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is an enzyme that naturally occurs in our bodies. This enzyme breaks down neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine, but also psychoactive substances such as psilocybin, N,N-DMT and 5-MeO-DMT.
Your body usually doesn’t absorb these substances when you consume them orally. Syrian Rue temporarily inhibits MAO, preventing your body from taking down these substances. This means that you can take substances like DMT orally when combined with Syrian Rue.
Owing to its status as MAOi, Syrian Rue is often used as an ingredient for anahuasca or ayahuasca analog, as a replacement of Banisteriopsis Caapi. Anahuasca is a drink that mimics the effects of ayahuasca with an alternative composition and preparation. Many people prefer Syrian Rue over Caapi because the seeds are easier to prepare and the bodily effects (stomach aches, nausea, vomiting) are much less intense.
Syrian Rue is mainly known as an MAOi and is most commonly used in tandem with other plants and substances containing DMT. Nonetheless, the seeds have some standalone effects, too. Syrian Rue is said to have some characteristics of antidepressants. It is also said to stimulate the imagination. Some psychonauts are experimenting with high doses of Syrian Rue to induce a trip.
Use of Syrian Rue
It is commonly agreed that 3 grams of Syrian Rue is a sufficient dose when using it as an MAOi. Take the seeds about 15 to 60 minutes before consuming the other psychoactive substance. The effects of Syrian Rue last approximately 3 to 4 hours.
There are different methods of consuming Syrian Rue seeds. In principle, it’s possible to eat the Syrian Rue seeds.
You can take the seeds orally, carefully chewing them about 30 seconds before swallowing them. You can also pulverize the seeds with a mortar and pestle and use the powder to fill gel capsules.
You can also choose to create a hot water infusion with Syrian Rue seeds. This method is slightly lighter on the stomach. Use approximately 3-4 grams of Syrian Rue seeds with 200 ml of water and 50 ml of lemon juice. Finely grind the seeds and let the powder simmer in water for about 30 minutes. Then sieve the tea and drink it.
There are risks associated with the use of Syrian Rue. The substance tyramine is also not broken down by your body after using a MAOi. When tyramine accumulates in your blood this can increase your blood pressure enormously (hypertension) up to dangerous levels. To prevent this from happening you must therefore ensure that you have as little as possible of tyramine in your food and drinks. It is strongly recommended to do a “MAO diet” at least 12 hours prior to the intake of Peganum harmala.
Click here for a list of foods and drinks to avoid during your MAO diet.
Click here for a list of medicines and drugs that should never be used in conjunction with Peganum harmala.
Cultivation of Syrian Rue
Syrian Rue is rather notorious for being difficult to cultivate. It’s a perennial plant that is found in warm, fairly dry parts of Southern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. The plant is not so suitable for cultivation in the mild sea climate of Western Europe, but it’s possible if you grow it inside.
- Sow the seeds in late spring in a mixture of soil and plenty of sand. Be wary of overwatering.
- Place the pot in a sunny spot and make sure the temperature exceeds 20°C at all times.
- After a few weeks, the seeds should germinate and if it’s warm enough you can move the pot outside.
History of Syrian Rue
Syrian Rue (Peganum Harmala) belongs to the family Nitrariaceae. It originates from warm, rather dry areas, being found from the Mediterranean and the Middle East all the way to India, Pakistan and even China.
Syrian Rue has a very rich and ancient history. The plant is often linked to two legendary magical herbs: soma and moly. Soma was a herbal drink that in ancient Persia served as medicine and panacea. The identity of this magical drink is a historical mystery, but many scholars suspect that the psychoactive plant Syrian Rue could have been its main ingredient. Moly is a magical herb that figures in the Greek myths of the Odyssey. The god Hermes provides the hero Odysseus with moly to protect him from the witchcraft of the sorceress Circe. Historians aren’t sure which herb the Greeks were referring to with moly, but its description (a white flower with black roots) is reminiscent of Syrian Rue.
Syrian Rue is part of rituals and folk medicine almost everywhere where it can naturally be found. In India and Pakistan, the plant has many gynecological uses. It serves as a treatment for menstruation pains, to alleviate the discomforts of labor and as an aphrodisiac. In Iran and Iraq, Syrian Rue seeds are thrown into fires to ward off evil spirits. In North Africa, the smoke of Syrian Rue is inhaled as a cure for headaches, venereal diseases, and as a way to expel the “evil eye”.
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I highly recommend this product.
Many thanks to you, guys.
(Posted on 4/3/2020)
I highly recommend this product.
Many thanks to you, guys.
(Posted on 4/3/2020)
- Microdosing aya
Do a ratio of 1g rue to 1g mimosa(powdered) every evening for 10 days.
Welcome to the club.
(Posted on 5/16/2019)
because it has the ability to make the experience more profound and introspective, increasing the effects of the mushrooms and intensifying the inner aspect of the journey. In this sense it can be said that it increases the ability to explore one's own inner worlds and amplifies the characteristics of mushrooms both visually and sensations. (Posted on 3/19/2019)
- Very happy with the product
- I weight 57Kg and at 2.5g of the product I had an immense experience, very inspiring and motivational :) (Posted on 10/21/2018)
- Syrian Rue in combination with Cubensis Cambodia… Wow!
First we grained the seeds in a mortar and filled some capsules using the Capsule Machine. This allowed us to easily swallow the Rue and avoiding the horrible taste. I highly recommend this method!
After taking the capsules we waited for about an hour. We both experienced no stomach issues or sickness at all. I felt a little drowsy and dizzy but nothing unpleasant. According to my friend it felt like being tipsy.
Now it was time to take our shrooms. Normally we take 4 grams for a great trip but, with the effect of the Rue in mind, we decided to take only 2 grams (dried).
The upcoming for me wasn’t very comfortable. Maybe it was because I didn’t know what to expect. I noticed a very strong ‘buzz’ in my body, probably caused by a higher blood pressure. I thought maybe this wasn’t a good idea after all.
After a little while I was able to relax and just let it happen. Once arrived I felt much better. The introspective visuals I experienced were much more 3D compared to a regular medium mushroom trip. They were even mind blowing with every new wave. One thing that I’ll never forget is when we discovered some T-Rexes living in one of the kitchen cupboards. It wasn’t frightening at all, only super fascinating :)
My friend had little physical issues and experienced the trip as more ‘Devine’ compared to regular mushroom trips, calling it 'a God Experience'.
Physically, the only discomfort I experienced was the feeling of having a bowling ball in my stomach. No sickness however.
The entire trip took about 8 hours with a high plateau of about 5 hours and a relaxed come down of 3 hours.
I’m definitely interested in trying this combination more often but not for every mushroom trip.
I do like the extended duration of the trip and the fact you only need half the amount of shrooms to get an even more intensive trip out of it. This is particularly handy when using shrooms that are very difficult to grow or give limited yields.
I don’t recommend this combination to people with no or limited mushroom experience. Try just mushrooms first for a few of times before moving on combining it with Syrian Rue.
A little note about Syrian Rue as an MAO inhibitor:
According to many sources (including Wikipedia), Syrian Rue contains mostly MAO-A inhibitors which doesn’t stop your body from breaking down tyramine like MAO-B does. This is good news as you don’t need to avoid foods and drinks containing tyramine when using Rue.
However: since Syrian Rue may contain a little MAO-B, it is still advisable to take it easy on tyramine-rich foods and drinks such as (aged) cheese, wine etc.
Google will be more than happy to tell you which foods and drinks contain tyramines.
(Posted on 1/30/2018)
- Not bad
- YES :)
- Très bon produit
J'ai mis de l'eau chaude (directement du robinet) dans un bol, couper les champignons en petits morceaux et les y ai ajouter, le peganum aussi, et j'ai laisser infuser pendant 5min.
J'ai bu le tout en mâchant bien les morceaux.
10min après les sensations ont commencer, pour être à leur paroxysme au bout de 30.
Il s'est avéré que le trip était bien plus puissant que je ne l'imaginais, similaire au LSD (hallucinations visuelles poussées, voyage intérieur profond, sensation exacerbées, etc)
Très bon produit que je recommande, y aller doucement pour bien l'apprivoiser. (Posted on 10/4/2013)
- good stuff
Na 1 uur heb ik zo'n 25 gram verse mexicaanse zelfkweek genomen. Voor de vergelijking was het wel goed dat er nog 4 mensen waren die dezelfde hoeveelheid paddo's namen maar zonder wijnruit.
Waar de rest een redelijk milde trip had lag ik op de vloer heftig te trippen. De meest passende manier om het te omschrijven is een gewone paddotrip maar zonder remmen of vangnet. Probeer geen weerstand te bieden, het helpt niet. Just go with it zoals met elke trip.
Ik heb op voorhand veel nagezocht over de waarschuwingen voor te hoge bloeddruk als je de wijnruit combineert met voedsel dat een bepaalde stof bevat (naam vergeten...harmeline ofzo). Hoewel de waarschuwingen niet voor niets zijn moet je dit allemaal niet te zwaar nemen. Het is vooral belangrijk absoluut niet te combineren met medicatie of extreem hoge doseringen van de te vermijden stof. Je kan op voorhand gewoon bijna alles eten.
Al met al was het een intense ervaring die ik alleen ervaren gebruikers aanraad. Ik ga het zeker nog eens proberen maar met een meer gevulde maag voor een meer geleidelijke ervaring (Geplaatst: 28-8-11) (Posted on 8/28/2011)
- Bah wat lekker
Ik heb ze gecrusht met een vijzel, toen 3 gram in koud water 24 uur laten trekken, dat 3 kwartier voor de trip op een lege maag gedronken..
Voelde me als herboren erna. echt een heel bijzonder kruidje
Alleen heel erg bitter, smaakt nar wortelen.., niet die oranje maar gewone plantwortels
Veel succes ik raad ze aan, beste MAO in mijn mening (Posted on 8/22/2011)