3.2.16 Sinicuichi

Sinicuichi #

Binomial / Botanical Name Heimia Salicifolia
Street Names Sun Opener; Shrubby Yellowcrest
Major Active Compound Unknown
Indigenous Source The Americas
Form Leaves
RoA Oral
Personal Rating On Shulgin Scale ±


Although it isn’t saying a lot, this experiment entailed one of the most convoluted preparations I have ever performed. It was a glorious failure.

I had created the decoction by mixing the material with water in a jar, placing it in the sun, maintaining it at the appropriate temperature, and tending it regularly and carefully.

The next day, when I eventually drank it: absolutely nothing.

To be fair, I knew the risks. Field reports of success are very few and far between, and its psychoactivity is disputed. However, the temptation of a unique form of psychedelic experience, including auditory hallucinations, proved too much for me, and I went for it.

Notwithstanding this, sinicuichi is documented in Plants of the Gods, including reference to its indigenous use, so I may well have missed a trick.