This plant was called Sinicuichi (or Sun Opener) by the Aztecs and is still used by Mexican shamans as a trance divination catalyst. They regard it as a sacred herb, enabling vivid recall of past distant events. Some users even report the remembrance of pre-birth events! Often causes a yellowing of the vision and altered acoustic perception.
May induce feelings of calmness and unity. Slows heartbeat, relaxes muscles, reduces blood pressure.
The traditional method of preparation is to let it ferment in water in the sun for 24 hours before ingestion. In Aztec legend it is said that during the solar fermentation process of preparation, the knowledge of the sun is embedded into the potion, creating the Elixir of the Sun. Very interesting!
No hangover or serious side effects are known; except that with over-indulgence you may notice a golden yellow tinge to your vision the following day. Constant to excessive use may eventually hamper short-term memory.