English Name - Harmala Seeds
Botanical Name - Peganum Harmala
Family Name - Zygophyllaceae
Common Name - Harmala, Africa Rue, Syrian Rue
Part Used - Seeds
The treat have to be taken to treat eye disorders and to increase the colume of breast milk production. Antitumor, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Aphrodisiac, Aromatic, Dye, Economic, Medicinal, Psychotropic. Peganum harmala is an entheogen proposed as the sacred Zoroastrian (Vedic) plant Haoma (Soma). Most commonly it is used as an incense. Although there are repeated but vague reports of the employment of Peganum harmala as a traditional hallucinogen, its actual narcotic use in inducing visions has not yet been established beyond a doubt. It certainly has some mindaltering effects including sedation. It shows antibacterial activity and is fairly effective against Protozoans. Its decoction is given for laryngitis. It helps against boldness, period aches, worms and lice.
Peganum harmala, also known as Syrian rue, grows from the Mediterranean to northern India, Mongolia, and Manchuria. Everywhere it has many uses in folk medicine, being also valued as an aphrodisiac. Its seeds have been employed as a spice, and its fruits are the source of a red dye and an oil. The seeds possess known hallucinogenic alkaloids, especially harmine and harmaline. The esteem in which the peoples of Asia hold the plant is so extraordinary that it might indicate a former religious use as an hallucinogen.
Lemon Juice extraction:
Lemon Juice Method
The most common method for extracting harmala from Syrian Rue seeds is a simple boiling extraction.
1.) The hard seeds are preferably crushed either using a coffee grinder or smashing them in a plastic bag with a hammer and then boiled in a small amount of water with a little lemon juice added to acidify the water.
2.) After boiling for 30 minutes, the seed material is strained off and then filtered and the resulting yellowish liquid is the end product.
A second and/or third extraction is usually performed on the same seed material in order to get more of the active compounds. The second extraction is often as darkly colored as the first and the third will still have the characteristic yellowish color.
3.) The liquid is often further boiled down to a smaller volume or evaporated off to form a powder.
Approximately 3 grams of Peganum Harmala seed is required for a potentiating dose. Put the seeds in a coffee grinder. The resulting powder is then: 1) put into gelatin capsules. With this method it will take about two hours for the seeds to take effect. 2) boiled for a few minutes to make tea. The effects will start in just 1 hour, but the taste of the tea is rather bitter. 3) extracted by using for example vodka as a solvent. The extract can be smoked or ingested. Peganum Harmala can also be used in Juremahuasca or Mimohuasca.
Peganum Harmala is anMAO -inhibitor ! Not recommended for use under 18. If pregnant, nursing or taking a prescription drug, consult your health care professional. Do not exceed recommended dose. Consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment. Not recommended for consumption with alcoholic beverages. Do not take together with antidepressant medication. Do not use when you have a history of psychosis.