I'm looking for information on the plant Ajos Sacha (Mansoa Allicea AKA Adenocalymma alliaceum AKA Pseudocalymma Alliaceum) from Peru. I read a fascinating report of using it rituallistically in the Peruvian Amazon for a week, which induced strong lucid dreams:http://www.dreammagick.com/ajosacha.htm
I've heard Calea and African Dream Root can be hit or miss, so I'm wondering if this is a better alternative for a lucid dream enhancer. There's general information on the internet, but no 'trip reports.' Here's some interesting info I've found so far:1) Comprehensive info: http://www.rain-tree.com/mansoa.htm2) Testing for psychoactivity: http://www.rain-tree.com/ajos-sacha-activity.pdf
There was no binding activity at adrenergic, serotonin, dopamine, muscarinic, adenosine, or beta-2 adrenergic receptors.3) Medicinal Uses:
"Ajos sacha is traditionally used in the Amazon for arthritis and rheumatism, colds, and flu, besides as a general pain reliever, and antinflammatory."4) Description:Literally translated as "Fake Garlic", Ajos Sacha is a vine-like tree whose leaves, when crushed, smell like garlic, with a hint of onion. Ajos Sacha has many spiritual uses, and is a favorite with hunters. Ritual purification of the fisherman's body, tools, and canoes with Ajos Sacha to assure a good catch, are common practice. The plant is also used in a "Baño de florecimiento", meaning "Flourishing bath" to attract good luck, wealth and prosperity into one's life. Among many other herbs, such as Mucura (Petivera Alliacea), Guayusa (Ilex guayusa), Toe (Brugmansia suaveolens) and =Piri Piri= (Cyperus articulatus), Ajos sacha is often used as an admixture of Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) preparations. It is a teacherplant.
There is a YouTube Video of a Peruvian Curandero explaining the purpose of this plant, but its all in Spanish.DOES ANYONE SPEAK SPANISH & CAN TRANSLATE THIS FOR ME:
Dried Bark or Roots?: