Heavenly Blue ( Ipomoea tricolor/violacea) Morning Glory seeds have been used traditionally by the Aztecs and was referred to as “mecapatli” which translates to “cord medicine”. This species is a sub family of the Morning glory family however this one contains a Triptamine, Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA) which is a strong psycho-active and was compared to LSD by Albert Hoffman upon studying its chemical structure.
The differences would be not as strong as LSD but visuals that could be comparable when taken in a large dose.
The psychos active and ritual use of Ipomoea violacea has been documented for healing rituals and divination since the late colonial period.
The Aztecs are reported to describe the tonic of morning glory seeds as meeting God or an angel or often a little black man appears and tells them everything they need to know. The mamas ( Shaman Priests) of the Colombian Sierra Madre also used the seed for their New Moon Jaguar rituals to find illnesses and it is described much like being on LSD, with “woman turning into luscious pineapples” and illnesses becoming visible to the eye in the form of “black Beetles”
Eating the seeds alone can produce profound side effects (nausea, vomiting) The best way to take this is in a cold-water extract or alcohol solvent extract. The visions will not be exactly like LSD but reports of visions of seeing “small people” are typical and the Native Indians used them for their shamanic journey work.
Like a lot of these plant medicines they are often taken incorrectly, outside of ceremony, without an elder or proper guidance and without an intention and therefore they get a bad reputation. In actuality this plant is so medicinal and can be a wonderful ally for treating depression and aiding in your meditation and journey work. As with all plant teachers, when you ingest them, you are getting to know them just as well as they are getting to know you. Micro-dosing is a wonderful way to start working with a plant and getting to know them. Micro-dosing heavenly blue can be mixed in-between your other micro-dose regimens as a different teacher.
Here is my micro-dose report on 1 dropper full (2/10 of a seed)
Anxiety went away
Heart racing slower feel more calm
Went into a trance with my yoga and did it longer
Senses more heightened I’m suddenly aware of everything around me and I’m tuning into details on my plants in my body while I do yoga
It started working immediately
Everything feels like it just got a luminescent glow things look prettier and more alive
Find myself staring at the beauty of it all in awe
Feel relaxed but not lazy I’m doing more yoga than I normally do
The effects are still the same after six hours
Now I’m painting and working and I still feel like I’m on a moderate dose of a psycho active
When medicines we could really benefit from such as Psilocybin and LSD are classified as illegal and being controlled by our government we must creatively work with the other entheogen’s we are “allowed” to use. Heavenly Blue can be a legal alternative to LSD micro-dosing. It can also offer guidance from spirit and ancestors when taken in a larger dose.
My process: Ipomoea violacea seeds crushed and mixed into a solvent of Maidenhair tree. There are 30 doses in this bottle. There are actual seeds in this bottle, seeds have not been drained. As a micro-dose you should not experience nausea or stomach- ache which could be a normal side effect to this medicine in larger doses.
Dosage recommendations: 1/2 to1 full dropper full in the morning on an empty stomach or take before meditation to assist in journey. Always mix alcohol extractions into a warm solvent like tea to dissolve the alcohol. Effects will last up to 5 hours, can cause sleepiness and a dreamy state.