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Offline UncleRico

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The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« on: January 19, 2009, 11:48:21 AM »
This post returns to a subject brought up sometime back in this forum.  In the post Anyone get mood elevation after salvia use? the poster asked about using less than breakthrough dosages to maintain the euphoric well being that Sally can impart on the user.  This is not to be confused with the afterglow that follows a journey.

So how many of you out there use this technique?  What is your method?

The journeys are fun, but they are unnerving for me so far and getting the nerve up to go back has proven to ba an obstacle, and I'm only smoking homegrown!!  Only me and my bro have used this particular homegrown, and its all we know and it knocks both of us way out of ourselves, we don't even consider bumping up to any of the X-es.  But I digress.

Aside from going places and experiencing things that are impossible to describe and the groovy afterglow, the next best thing about Sally is how great you feel for the next few days.  At first I chalked it up to relief, the relief the ego feels at coming back, or un-disolving.  Or it was the after effects of the terror/awe that is experienced while there.

So let me know if anyone else has experience using low dosages for mood maintenance.  I think I will start a regimen of 'Little Tastes' and let you all know what I get out of it.

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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 11:18:54 AM »
I have found that low to moderate (much less than "breakthrough" dosing) has been extremely beneficial in obtaining relief from chronic depression. A half joint of plain leaf and I am good to go for quite a while.. Sometimes for weeks at a time..  This is from someone that used to be on a high dose regimen of Zoloft..  Have not taken any anti-depressants in years...  Salvia has been a wonderful ally...
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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 12:16:08 AM »
Quote from: "senorsalvia"
I have found that low to moderate (much less than "breakthrough" dosing) has been extremely beneficial in obtaining relief from chronic depression. A half joint of plain leaf and I am good to go for quite a while.. Sometimes for weeks at a time..  This is from someone that used to be on a high dose regimen of Zoloft..  Have not taken any anti-depressants in years...  Salvia has been a wonderful ally...

I've seen you say this many times, so I decided to try it myself recently. St. John's Wort doesn't always do the trick.

I believe you're on to something there. I don't feel "mood elevation", but it does seem to relieve the worst of depression more effectively than St. John's Wort. Although, honestly, in both cases I sometimes feel a little empty, like not being as depressed is missing something integral to myself.
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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 07:39:53 PM »
Actually it does make me a lot happier at times, when I was extremely stressed I decided I would see if lady Salvia could help so I smoked a little, not a lot. It brought my mind to a state of playful joy and I had the imagination of a little kid again. After it wore off I was still in a great mood, I can't say it works this way every time. I was taking a risk I think, I'm thinking it could have possibly made my mood worse depending on many factors but not sure.
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Offline Charlie

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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 10:55:13 AM »
Hi from the noob  :mrgreen:

Yes, I microdose continually and have been for nearly two weeks since our introduction.  My main purpose was to learn if she would help with my chewing tobacco addiction of 34 years.  So far that is going well.  I believe she acts as a buffer in the brain to block those urges of "having" to have something that's not particularly good for us.

I powdered a quantity of leaf in the blender to put into my usual snuff container and added a slice of carrot overnight to give it some moisture.  Just a pinch like getting a dip of snuff is all it takes, whenever one feels the urge to chew tobacco.

As a welcome side effect I did not expect, my mood is elevated and I'm a much happier person and much better to get along with and outgoing in everyday affairs.  I'm more relaxed.  Just an overall feeling of well being.

A couple of evenings I have taken big chews with some fairly astounding visual effects but moreso spiritual and having to deal with personal issues so I won't go into that.  Someone on another forum told me of the reverse tolerance effect and I do believe that to be the case with chewing small amounts over time from my recent experiences.

I have other entheogenic friends in my past but that was more of abuse and not of meaning or purpose and it was about 15 or so years ago.  I've just started back on the entheogen path, this time toward enlightenment.  Salvia is a wonderful guide.

Offline Amomynous

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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 01:13:11 PM »
An old thread...

I have not found consistent mood elevation with Salvia use (although I have experienced it sporadically). The only entheogenic preparation I have found which has consistently elevating qualities is vilca, which is interesting because none of the public literature attributes these qualities to any of the components.

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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 02:25:00 PM »
A forum with posts going back to 2007 on the first topic page needs all the help it can get dontcha think? :lol:

Most of the Salvia experiences I see around here have to do with smoking.  I doubt anybody will see lasting mood changes for the positive via the bridge of smoke but again, I'm not a smoker so have nothing in that manner to compare personally, just looks like a lot of fear and apprenhension plague most smokers from what I read and alot of Salvia being used when a little bit over time might be better with a different approach.  

Someone else I know tinctures micro-doses daily with like results to mine.  Is loving life and stays right on the edge of the other side all day long.

Offline i<3Shrooms

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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 11:18:20 AM »
I have only done salvia a few times, but I did notice a careless, happy contentment...kind of like when you come up on shrooms or LSD; quite enjoyable.. it threw me into another world, and I came back with something.

Very interesting stuff here... makes me want to bring my Salvia tincture plans up on the schedule... can anyone recommend a shop with high quality salvia foliage? Thanks a million..  :smoke2:
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Re: The Little Taste - Low Doses for Mood
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 12:27:14 AM »
Quote from: "i<3Shrooms"
I have only done salvia a few times, but I did notice a careless, happy contentment...kind of like when you come up on shrooms or LSD; quite enjoyable.. it threw me into another world, and I came back with something.

Very interesting stuff here... makes me want to bring my Salvia tincture plans up on the schedule... can anyone recommend a shop with high quality salvia foliage? Thanks a million..  :smoke2:

I can't say for sure, but bouncingbear foliage tasted like dirt, and had a ton of dust/dirt mixed with it when I got it from them, I bought a whole kilo too and it was all dirt. Purchased a live plant from them too and it's died about 6 times (i keep taking cuttings and trying to keep her alive, but the mites and white flies just won't give up!) I thought she died for good this last time, Started to dig it up to toss her out since the mites had devoured her to a fine brown twig.. and to my surprise there was a new shoot coming up under the dirt where the mites couldn't get to. I isopropyl alcoholed the mites and the shoot came up, the plant is a good 6 inches above dirt now  :e_biggrin:  kind of wondering when those mites will show up again.

I wish I knew a way to keep the pests away, I get fungus gnats too and so I put some traps out but they like my sally plant more than they like fruit or wine  :shock:

Man, if I could get this plant to grow and grow several with success I'd just give foliage away, or at least beat any price out there by far.