You might have experienced the feeling of contentment and excitement such that everything around you can’t gain your attention except that moment you are experiencing. Euphoria is the feeling of extreme pleasure, happiness, and joy. It is due to certain factors and stimulus such as:
- Psychoactive drugs
However, there are many natural herbs that can make a person euphoric and high. In this article, we are going to discuss the top 3 euphoric high herbs.
Nutmeg, having scientific name Myristica fragrans, is one of the euphoric high herbs that have psychoactive effects. It is usually legal in many countries except for Saudi Arabia and a few others. In 2018, Indonesia and Guatemala produced together 68% of the total world supply of nutmeg.
A little measure of nutmeg i,e, 3 to 5 grams can cause euphoric high where, 6 to 10 grams can cause serious effects as well, like nausea. A higher dose of nutmeg can result in severe hallucinations and visual imbalance. A dose of 15 to 25 grams of nutmeg can lead to intoxication, therefore it is strictly prohibited.
The psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects of this spice are due to two main compounds of it i,e, myristicin and elemicin. It can cause blurred vision, dehydration, and nausea. In addition to this, the effects are divided mainly into four stages:
Within 4 hours of ingestion, the person would experience relaxation, euphoria and elevated mood
In the next 4 to 8 hours, the user will experience visual imbalance and slurred speech
In the next 8 to 12 hours, the person will feel extremely high with adverse hallucinations and severe headache
During the last 12 to 18 hours, the consumer will feel calm as the effects begin to recede and abate consequently.
Kratom, having scientific name Mitragyna speciosa, is a group of tree-like plants that belongs to the family Rubiaceae, the same as that of the coffee plant. Compounds like alkaloids and flavonoids in kratom have dietary benefits coupled with being psychoactive. There are different varities of kratom, due to which effects of kratom vary from type to type. It is available with different names such as Biak, Ketum, kakuam, and Thom.
While, kratom powder is euphoric and should not exceed the limit of a few grams i,e, 0.5g to 2 g for beginners. However, it also depends on the tolerance of the person, so the intake of a single dose might reach up to 3g to 5g. According to a report made by food and drug administration (FDA), 44 deaths occurred due to kratom.
Abuse of this herb can lead to serious health problems like upset stomach and nausea, including death. The kratom abuse can cause serious issues including mental illness and health problems such as:
- Weight loss
- Increased urination
Use of kratom on daily basis might show addictive effects, due to which the users might experience major withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Muscle aches
- Emotional changes
- Jerky movements
Blue lotus, a type of water-lily, known to the ancient Egyptians, is scientifically known as Nymphaea caerulea. It possesses psychoactive alkaloid aporphine that has the potential to make an individual euphoria high. It is originally native to parts of South Africa and also found along River Nile. Under some set regulations, it is available in the USA under legal restrictions.
People prefer to use this herb to acquire relaxation and euphoria. Blue lotus usually causes gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea and dyspepsia. It is consumed with tea, oils, gels, and merged with alcohol and honey.
However, the amount must not be more than 5 to 10 grams, whatever might be the method of consumption. Beginners should start with 5 grams as it can cause intoxication if taken in high amounts.
Blue lotus might be harmful to diabetic patients as it lowers blood sugar levels. Many of the effects of abuse of blue lotus include blurred vision, slurred speech, and hallucinations. A few of the other effects might be:
- Increased heart rate
- Lowered inhibitions