Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
I tried collecting some mormon tea again this morning to experience the effects of ephedra. The local stuff leaves me in a slightly stimulated state with a higher level of concentration. I find that taking caffeine in combination with the mormon tea greatly increases the potency. Apparently the North American mormon tea plants are missing some important alkaloids. Regardless making a simple tea does yield a minor stimulation and is supposed to be good for headaches, colds, asthma and other breathing related ailments. I simply mix the stems with some hot water and let it steep for 30 minutes. Adding a bit of tea to help with the flavor is a good idea. I used hibiscus today.