gruns (Newbee)
07-16-03 01:33
No 447601
      Arundo donax, aka Giant Reed  Bookmark

According to this plant database, Arundo donax is third on
the list of the most concentrated herbal sources of n,n-dmt.
Unfortunately, it's also got a lot of other things in there.


is what it lists as being in the "leaf" portion of the
plant, except it also lists things as being in the "plant"
portion of the plant, maybe that means it's found in all

If the "leaf" is only what's listed as "leaf", then that
leaves really bufotenine and nn-dmt, how would one
separate them?

over and under, then back to the start
this sidewalk's bottom is the same as its top
(Hive Bee)
07-24-03 17:04
No 449538
      column chromatography  Bookmark   

see the subject line

we can't stop here, this is bat country
(Hive Bee)
07-24-03 20:01
No 449569
      ???  Bookmark   

Arundo donax is third on
the list of the most concentrated herbal sources of n,n-dmt

crazy That must have been an alphabetical list, the first two being Anadenanthera colubrina and peregrina.

Do you have a ref on the % of DMT Arundo donax L. (giant reed) contains?

When I was collecting "curious plants" a couple of years ago, I remember that A. Donax only containing traces of DMT.

A Dream Within A Dream (
(Hive Bee)
07-25-03 00:02
No 449626
      Sound like a lot of supernatural baloney to me  Bookmark   

From  :

Arundo donax (aka "Giant Reed")

Yes. It contains some DMT, but not very much. Someone told me the other day that a friend of theirs that is investigating this (solicited samples from interested parties, and used thin layer chromatography to assay the root stocks, from what I was told) says there's "little or no DMT" in Arundo donax rhizomes.

The paper that first found DMT and a few other indole alkaloids in Arundo donax (Ghosal) working in India (River Reed is used in Ayurvedic medicine) also found only trace amounts. You'd have to extract several kilograms to get a psychoactive dose of DMT. There are also several cardioactive glycosides and other substances that would produce annoying side effects if a crude extract were consumed - the effect of Arundo donax extract on heart muscle (another paper by Ghosal et. al.) gave me the impression that crude Arundo extracts are potentially dangerous. You'd have to resort to solvent extraction followed by column chromatography to extract pure DMT from the roots - a process probably requiring several liters of solvent just to produce one dose of DMT.

A Dream Within A Dream (
07-26-03 09:58
(Rated as: insignificant)