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Botanical name: Heimia Salicifolia
Other names: Sinicuichi, Elixir of the Sun, Shrubby YellowCrest

The most common traditional preparation method was as a fermented tea. The wilted fresh leaves were added to a cup of cold water, or the dried leaves steeped in a cup of hot water, and then allowed to ferment in the sun for 24hrs. After that, they are strained and the juices squeezed out to produce a visionary tea.  About 10g is good “as a starting point to initiate the shaman in the spirit world.”

Another common (perhaps more recent) way to ingest Sun Opener is a smoke.

Another traditional use is as a thick medicinal salve that is used to cover open wounds, stop bleeding and promote healing. This salve is prepared in the same way as the fermented tea, except the tea is left to evaporate into a thick paste.  The juice of the fresh leaves was also applied to the skin to repel mosquitoes and other insects.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimia_salicifolia, Happy High Herbs by Ray Thorpe 7th ed, http://www.erowid.org/plants/sinicuichi/sinicuichi_faq.shtml, entheology.com

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Sun Opener Precautions

No hangover or serious side effects are known; except that with over-indulgence you may notice a golden yellow tinge to your vision the following day. Constant to excessive use may eventually hamper short-term memory. Avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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