Changa (chang-ah) is a smoking blend of herbs infused with DMT. At its foundation, changa is a mix of naturally sourced DMT and ayahuasca vine/leaf (Banisteriopsis caapi). These two ingredients are then typically mixed with other herbs. Altogether they synergize to give changa its unique character and healing power. All in all, the purpose of changa is to offer a more accessible way of smoking DMT than freebase DMT crystals so that the users can get more therapeutic benefits out of it.
Julian Palmer invented changa in the early 2000s in Australia as he was experimenting with new forms of DMT administration. Thus, changa is a relatively new substance in psychedelic culture. It first became popular in Australia and gained wider recognition through the psytrance scene. Since then, changa’s notoriety has continued to grow due to its ease of use and longer duration compared to smoking freebase DMT crystal.
All You Need To Know About Changa DMT\
- Changa is a smoking blend that combines a DMT containing plant (typically naturally occurring), Banisteriopsis caapi and a medley of other herbs. The herbs are infused with DMT. The mix is dissolved into alcohol or any form of ethanol. Then, it’s completely dried and smoked.
- Julian Palmer invented changa in the early 2000s in Australia.
- He created changa as an easier, more pleasant way to smoke DMT than freebase DMT crystals. It has a gentler approach, a longer duration, and many think that it has a broader range of psychedelic effects than freebase DMT crystals.
- The name for “changa” came to Palmer during an ayahuasca ceremony. It is an Australian slang word.
- There are many possible recipes for changa. Users around the world experiment with their own.
- Banisteriopsis caapi is the primary herb, also used to make ayahuasca, and usually consists of at least 1/3 of the recipe.
- A classic recipe includes: mullein (20% ), passionflower (20%), peppermint (20%), calendula (5%), and blue lotus (5% ). One can also create changa with the DMT containing plant and Banisteriopsis caapi only.
- DMT is classified as an illegal drug in most countries, which makes changa illegal. However, cultivating plants that contain DMT is usually legal. Check local laws.
WHAT IS CHANGA?Changa is a smoking blend of naturally sourced DMT, ayahuasca vine/leaf (B.caapi), and other herbs. The primary herb in changa is the ayahuasca vine. It typically makes up 1/3 of the recipe and activates the other plants in the mix. The experience typically lasts about 15 minutes, but there are ways of extending the high up to 30-40 minutes. (See: Common Way to Use Changa.) Originally, changa consisted of a blend of herbs infused with DMT sourced from Acacia obtusifolia bark. The Mimosa hostilis, however, is going to be the DMT source for most of the changa blends today. Though one could use synthetic DMT, in theory, the combination of naturally sourced DMT, the harmala alkaloids from the ayahuasca vine (B.caapi), and an “intelligent alchemy” of other herbs potentiate changa’s psychedelic, healing effects. Technically, any herb can be added into changa, and users around the world design their blends.Furthermore, the act of smoking versus drinking changes the way the body processes the substance. When drinking ayahuasca, the enzymes are inhibited in the stomach then the effects spread throughout the body. Changa, since one smokes it, works differently. By smoking, the lungs absorb the blend directly, and it goes straight to the brain. This system creates a unique effect overall.The theory behind changa: very small amounts of smoked harmine can produce as much as a “50% MAO-A inhibition.”Let’s unpack that sentence.Vocab’ BreakAn alkaloid: A member of a large group of chemicals that are made by plants and have nitrogen in them. Nicotine is a well-known alkaloid and so is morphine.Harmine: A hallucinogenic alkaloid found in a variety of plants around the world. Banisteriopsis caapi, used for ayahuasca and changa, contains harmine. The plant acts through the harmala alkaloids by inhibiting the MAO-A.MAO-A: An enzyme in the brain that breaks down neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline, adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. It’s a key function is in ensuring that the brain is working properly. Drugs that inhibit MAO-A and MAO-B are used clinically to treat psychiatric and neurological disorders. The way the harmine alkaloid affects serotonin results in the psychedelic effect. This may also be how it works therapeutically.Harmine and tetrahydroharmine from the ayahuasca vine are the key alkaloids in changa. They synergize well with DMT in lo