Changa is a DMT/MAOI-infused smoking blend. (Buy changa online) Typically, extracts from DMT-containing plants are combined with a blend of different herbs and ayahuasca vine and/or leaf to create a mix that is 20–50% DMT, akin to a smokeable ayahuasca.
The effects of Changa are considered by many to be more grounded than just DMT freebase smoked on its own.
Preferably, DMT is extracted from natural sources. However, on some occasions, synthetic DMT is added. In Australia, the acacia tree is the most common source of DMT, for example, Acacia obtusifolia, Acacia confusa or Acacia acuminata. In the rest of the world, most people prefer Mimosa hostilis. Other DMT-containing plants like chaliponga (Diplopterys cabrerana), chakruna (Psychotria viridis) or reed canary grass (Phalaris brachystachys or Phalaris arundinacea) – or a combination of these – might be used as well.
A huge diversity of herbs and plants can be added to the mixture for different reasons: sometimes to give a specific quality to the experience (for example the dream herbs Calea zacatechichi and Silene capensis). Sometimes because of the taste (peppermint, lavender) or because of the looks (blue lotus). Both Deoxy and DMT-Nexus give an overview of different changa additives.
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First DMT is extracted from the plant material. Then the herb mixture is infused with this extract. Different solvents can be used, for example, alcohol or ethanol, but also vinegar and lemon. The herbs are left to dry until the solvent is completely evaporated. This method is known as ‘enhanced leaf’. Other plants and herbs might be treated in a similar manner, to arrive at a mixture that has a stronger effect than the original plant material. Julian Palmer, who coined the name ‘changa’ gives the following ‘original’ recipe:
A DMT-extract from Acacia obtusifolia is added to a herb mix of 30% Banisteriopsis Caapi, 20% mullein (Verbascum thapsus), 20% passionflower (Passiflora incarnate), 20% peppermint (Mentha piperita), 5% calendula (Calendula officinalis) and 5% blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea). All ingredients have been enhanced 10x. Both calendula and blue lotus are added in the end to preserve their original colour and texture. Usually, the DMT percentage of changa is mentioned. 25% DMT is recommended for a first experience. This means 1 gram of changa contains 250mg DMT. For more experienced users this may go up as far as 50% (500mg).