Rivea corymbosa Seeds,
Rivea corymbosa is a large vine with narrow heart shaped leaves and white bell shaped flowers. The plant is identified as the Aztec visionary intoxicant Ololiuhqui, seeds have a long history of use by the natives of Mexico and is perhaps the most common ethnobotanical used by them. In 1941 Richard Evans Schultes first identified Ololiuhqui as Rivea corymbosa. The plant, Convolvulus corymbosa is from tropical Mexico but is now very common in Cuba and other islands of the West Indies.
The ritual and medicinal use of these seeds Little Gods dates back far into the pre-Hispanic period, traditionally the seeds are added to alcohol and left to steep and once drunk the individual can attain hypnotic states. When ingested traditionally they produce a hypnotic state similar to that induce by Ipomoea violacea. Indians report powerful visions, even with very low doses. The main active ingredient ergine has been demonstrated to produce a kind of trance or twilight sleep with dream images.
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