Mimosa Hostilis is Uncontrolled in the United States, however, it is not approved for human consumption. This is a gray area of the law because the seeds contain, DMT, which is a Schedule I.
Addictive Potential: None
Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: None
Mechanism of Action: Increases serotonin when combined with an MAOI
The Mimosa hostilis tree is also known as Tepezcohuite, Jurema, Jurema Preta, Black Jurema, and Vinho de Jurema. The root-bark of the plant contains concentrations of tryptamines including DMT. When Mimosa Hostilis root bark is combined with an MAOI, like syrian rue seeds, it becomes an orally active entheogenic brew that reportedly produces subjective effects similar to those of traditional ayahuasca.
Mimosa Hostilis is currently legal to buy, sell, and possess in the United States.
General MAOI warnings. When ingested orally, MAOIs inhibit the catabolism of dietary amines. Sufficient intestinal MAO-A inhibition can lead to hypertensive crisis, when foods containing tyramine are consumed (so-called “cheese syndrome”), or hyperserotonemia if foods containing tryptophan are consumed. The amount required to cause a reaction exhibits great individual variation and depends on the degree of inhibition, which in turn depends on dosage and selectivity.
The exact mechanism by which tyramine causes a hypertensive reaction is not well understood, but it is assumed that tyramine displaces norepinephrine from the storage vesicles. This may trigger a cascade in which excessive amounts of norepinephrine can lead to a hypertensive crisis. Another theory suggests that proliferation and accumulation of catecholamines causes hypertensive crises.