Addictive Potential: Unkown
Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unkown
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: None
Mechanism of Action: not fully understood
Lagochilus inebrians (commonly known as inebriating mint, intoxicating mint, or Turkistan mint) is a member of the mint family. This species is reported to produce intoxicating and sedative effects due to its content of the diterpenoid lagochiline. It is used as such by Tajik, Tatar, Turkoman, and Uzbek tribesman during feasts and holidays. It is traditionally consumed as a tea. The tea is usually sweetened with honey or sugar to make it taste better.
According to sagewisdom.org, “…it can be steeped in alcohol to make a tincture (vodka works fine for this). Less herb is needed per dose when it is taken as a tincture because alcohol is more effective than water at extracting the active constituents. Depending on the method of preparation used and strength of effects desired, dosages may range from approximately 5 to 30 grams.”
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions:
More study is needed to understand the full spectrum of side effects, adverse reactions, and addiction potential.