Amor fati's Compendium for the Extraction of Jurema

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The extraction of DMT and its analogous mixtures, deemed spice, has long been a cornerstone of modern psychonautical and entheogenic practice. In particular, extraction from the high-yielding, low fat root bark of Mimosa tenuiflora--or MHRB, otherwise known as Jurema--has played a most pivotal role in providing an abundant and reliable source to further the development of various means of rendering and administering spice. Though the bulk of the history regarding this development has unfortunately hinged on the use of hazardous or otherwise unwholesome chemicals common to the production of less savory substances, recent years prior to the authorship of this tek have seen a boom in less toxic, nontoxic and even food grade methods of extraction among other faculties of refinery--many with an astounding capacity for efficiency.

It is the goal of this tek not to simply shed the use of toxic chemicals; rather, the tek seeks to comprehensively illustrate a modern and efficient means of extraction that doesn't require one to go too far out of one's way or bog down one's extraction experience unnecessarily by requiring a hodgepodge of questionable chemicals for which the operator may not ever have any real use for in one's household. If one considers the possibilities of entering the world of entheogenic extraction with a fresh mindset, devoid of the expectation that hazardous chemicals are necessary to that process, the prospect of using such chemicals would hardly be an attractive one and more ready-at-hand materials may be considered.

In this tek, we will explore the implementation of Limtek as alternative to traditionally high volume water-intensive A/B teks that notoriously require at least a hazardous base like lye. Then we will consider the use of various alternative solvents, typically comprising oils like limonene or various types of vegetable oil, as alternatives to odorous and hazardous petroleum based solvents. Finally, we will explore various means of obtaining a administrable extract, whether by salting with food grade acids, or by going a step further to obtain freebase--a process hinging on various manner of implementing of sodium carbonate. More toxic materials like IPA or Heptane may come into play, depending on the route chosen, but one may find even those staples of the extraction community unnecessary with a bit of skillful application.

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Source Material:
  • d-H2O
  • 2 regular-mouth quart mason jars
  • 1 32oz HDPE bottle
  • Cheese cloth (or other form of cotton fiber)
  • Suggested Equipment:
    • Crockpot
    • Food dehydrator
    • Separatory device and/or freezer
    • Evaporation dish
    • Small container for preparing FASW
    • Larger HDPE or glass jug for salting

Suggested Methods of Administration

Typically, once completing an extraction, the operator may wish to bioassay the product to ensure the quality of product achieved in order to gauge the methods utilized, so having supplies on hand to facilitate such experimentation is essential to the operator's repertoire. To familiarize the reader with cheap and effective methods of pursuing such experimentation the following has been included:

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The Inspirator mkII ->

An improvised convection heated vaporizer for administration of freebase product by inspiration.

  • Convection heating is considerably the most esteemed method of vaporization, producing a cool vapor while typically protecting the product from overheating or burning from exposure to flame or by conduction.
  • A bubbler is also recommended for helping to maintain a consistently cool vapor.
Juremala ->

A method of potentiation for altering and in some ways maximizing the effects of a jurema extract, facilitating a broader set of options for administration.

  • While a multitude of methods exist for the same purposes, the method outlined seeks to maximize the potency of the substances in use.
  • Harmaloids, while typically components of traditional entheogenic brews, need not be swallowed as in the traditional manner to catalyze the effects of such in potentiation of spice, which likewise, need not be swallowed.
  • Absorption of substances by the oral mucosa localizes them in closer proximity to the brain and forgoes the inconsistencies of the digestive tract, ensuring the effects ascribed to the dosage administered.

Extraction of Jurema

Materials Preparation
Cheesecloth filter in place.
  1. Prepare a funnel from a 32oz HDPE bottle by cutting off the bottom.
  2. Cut a strip of cheesecloth, and roll it up loose enough to fit in the neck of the bottle and provide a filter.
    • Any sort of cotton can be used so long as it seals the opening from particulates and isn't so tight as to hinder the passage of liquids.
Placement of jar on blender.
Blade assembly threaded onto jar.
  1. Prepare MHRB for pulverization by breaking up by hand or any other method suitable.
  2. Add 100g MHRB to a regular-mouth quart mason jar.
  3. Attach blender blade assembly and pulverize contents thoroughly.
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The process of pulverization is of course meant for cases in which shredded or whole MHRB is in use; however, the same method may be applied for mixing the contents for extraction.

MHRB moistened with vinegar.
The moistened basified mixture.
Thorough lime/MHRB mixture, still in need of H2O.
A/B Reaction:
  1. Thoroughly moisten pulverized or powdered MHRB with vinegar by stirring or blending in a mason jar.
  2. Heat the contents by partially submerging the jar in a hot water bath while stirring frequently for aprx. an hour.
  3. Continue heating and add lime and water, stirring continuously to ensure an even mixture, adding only enough water to render a doughy mixture.
Basified mixture submerged in oil.
NPS Flush:
  1. Add enough NPS of choice to contents of jar so that the mixture is completely submerged, and continue to heat and stir to satisfaction.
  2. Decant NPS into THP to filter and collect in a clean and empty mason jar.
  1. Combine NPS with a proportionally larger volume of dilute acid in a jug and shake vigorously.
    • Either aprx. 200mL FASW containing at least. 1g fumaric acid or ~5:1 water with vinegar.
  2. Allow to settle and collect the polar layer for evaporation, recycling NPS for re-use.
  3. Repeat NPS wash and salting process at least twice before pouring the entire content of the jar into THP, allowing residual solvent to drain for collection.
Separatory Methods
For most purposes, freezing the nonpolar/polar mixture after a thorough, vigorous salting will bring about a complete separation without the trouble of breaking emulsions.
  • Freezing will also enable the nonpolar layer to be decanted from the frozen polar layer, which can then be rinse with a more viscous nonpolar or less polar solvent like limonene or IPA (separately or together in sequence) to help remove residual oil.
  • Gelling may occur with vegetable oil, in which case shaking and/or squeezing the salting container may be employed to remove the gel from the frozen solid polar layer.
  • If residual oil remains, a separatory device may aid in preventing any from contaminating the end product, though contamination may be removed from the solid salted product at such a stage if necessary.
Alternatively, a separatory funnel, culinary separator, or pipette may be employed in conjunction with emulsion breaking techniques.

Purification of Jurema Extract

Materials Preparation:

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Sodium carbonate on left and bicarbonate on right, both in oversaturated solutions.
After vs Before the conversion. Sodium carbonate on left and bicarbonate on right. Notice how carbonate is more grainy and bicarbonate more loose/fluffy
  1. Weigh your sodium bicarbonate, and put it onto a non-aluminum pan or oven-safe dish.
  2. Place in the oven at 400ºF (205ºC) for one hour to one hour and a half to release CO2 and water. Alternatively you can put in a stainless steel (dont use any other material!) pot on the stovetop, 20mins should be enough. Be careful because the powder will be VERY hot, leave it to cool down for a while.
  3. The resulting material should have lost around 20% of the original weight. It will be of a slightly less powdery consistency, closer to sugar than flour. If it didnt lose a third of the original weigh, leave it for longer in the oven
    • sodium carbonate feels a bit looser and grainier than bicarbonate, and in an oversaturated solution, sodium bicarbonate will remain powdery while sodium carbonate tends to rock up.
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This can also be done on a stove top/oven ring in a pot and take around 10 minutes to completely dehydrate

Fumarate Wash:
Freebase Conversion:


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