What is LSA? Extraction guide!

If I were to describe LSA in one word, I would call it, activation. Throughout my recent months of dabbling with psychedelics as agents of evolution, a friend proposed a great idea! He, in his own conquest for exploring altered states of consciousness, had discovered a legal psychedelic (in the UK) – a seed named ‘Hawaiian baby Woodrose‘ containing the natural psychoactive substance LSA – colloquially placed in the same boat as the ‘Morning Glorys‘. Biological differences aside, the biggest alluring factor of the Hawaiin baby Woodrose deflecting from the psychoactive Morning Glory was the reduced quantity of seeds that needed consuming, to experience the effects of LSA. Consuming several hundred MG seeds were long gone.

Caution must be taken with the preparation of HBWR seeds as the husk contains CYANIDE and must be prepared safely. Read further to learn how I bypass nausea and Cyanide poisoning completely for a euphoric, sedated high!

HBWR, Argyreia nervosa, requires just a few seeds to feel the Lysergic Acid Amide get to work, binding with the Serotonin in the brain as the partial agonist LSA is. Much like the serotonergic binding of Psilocin, the counterpart of the compound Psilocybin found in Mushrooms of the Psilocybe genus, this is the way the psychoactivity is initiated in the brain.

As I write this, I am feeling a very heavy dose of 25 Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds. Allow me to tell you what they are, how they work, a little history about them and how I am feeling at present, under the influence of this substance.

Credit: Google – Hawaiian baby Woodrose seeds (argyreia nervosa)

What is LSA?

LSA, or d-lysergic acid amide, is a naturally occurring psychedelic substance of the lysergamide class. LSA is an ergot alkaloid and the main psychoactive constituent of Argyreia nervosa as stated already.

Who first tested LSA?

LSA was described in 1932 and in 1947 it was synthesised and tested by Albert Hofmann – the grandfather of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide). Albert is best knows for the discovery of LSD and for his hallucinatory bike ride home from his laboratory after the first administering of his newly generated, mind-altering substance.

When was it detected in HBWR seeds?

In 1970, LSA was detected in HBWR seeds – which had formerly been sold on the streets as Mescaline – the psychoactive substance found in the Peyote Cactus and many other Cacti.


  • Grind seeds in a coffee bean grinder to a dusty consistency
  • Allow them to soak for 24hrs in cold water, at room temperature, in a glass or jar
  • Once you notice the LSA sitting about an inch from the bottom of the glass or jar as a darker, denser layer of liquid – the separation has been successful
  • Filter the water into a glass through a paper coffee filter
  • Filter once more, to remove any infiltrating toxic particles
  • Filter a third time to be sure your extraction is clean!
  • Consume hot or cold
The separation you are looking for! Behold, beautiful LSA.

How does one feel on LSA?

Honestly – amazing! Its low vibration is pleasant, heavy in the body and light on the head. There aren’t any visuals to be experienced, so don’t be anticipating anything remotely similar to the hallucinations of Psilocybin, DMT or LSD. What you do get, though, is a wonderful body high, implying an enormous sense of content and cognitive sharpness with absolute calm, blissfulness, euphoria, a heightened sense of oneness and an increased sense of capabilty. The feeling is quite spiritual, and I have experienced a feeling of ‘meeting myself’ under LSA. I mean, psychedelics do show us to ourselves.

What can be done on LSA? How can it be enjoyed?

On LSD I feel I am capable of doing absolutely anything – and here I am writing a blog post in one take under the enhanced psychological conditioning the LSA has set upon me. In my opinion, this is a sedating high which encourages an individual to sit back, relax, and become practical in whichever manner they may feel is appropriate. Or, they may feel the need to simply do nothing. It really is a nice feeling without any anxiety or confusion – at least in my experience. The body load is harsh and the adventure is a joy to roll with. I like to focus and get shit done under the influence of LSA. You could do the shopping, hang out with friends, visit a relative in hospital and beyond without raising alarm bells. The pupils become dilated but that’s it.

Its effects arrive inconsistently and it’s hard to gauge a precise onset time, although the Psychonaut Wiki suggests an onset period of 30-120 minutes, a peak of 2-7 hours, an offset of 1-2 hours and after effects of 1-3 hours. This is a lengthy procedure that should warrant a similar time gap one would give for any other psychedelic experience. I concur I am feeling ultra heavy right now in synergy with this report.

Credit: Psychonaut Wiki

5 hours into my trip I am now feeling my offset of the peak, which was very heavy and sedative. I have been enjoying music, an increased sense of perception, an acute feeling of oneness with the tasks I’m engaged with and an even greater sense of fulfillment overall. Life feels great right now. I plan to enjoy a few more hours of this experience before it dissipates into the night. I hope you don’t mind the maladroit report I’m concluding this post with – I feel there is nothing more to elaborate!

Remember, do not chew them, do not swallow them, for their husks contain CYANIDE. Follow my extraction guide and you will be just fine.

Enjoy your LSA!