Making your own Calea Zacatechichi capsules is really a simple process. Here are some instructions and tips from my own experience that I hope you will find helpful.
What You Definitely Need
Calea Zacatechichi (also called dream herb or simply Calea Z)
Something to the grind the leaves with
Lots of spare time
What’s Very useful to Have But Not Necesssary
A real Grinder
The essential steps are as simple as this:
- Grind The Leaves
- Place Into Capsules
Tips on the Process
Having a real grinder will save heaps of time.
You can crush up the leaves with an assortment of random objects. I once used the bottom of a saltshaker to crush the leaves against a plate, which I then placed in a bowl, which then later I grinded again by pressing and turning the leaves between the bowl and the bottom of the saltshaker. It took over an hour to do this for 10 grams.
How do actually get the Calea Zacatechichi into the capsules?
Once you’ve crushed up the leaf thoroughly, remove one end of the capsule and place it into the bowl of crushed leafs and “scoop” it into the open capsule. You’ll want to then …
Pack as much Calea Zacatechichi as you can into each capsule.
Use a small pointed object to push as much leaf into each capsule as you can. A chopstick works well for this. Scoop up the leaf, push it down, scoop some more, push it down…and then close the capsule.
Use a Scale To Determine Exactly How Many Grams You’re Working With
While I don’t think it’s possible to overdoze on Calea Z, knowing how many grams you’re working with is a just a sensible, responsible thing to do. It’s nice to be able to report the experience in terms of specific dosage intake, and will give you a good idea of what works for you in the future. You can buy small digital scales from Ebay that are good for this purpose. Another option is simply to buy a 10 gram bag and use it entirely for capsules. No need to bother with a scale and you can easily determine how much is in each gram by dividing the number of grams used with the number of capsules used.
Will taking all these capsules hurt my stomach?
I’ve not heard any reports of calea z capsule ingestion causing stomach pain. If this has happened to you, please share your experience with the rest of us.
Personally, this was a big concern of mine when I took a large dosage in capsule form; however I felt nothing in my stomach. (you can read my post titled Calea Zacatechichi: Smoking, Drinking, and Encapsulating the Dream Herb for more on that experience.)