Due to the numerous articles discussing different dosages, effects and even preparation methods, it can be confusing for new Botanical users where to start. If you are new to Botanical, you may have to do some trial and error initially before you achieve the best dose that works for you, starting off at a low dose and gradually increasing the amount. It’s best to be well-informed. If you don’t have much experience using this wonderful herb, this guide will discuss & outline all the important topics on how to use Botanical to achieve the best results.
Botanical powder is usually ingested instead of being smoked. There are different ways to consume it:
Toss n’ Wash Method. This is the fastest, simplest way to consume Botanical. This is done by measuring your desired dose and pouring it into your mouth. Immediately follow it with a gulp of water and swill it before swallowing. You may divide your dose into a couple of mouthfuls instead of doing it in one go. It is because of the less Botanical powder in your mouth, the easier it is to swill & swallow. This method requires minimal preparation and the best method to feel fast effects.
Tea Method. This is done by boiling the Botanical powder in water for 30 minutes. Allow it to sit & strain the liquid. Some users reported that they felt better using this method, with more consistent effects, however, obviously it’s time-consuming to prepare. The taste is not too bad and can be consumed hot or cold. Another way is to mix your dose with hot water, strain the leaf residue and drink the strained liquid. Though fairly effective, this type of tea method can sometimes limit certain aspects of the effect.
Users reported that the analgesic effect of Botanical is slightly minimized. However, the stimulating sensation of the tea seems to be more pronounced. If you want to use Botanical in tea form, it is best to do experimentation to determine the difference in effects.
Add to Yogurt. Some users recommend this method to mask the taste of the Botanical powder. However, it’s best to take Botanical on an empty stomach to achieve the effects.
Add to Protein Shake. This is somewhat similar to adding Botanical with yogurt. The difference is that you’ll be taking it with more calories. Some users claim to have better effects taking a protein shake with Botanical.
Capsule Form. This method is a convenient way if you want to avoid the taste of Botanical. But there is a drawback to using this method. Capsules come in different sizes. A size 00 capsule can only hold 0.5 grams of powder. So if your desired dosage is 5 grams, you need to take 10 capsules to achieve the desired effect. However, Botanical capsules are very convenient, especially when you are on the go.
These are some of the most common methods to take Botanical powder. Take your pick and discover which works best for you.