Morning Glory Seeds – Ipomoea Violacea Legal High

Morning glory vines are both decoration and pervasive pest, but people may not be aware that a compound in the seeds of these plants is associated with drug effects similar to that of LSD. Morning glory seeds contain alkaloids, which some may attempt to consume for a legal high. The primary psychoactive substance in the morning glory plant is ergine, or D-lysergic acid amide (LSA).

The intoxicating effects of LSA are somewhat like the effects of D-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD); however, side effects may be more severe.

Seeds of the morning glory plant have been used since ancient times in ritual ceremonies. For example, the Maya used the plant in a beverage to facilitate communication with the spirits to predict the future or to come to an understanding of otherwise incomprehensible events.

Though eating morning glory flowers may not be directly toxic, in large enough quantities, consuming the seeds can lead to diarrhea and hallucinations. A concentrated LSA extract may be abused by some.1 Many online drug forums provide discussions about extracting botanical LSA for recreational use, especially from an even more potent source than morning glories, the Hawaiian Baby Woodrose plant.

How Is LSA Abused?

Because LSA is touted to have a high like that of LSD but is not a controlled substance, many online forums proclaim it to be a good way to get a similar high without the legal risks of “acid”—itself a Schedule I drug. However, as reported by, people frequently get sick consuming large enough amounts of the seeds before they can reach the high they are seeking. (See below for side effects.)

Because morning glory seeds can be purchased legally from nurseries, garden supplies, and other retail settings, they are relatively easy to obtain. This ease of access may lend itself to LSA experimentation by adolescents and teens, which can be quite unsafe. In 2016, several teens in Massachusetts ended up in the emergency room after attempting to get high from LSA, leading the Superintendent of Public Schools in Seekonk, MA to alert parents to the danger on the local police department website.

Users of morning glory or Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds will often take many seeds and put them in a coffee grinder, add them to a food or beverage, and consume them. 

Effects and Side Effects of LSA Abuse

LSA can cause:

  • Hallucinations.
  • Visual distortions.
  • Elevated mood
  • Sense of deep insight.

Effects are usually felt within 20 to 40 minutes and peak within 3 to 4 hours. Effects usually disappear within about 8 hours. 

While some of the effects may be positive, many people who abuse morning glory seeds will quickly begin to experience uncomfortable symptoms before they even begin to feel high. For example, they might develop nausea and vomiting shortly after taking the drug.Other uncomfortable side effects include:,

  • Diarrhea.
  • Cramping in the stomach.
  • Gas.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Dilated pupils.
  • Anxiety.
  • Paranoia.

Fatalities from LSA abuse are uncommon and, when they do happen, are often the result of self-harm resulting from severe agitation.

The seeds of several varieties of Morning Glory (Ipomoea Violacea) contain a naturally occurring tryptamine called Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA), which is closely related to LSD.

Our Morning Glory seeds have had no chemicals added to them.

20g (approx 500 seeds)


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