I noticed the amazing energetically cleansing effect it had on my lower chakras after the 2nd time smoking this. It's powerful stuff, no doubt. I now understand why it's such an important ally for shamans - for all the right reasons too. I've yet to consume it in a really traditional way other than chewing on a wad of it. A tiny swallow of juice was a bit too powerful of an experience for me but the cleansing effect is worth it. Treat this stuff with respect!