Saturday, July 16, 2011
Rare Drug Profile: Jenkem
Scientific Name: Feces, urine (methane).
Effects: Auditory/visual hallucinations.
Description: Jenkem is a hallucinogenic substance made from fermented human excrement. The active compound is methane gas, which produces symptoms like dizziness and hallucinations when inhaled. While Jenkem is a real phenomenon among poor Zambian children, reports of an American jenkem epidemic have been debunked as a hoax.
Methods of Ingestion: Inhalation.
Side Effects/Risks: Fecal/oral contamination, hypoxia.
Sample Trip Report: "It lasts about an hour. With glue, I just hear voices in my head. But with Jenkem, I see visions. I see my mother who is dead and I forget about the problems in my life." (BBC News)
BBC News: World: Africa Children High on Sewage
Posted by Mary Microgram at 7:44 PM