How to Store Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark?


Mimosa hostilis is a drought-tolerant shrub native to Brazil and Southern Mexico. Its roots produce and store a substance known as DMT, which is highly toxic and produces hallucinations when consumed. The bark's dark color is also used to stain leather during tanning.

Step 1

Sit the bark out in a well-ventilated room for 48 hours to make sure it is completely dry.

Step 2

Place the bark in glass mason jars and cover the jars tightly with jar lids.

Step 3

Store in a cool, dark place such as a kitchen pantry.

Things You'll Need

  • Glass mason jars
  • Jar lids


  • "Earthwise: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants"; Matthew Wood; 2008
  • Encyclopedia Britannica: Mimosa Hostilis
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