Juniperus macropoda is a species of juniper found in the northwestern Himalaya.
Use: The people living around its native habitat place the leaves and twigs on smoldering charcoal and inhale the smoke below a blanket.
Active constituents: Norpseudoephedrine, a substance that is also present in Kath.
Effects: Stimulating, enhanced mental clarity and performance, which can at the end turn into sleepiness, sleep or depressions. Increased respiratory rate and pulse beat.
Side Effects: Can lead in the beginning to dizziness, gastric complaints, lassitude, depressions and reduced cardiac performance. Excessive use can lead to heart diseases, loss of appetite, reduced sexual drive, delirium.
Suppliers: The plant is offered as incense in specialized stores.