Ask Erowid

Ask a Question


Find an answer:

View By Category

Search Ask Erowid
Search Vaults


Enter a keyword in the search field above to look up a question or answer on a specific topic.

Off-Site Psychoactive Question Resources
  Ask Dr Shulgin

Resources at Erowid
  Plants & Drugs
  Freedom & Law
  Mind & Spirit
  Arts & Sciences
  Library / Bookstore
  What's New
  About Erowid
  .

Most Recently Answered QuestionsNameDate
Is LSD available in 2014 on the black market? Ronson Feb 27 2014
Who decides the "abuse liability" of a drug that the government is considerin... ims Jan 13 2014
Do audio recordings from the Good Friday experiment exist? T. Washington Aug 14 2013


Random Question

Q: Can I get high from smoking banana peels? I read that on a couple of webpages. I highly doubt it's true, but if there's anywhere I could find out the TRUTH it'd be here. :)
thanks.

A: Nope, though there are persistent reports of people who say you can get high from smoking banana peels (or bananas, or extracted bananas), this is a myth has been around since the late 1960s. There are no psychoactive components in banana peels, despite scientific names such as "banandine" being created to perpetuate the myth. Smoking just about anything is likely to make one feel light-headed, but this is not the same as getting high.



There are a couple of possible sources of this rumor. One suggested source was a prank letter submitted to and published in the Berkeley Barb in March 1967. Donovan's folk classic Mellow Yellow is also cited as an early version of the story. The myth was repeated in the Anarchist Cookbook and has since spread on the web. Regardless of how many places repeat the myth, it is not true.



peace,

fire

Asked By : scroumf
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 12 / 14 / 2000
Last Edited Date : 1 / 24 / 2004
Question ID : 1620

Categories: [ Myths ]




Ask Erowid v1.7 - Jul, 2005

(content and html © the Vaults of Erowid. Please ask permission before publicly reproducing.)