In the past I've made a tea from the ingredients of sukha nidhaan i.e. boiling a few small green lachis, saunf, cinnamon stick, javentry, black pepper, cloves and a few sukha leaves and for 20 minutes. You are right in that it doesn't buzz you all over the shop.
I found it really good as an anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, relaxant. Also, seems really good for nerve pain.
Do you know how long the nihangs raggarh it? And what prayers they might recite when they do it?
PS- I also found pasted poppy seeds (in a mortar and pestle) boiled with milk and with some black pepper and keeo to be a very subtle but potent relaxant.
PS - some of those ingredients actually inhibit some of the intoxicating effects of sukha (i.e. cloves and black pepper), so it's more thought out than some might imagine.
Yeah you would think you'd get all lazy but not at all. I honestly didn't feel anything other than internal calmness and focus. I believe the original maryada is to put 5 leaves but some people go a little overboard. It tastes like a desi milkshake only with a cannabis aftertaste. Pretty easy to make, you should try it out.
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I have actually had the opportunity to drink Degh with Nihangs. I felt relaxed, calm, and kinda focused. It kills that anxiety knot-like feeling you get in your stomach. Because of this, I always thought of it as a way to calm your nerves before battle. Imagine preparing yourself to launch an attack against some Mughal, Afghan, or some other adversary. The anticipation, unless you're at a high level of bhakti, will get to anyone. Your heart would probably be beating out of your chest, some may even shake and feel jumpy. Drinking Degh essentially eliminates that feeling completely and allows you to focus in on the task at hand.
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