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What is burundanga and what are its effects

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
What is burundanga and what are its effects

Scopolamine, also known as burundanga or bunga bunga, is a tropane alkaloid drug that overrides the will of whoever ingests it, so the person who consumes it becomes completely submissive to the orders of others; moreover, it also causes sleepiness and memory loss. These dangerous properties have made this drug the perfect choice for sex offenders and criminals who can then easily manipulate their victims.

This is how bunga bunga, or burundanga, has become the queen of nightclubs. It can be blended perfectly with a drink or placed in a tissue to be sniffed. In this article we explain in detail on OneHowTo what is burundanga and what are its effects.

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  1. What is bunga bunga exactly?
  2. How does scopolamine act on the body?
  3. How can scopolamine be administered?
  4. How to prevent consumption of burundanga

What is bunga bunga exactly?

Scopolamine, burundanga or bunga bunga is a highly toxic drug which is extracted from Solanaceae plants - that is, nightshade-, especially henbane, Devil's snare or Jimson weed and Angel's trumpet. This alkaloid substance has been used for centuries by some pre-Columbian cultures for various rites, besides being currently used by many shamans.

In dose under 300 mg, this substance is also used in modern Western medicine as a local analgesic, antispasmodic, for the prevention and treatment of vomiting, among other uses. However, burundanga has spread beyond laboratories and hit the street with much darker purposes: to override the will of those who consume it and to manipulate that person without any resistance.

This is why scopolamine is used largely by rapists and criminals, who can subdue the victim and make them unable to remember clearly what has happened.

What is burundanga and what are its effects - What is bunga bunga exactly?

How does scopolamine act on the body?

Burundanga, or bunga bunga, is a rapid gastrointestinal absorption drug which has an almost immediate effect on the human body. A few minutes after its intake the victim will experience a depressant effect on the central and peripheral nervous system, which results in a state of drowsiness and severe amnesia. In this state, the person is able to execute orders but unable to deny or question them.

Having been administered burundanga, a person can withdraw money from an ATM and give it to a criminal, and lose every power to consent to sex. Besides the absence of will, those taking bunga bunga manifest other symptoms such as dilated pupils, tachycardia, stupor, urinary retention, dry mouth, thirst, trouble speaking or swallowing, among other signals. If an excessive dose is administered, it can cause seizures, arrhythmia, vascular collapse, severe depression and even, in extreme cases, death.

The effects of this drug can last between 1 and 2 hours depending on the dose administered. One aspect that complicates its detection, even when someone suspects they have been drugged with scopolamine, is that it disappears from the blood about 30 minutes after ingestion, and leaves no trace in the urine beyond 12 hours of consuming approximately.

What is burundanga and what are its effects - How does scopolamine act on the body?

How can scopolamine be administered?

The drug is an odorless and tasteless, and therefore is very easy to administered by various routes. It is usually administered orally - mixed in drinks - inhaled by smell when placed on handkerchiefs, or topically, i.e. just by touching an area in which scopolamine has been placed.

After ingestion, the drug takes 3 to 5 minutes to start acting on the body.

What is burundanga and what are its effects - How can scopolamine be administered?

How to prevent consumption of burundanga

It is clear that the effects of burundanga are highly dangerous and who ingests it is likely to become a victim of manipulation, theft, vandalism, kidnapping or rape.

It is not easy to protect yourself against an invisible drug that acts so quickly; however, some recommendations can still be useful. We suggest:

  • Do not buy or use scopolamine at all.
  • If you own or manage a nightclub, or similar place, keep your eyes open and watch for suspicious activity. If you are a bartender, keep close control of the bar. Protect your customers.
  • Keep your drink and food in sight at all times when you attend a party or event. Do not leave your drink alone or neglect what you drink at any time.
  • Do not accept drinks from strangers nor invitations to ingest anything.
  • Although it may appear somewhat paranoid, it is best to avoid picking up papers or advertisements on the street. Do not accept flyers in night clubs and nightspots as they may have traces of drugs that come into contact with your body through the skin.
  • Go out to clubs and parties in the safety of a group and avoid disappearing without saying where you're going. Even to going to the bathroom with company is convenient. Watch out for your friends.
  • Women tend to be more targeted with these kinds of drugs: Go out and have fun, but stay on guard. Protect each other, and warn if you suspect someone.
  • If you suspect you've been drugged with burundanga, go immediately to someone nearby that you trust so you can get help and move to a safer place. Remember that the effects are quick. The same applies if you suspect that someone else has been administered scopolamine.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Michael Coppenhaghen.
I don't frequent bars, or anything of that nature. My drink is water but even at that water can be spiked as indiscriminately as an alcoholic drink. I certainly will be very mindful when I travel through Ecuador, and especially Quito. I've know of the drug and it's indigenous to Columbiam and the Columbian people with trees on their properties are scared of the flower.
Ms.Ginia Glover
I got the informatin casue the drug name and article was send to my email so I read up on it thanks I don't go to nite clubs an don't drink but I did pass the information on
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