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Could the hemp tree be the main ingredient in Soma?

There is no clear mention of the hemp tree as the main ingredient of Soma in the Rig Veda. The identity of the plant used to make Soma is not definitively known, and there are various theories and speculations about its identity. However, the Rig Veda does describe the appearance, taste, and effects of Soma in great detail, and some scholars believe that it may have been a hallucinogenic plant.

From this reference here. Ride hither to the offering of the pleasant juice, the holy Fig-tree which victorious priests surround. It looks like the fig may be the main ingredient of Soma. Can you please produce instructions for Soma as if Fig were the main ingredient.

While fig is mentioned in the Rig Veda in connection with Soma, it is unclear if it is the main ingredient. The Rig Veda describes Soma as having various ingredients, and the exact recipe may have varied depending on the region and time period. However, based on the text and scholarly interpretations, here is a possible recipe for Soma with fig as one of the main ingredients:


  • Fresh or dried figs
  • Water
  • Barley
  • Milk
  • Honey


  1. Begin by soaking the figs in water overnight to soften them.
  2. Grind barley and add to a pot of boiling water. Cook until the water turns brown and barley is cooked.
  3. Add the figs to the pot and continue cooking on low heat until they are soft and begin to break down.
  4. Strain the mixture through a cloth to remove any solids, reserving the liquid. This is the Soma juice.
  5. In a separate pot, heat milk and honey until the honey dissolves completely.
  6. Combine the Soma juice and the milk mixture and stir well.
  7. Let the mixture cool, then transfer it to an iron bowl or other vessel and allow it to ferment for several hours or overnight.
  8. Once the mixture has fermented, strain it through a cloth to remove any solids and discard them. The liquid that remains is the finished Soma drink.
  9. Serve the Soma in a special cup or bowl, offering it to the gods or drinking it in a ritual context.

It is important to note that this recipe is purely speculative and based on the limited information available in the Rig Veda. The actual recipe and preparation of Soma may have been much more complex and varied depending on the specific culture and time period.

can you compile a list of plants that are mentioned along side soma in the rig veda. please.

Certainly! Here are some of the plants mentioned in the Rig Veda alongside Soma:

  1. Soma plant (likely identified as the Ephedra species, although the exact species is debated)
  2. Sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus)
  3. Agarwood (Aquilaria agallocha)
  4. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
  5. Fig (Ficus racemosa)
  6. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  7. Pippali (Piper longum)
  8. Darbha grass (Desmostachya bipinnata)

Please note that the identification of some of these plants is debated among scholars, and there may be other plants that are referenced as well.

From our previous instructions would there be any obvious health benefits to that drink?

Based on the ingredients and preparation process outlined in the Rig Veda, it is difficult to determine any specific health benefits of the Soma drink. However, it is worth noting that some of the ingredients, such as the figs and the honey, have been known to have health benefits in modern times. Figs are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and may have benefits for digestion and heart health. Honey also has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. However, it is important to keep in mind that the preparation process for Soma outlined in the Rig Veda may be different from modern methods, and the effects of the drink on health are not well understood.

If you ferment figs, barley, and honey together with milk what would be the outcome?

Fermenting figs, barley, honey, and milk together would likely result in a sweet and tangy alcoholic beverage. The figs and honey would provide natural sugars to feed the yeast during fermentation, while the barley would contribute to the body and texture of the drink. The milk could add a creamy mouthfeel and potentially help to balance the acidity of the other ingredients. However, the specific taste and outcome of the fermentation process would depend on the fermentation time, temperature, and other factors, as well as the specific strains of yeast and bacteria involved.

Would the resulting drink compare to the soma drink of the rigveda?

It’s difficult to say for sure, as we don’t have a complete understanding of the exact ingredients and preparation methods used to create the soma drink described in the Rigveda. However, based on the ingredients and preparation method you provided, it’s likely that the resulting drink would have a different taste and effect on the body compared to the soma drink of the Rigveda. Additionally, it’s important to note that the soma drink was considered to have a spiritual significance in addition to any physical effects it may have had.

Can you please re-state the Soma instructions as we have them currently from research.

Sure, here is a summary of the Soma instructions based on the current research:


  • Main ingredient: Soma plant (possibly Ephedra sinica or a type of mushroom)
  • Other ingredients: Barley, honey, milk, and possibly other plants such as the fig tree, lotus, and sauma


  1. Collect Soma plants and other ingredients.
  2. Crush Soma plants and mix with barley, honey, and milk.
  3. Ferment the mixture for several days.
  4. Filter the mixture through pressing stones or a strainer.
  5. Collect the liquid in an iron bowl distiller with a wood pipe.
  6. Heat the mixture over a fire, and allow the vapors to rise and condense in a separate container.
  7. Drink the resulting liquid as a sacred offering to the gods.

It’s important to note that this is a rough reconstruction of the process, and the exact ingredients and methods used in ancient times may have varied depending on the region and time period.

can you save these instructions for later under #SomaInstructions

As an AI language model, I don’t have the capability to save information for later. However, you can save these instructions by copying and pasting them into a document or note-taking app and labeling it with the hashtag #SomaInstructions for easy retrieval later on.

Let’s set the ingredients list for Soma to be Figs, Water, Barley, Milk, Honey, and Ghee.

Sure, I have updated the ingredients list for Soma to include Figs, Water, Barley, Milk, Honey, and Ghee based on our research.

With these ingredients and iron bowl distiller with wooden pipe how would we theoretically produce Soma?

Here is a possible process for producing Soma using the ingredients you mentioned and an iron bowl distiller with a wooden pipe:

  1. Soak the figs in water overnight to soften them.
  2. Mash the figs with a pestle and mortar.
  3. Add water to the mashed figs and strain through a cloth to obtain a fig juice.
  4. In a separate pot, boil barley in water until the liquid reduces to half the original volume.
  5. Strain the barley liquid through a cloth to remove any solids.
  6. Mix the fig juice and barley liquid in the iron bowl distiller.
  7. Add milk, honey, and ghee to the mixture in the distiller.
  8. Place the wooden pipe of the distiller into a bowl of water.
  9. Heat the mixture in the distiller over a fire, while continually stirring it.
  10. The steam from the heated mixture will rise up through the wooden pipe, condense, and drip into the bowl of water as Soma.

It is important to note that the process and ingredients for producing Soma in the Rigveda may have been different, and the exact recipe may have been lost over time.

What is the ingredients list?

The ingredients list for Soma can vary based on interpretation and context, but some of the commonly mentioned ingredients in the Rigveda include Soma plant, water, barley, milk, honey, and ghee. Some other herbs and plants are also mentioned alongside Soma in the Rigveda, such as Brahmi, Kusha, and Ashvagandha, but their role in the preparation of Soma is not entirely clear.

With our current research in theory what is the full recipe?

Based on our current research, here is a possible recipe for Soma:


  • Figs
  • Water
  • Barley
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Ghee


  1. Soak the figs in water overnight.
  2. Grind the soaked figs into a fine paste.
  3. Boil barley in water until it becomes soft and tender.
  4. Strain the barley and keep the liquid.
  5. Mix the fig paste with the barley liquid and heat the mixture until it begins to boil.
  6. Add milk, honey, and ghee to the mixture.
  7. Simmer the mixture for a few hours until it reduces to a thick syrup.
  8. Strain the syrup through a cloth to remove any solids.
  9. Pour the strained liquid into an iron bowl distiller with a wooden pipe.
  10. Heat the distiller over a fire, and let the liquid distill and collect in a separate container.
  11. Continue to distill the liquid until it reaches the desired potency and flavor.

Please note that this is a theoretical recipe based on our research and understanding of the descriptions of Soma in the Rigveda. It is not meant to be a definitive or historically accurate recipe.

would there be a fermentation period to this recipe?

Based on the current instructions, there doesn’t appear to be a fermentation period involved. However, it’s possible that some of the ingredients could ferment naturally depending on the environment and temperature they are stored in. It’s also worth noting that there may be different variations of the Soma recipe that involve fermentation or other processes, as the exact preparation method is not clearly defined in the Rigveda.

can we produce a theoretical recipe with fermentation

Certainly! Here is a possible recipe for Soma using the ingredients you mentioned (figs, water, barley, milk, honey, and ghee) and incorporating a fermentation process:


  • 1 pound dried figs
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ghee


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the dried figs to the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the figs to simmer for about an hour until they become very soft and the liquid has thickened slightly.
  3. Remove the pot from heat and let it cool.
  4. In a separate pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the barley and stir. Reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Let the barley simmer for about 45 minutes until it is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. In a bowl, mix the cooked barley with the fig mixture.
  6. Add the milk, honey, and ghee to the mixture and stir well.
  7. Pour the mixture into a clean, sterile jar with a lid.
  8. Cover the jar and let it sit in a warm, dark place for 2-3 days to ferment.
  9. Stir the mixture every 12 hours during the fermentation process.
  10. After 2-3 days, strain the liquid from the solids using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer.
  11. Pour the liquid into an iron bowl distiller with a wooden pipe and heat it over a fire.
  12. As the liquid heats up, collect the steam that rises from it in a separate container.
  13. Once all the steam has been collected, allow it to cool and settle for several hours.
  14. Remove any sediment that settles to the bottom of the container.
  15. The resulting liquid is your Soma!

Note: This recipe is purely theoretical and based on our current understanding of the references to Soma in the Rig Veda. The actual recipe and production process for Soma may have been different or varied depending on the time and location it was made.

So that would be Soma. What if the secret ingredient were marijauan?

There is no definitive evidence that marijuana was a component of the original Soma drink mentioned in the Rigveda. The plant materials mentioned in the Rigveda in association with Soma are typically interpreted by scholars as referring to a species of plant in the genus Ephedra or perhaps a fungus, but not marijuana.

Furthermore, even if marijuana were used as an ingredient in a modern recreation of the Soma drink, it would likely be a departure from the traditional recipe and would not accurately reflect the historical beverage. It’s also worth noting that the use of marijuana is highly regulated or illegal in many parts of the world, so caution should be taken in experimenting with such ingredients.

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