Intoxicating India: Opium Preparation, the film.

The Bishnoi  have an interesting habit: they drink a water based solution of Opium to relieve the rigors of the hard lives they lead and to welcome strangers into their villages. Our host then starts to mix the Opium with water and a little purified butter, this small amount of fat apparently allows the Opium to be dissolved fully in the water. The mixture is then strained twice to remove any particular matter, all of this is done to incantations in the local tongue.

Lucien Grey

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