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Psychedelic Synergy
Calamus & Kratom
by the_jackalope
Citation:   the_jackalope. "Psychedelic Synergy: An Experience with Calamus & Kratom (exp110607)". Erowid.org. Oct 20, 2017. erowid.org/exp/110607

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
2 Tbsp buccal Calamus (roots)
  T+ 0:30 500 mg oral Kratom (ground / crushed)

BODY WEIGHT: 110 lb


Having successfully achieved mild psychedelic effects from chewing calamus before, I decided to see how it would be with another favorite herbal staple of mine.

About half an hour after chewing a small handful of calamus root (which was spat out to avoid becoming violently ill), I consumed about a half gram of green maeng da kratom. The resulting state was noticeably more visual and dreamlike. The visuals were reminiscent of a low dose of a classic psychedelic, and the kratom added a sense of floating and warmth. I found myself contemplating my place in the world, and the deep interconnectedness we all share. Overall I would describe the experience as empathogenic, but not overwhelming or forcefully euphoric. Calamus seems to have some stimulant and nootropic properties not unlike microdosing on LSD.

It should be noted that most substances seem to effect me more intensely than the average person, and that the effects of the calamus far outlast the effects of the kratom. Taken on its own, kratom has some subtle serotonergic effects which I believe contributed to the synergistic experience.

I would use this specific combination to solve emotional problems, or perhaps in a low key social setting. It was gently therapeutic, while lacking the ability to cause the severe mental or physical disturbance a stronger substance might induce. It would also be a good mindset or write or draw in, since it provides insight without being impairing. I will probably use it again for this purpose.

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 110607
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 23 
Published: Oct 20, 2017Views: 1,962
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