Citation: J. Richardson. "Vomit, Vomit, Vomit: An Experience with Calamus (exp2459)". Erowid.org. Jul 15, 2000. erowid.org/exp/2459
I just wanted to warn everyone about this particular herb. I visited an herb store last night, and recognized the name 'Calamus' on the shelf from the Legal Highs text. So, being the rash and inept fool that I am, I bought it, took it home and imbibed it as per the 20th Century Alchemist's directions. Bad move.
I drank this *horribly* bitter brew at around 10 o'clock, and experienced little (if any) of the anticipated effects. However, to my chagrin, at around 3, I felt ill. And I barfed, barfed, barfed, and for a change of pace, I vomited. I had my girlfriend call the Poison Control Center to make sure that I wasn't going to die. We found that Calamus' effects, instead of euphoric, are a stomach irritant. So, I spent most of the night cradled around the Porcelain God.
reaffirmed 'don't believe everything you read'
always check out what you buy, and make SURE that it's gonna do what it is supposed to.
if you're gonna poke around the psychotropic section of the Herb store, and try stuff, call Poison Control first to see if you should expect bad results.
there are other, much mellower substances to partake of than Calamus. (not to mention tastier)
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