Vomit, Vomit, Vomit
Citation:   J. Richardson. "Vomit, Vomit, Vomit: An Experience with Calamus (exp2459)". Erowid.org. Jul 15, 2000. erowid.org/exp/2459

  oral Calamus (tea)
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.

Lesson 1: reaffirmed 'don't believe everything you read'
Lesson 2: always check out what you buy, and make SURE that it's gonna do what it is supposed to.
Lesson 3: 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.
Lesson 4: there are other, much mellower substances to partake of than Calamus. (not to mention tastier)

Exp Year: 1994ExpID: 2459
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jul 15, 2000Views: 21,320
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