Citation: Wicca Princess. "Nice, Mellow Combo: An Experience with Calea zacatachichi, Damiana, Passion Flower & Red Wine (exp70476)". Erowid.org. Apr 17, 2008. erowid.org/exp/70476
Let me preface everything by saying I’m not a prolific smoker of anything—I’ve never once smoked tobacco (hate the smell), so take my experiences with a grain of salt. I’m lucking if I can hold it in for 15 secs.
Weekends are the one chance I have to relax after working news the whole week. I became interested in Calea b/c I heard it would help induce dreams. Although, honestly, I've never had that experience with it.
Without getting overly technical about measurements, I basically just dumped all three into the bowl of my Hookah and chased it with some red wine since I have sinus problems and ANY smoke tends to set my sinuses (internal) on fire. I also put on some mellow new age music and found myself very relaxed after about 5 mins. Occasionally, dizzy even (in a good way). I'm can't vouch for the psychedelic effect others have had, but I did feel a nice, pleasing mellow buzz. For all I know that could have been the deprivation of oxygen, but if it is, don’t tell me. I kinda like the mellow feeling—puts a smile on my face. But no sleepiness.
Now, I'd been drinking the wine for about 30 mins. before and had my usual wine buzz. But this definitely enhanced the feeling. I could feel a slight motor effect, so fortunately I had no plans to travel.
All in all it was a pleasant mild high, with no lapse in mental clarity. I think my typing may have even improved (badly needed). Not to mention the smoke helped me hock up a bunch of nastiness collecting in my lungs all week. So I’d give this occasional herbal experience a mild thumbs up. Good for relaxing.
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