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Acorus Calamus
    #3430271 - 12/01/04 07:14 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

I'm expecting to recive some Acorus Calamus roots (whole, roughly 4 in sections) within the next couple of days. Does anybody have any expiriance, any advice?


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3430321 - 12/01/04 07:25 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

Yeah, don't use them. They make me sick. The taste, texture, everything. I really don't know of a good way to use them. Proceed with caution.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: Lifenergy]
    #3433586 - 12/02/04 01:01 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

9 out of 10 reports is people yacking their brains out all night.. i was considering it as i think i have an iron stomache and dont mind puking for enlightenment.. but the cases ive read on erowid 9 out of 10 times is puking every 20 minutes all night.. if you go for it let us know how it turns out


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: bmarley3434]
    #3433667 - 12/02/04 01:22 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

Well, it is used to both stimualte gastirc juices, people who just eat huge amounts will over stimulate their stomach and will porbbaly puke, I have read that you have to take it slow. That's good advice for most all of our plant allies, take get to know it, build a relationship. When I do try it, I'll write up a little report.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3433674 - 12/02/04 01:22 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)



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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3433758 - 12/02/04 01:40 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

Good report. I have read that before. I always used small amounts because of what I had heard. I just couldn't get past the taste and texture. I enjoy the company of many allies, and I even grow sweet flag beside my backyard pond, and like it as an addition to my plants, but its ingestion is not for me. I hope you can bond with it better than I have been able to. Good luck. Let us know.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3434052 - 12/02/04 02:40 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

I don't know how I missed that one when I was going through the reports. The main reason why I never really pursued it that much was because of the carcinogenic allegations.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3434116 - 12/02/04 02:59 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

I did it and it gave me a floaty buzz and a goddamn headache that lasted me all into the next morning and I took the root at 4:00 PM

After that I never took that shit again. It has a very strong taste which is somewhere between mintiness and something nasty. Blech, discusting.

Calimus used to be used (I read this somewhere) for dental hygene, going long distances or tripping.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3434465 - 12/02/04 04:27 AM (18 years, 2 days ago)

I've got some planted outside my house, I have yet to dig any of it up. Any time I've done it before i got nauseated.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3437135 - 12/02/04 08:47 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

I ma chewing a 2 inch section, let me say, this stuff has a STRONG flavor, very "hot" like ginger and a little sour, the texture is not that plesent ether, lets just say, if handed a pice off root, not knowing what it was, you would instantly be able to tell the enviorment in which it was grown... but it could be lot worse I guess.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3437188 - 12/02/04 08:59 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

sort of reminds me or an... orange peeel? bitter yet sour.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3437859 - 12/02/04 11:12 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

well how was the experience itself?


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: Hooty]
    #3437884 - 12/02/04 11:17 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

a little stimulating, I only had a small bit of root, I'm going to take it slow with this one.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3437908 - 12/02/04 11:21 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

I was hoping for you to be writing like Walt Whitman by now :grin:


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: Hooty]
    #3437936 - 12/02/04 11:26 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

Nothing to really report, except the taste and the stimulation not really expecting too much in a psycotropic sense, I'm interested in the medicinal usegae mostly, but a little psycoactivity never hurt anyone :grin:. I'm taking it slow with this one.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: Hooty]
    #3437942 - 12/02/04 11:28 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

I bought four ounces of the stuff  :crazy:, so I'll have plenty to work with for a while.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: Hooty]
    #3437952 - 12/02/04 11:29 PM (18 years, 1 day ago)

I also bought 50 HBWR seeds, so be on the look out for my report on that... as soon as I'm done with this damm paper which I should be writing right now, I'll check those out.


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3439101 - 12/03/04 03:13 AM (18 years, 1 day ago)

yea calamus is good. it can help cure hangovers. i chewed it a few times when natives gave me 2 inches. almost perfumy taste not really unpleasant. relaxign stimulation is the best i can describe it.

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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: gdman]
    #3442277 - 12/03/04 10:05 PM (18 years, 8 hours ago)

Quote:

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I also bought 50 HBWR seeds, so be on the look out for my report on that... as soon as I'm done with this damm paper which I should be writing right now, I'll check those out.




I'm pretty stoked to hear about your experience(s) with HBWR. When do you think you'll roll that one out?


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Re: Acorus Calamus [Re: ergot]
    #3442299 - 12/03/04 10:16 PM (18 years, 8 hours ago)

As soon as my dog eats them, he has alot of work to do right now, hopefully soon.


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