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SWIM took the 10 grams of powdered calamus root that was previously washed with acetone and made a new cold water extraction from the same root material using 200 ml of water. Actually it was a room temperature water extraction not cold. He mixed it for 1 hour and then filtered it through 101 paper and then 103 paper. The liquid was amber. He added sweetener, a little vanilla, and a few drops of peppermint extract to make it taste better. It's wasn't bad actually.
Ok, now he drank it down in about 4 minutes and got a little nervous. He was worried he might get stomach hell again. That never happened though. Here's how it went so far:
T+0:00, the extract was taken orally. There was a mild numbing effect noticed. Hmmm, SWIM didn't except that. He assumed all the active would have been already removed by the acetone. Apparently not!
T+0:15, there's a mild numb feeling in the body. Nothing much else is felt.
T+2:30, the effects are now very obvious. SWIM feels a pleasant stimulant effect and things look very slightly swirly. Hmmmm. That was NOT expected at all!
T+3:00 (as I'm writing this down), SWIM feels FANTASTIC! He feels like he had a small dose of mescaline. It is a SUPERB BEAUTIFUL FEELING! There is NO NAUSEA, just bliss and stimulant effects very similar to mescaline/MDMA, and very minor visual effects! WOW!
Alright, so that was NOT expected at all. What accounts for this? What the heck?
As I'm writing, SWIM is feeling it. It is just blissful. I'm not sure what to say about this. This is completely unexpected. I thought SWIM would either get no effects because the acetone washed everything away, or possibly the same effects just weaker. But NO! The effects are very different. They are MORE psychedelic! What the heck!
I'm at a loss here as to what's going on. Why is it more psychedelic. SWIM says it is SO MUCH LIKE A LOW DOSE OF MESCALINE that it's unbelievable. The euphoria is fantastic. The body feel is there. It's weak, maybe similar to about 40 mg of mescaline, but definitely very active with minor visuals.
I am amazed. I am blown away.
Apparently the GOOD STUFF in calamus is NOT ASARONE or beta-asarone, but something that is WATER SOLUBLE. The acetone dissolved the asarone and beta-asarone for sure. Those are both sedatives. There isn't the slightest hint of sedation felt at all. No nausea. All the unpleasant effects are GONE!
Folks, this is a breakthrough discovery. Calamus is MORE psychedelic after cleaning it with acetone. I don't now why but it is. I believe asarone or something else present actually counteracts the psychedelic effects of the desired water soluble compound in calamus that's the psychedelic.
I can't believe how fantastic SWIM feels. He just had a cup of coffee and it potentiated the effects quite a bit. It is SO BLISSFUL.
I hope this isn't a fluke. I hope this test is repeatable. SWIM will definitely try this one again.
These are the steps that lead to this fantastic experience:
1 - extract 10 grams of powdered calamus root with 100 ml of acetone by mixing for 3 hours. Filter off the acetone and discard it. Keep the powder. I believe this gets rid of the asarone and beta-asarone which are both sedatives that counteract the psychedelic effects of calamus, and also gets rid of the nausea causing crap, whatever that is.
2 - dry the powdered root until all the acetone is gone from the powder.
3 - extract the dry root with 200 ml of room temperature water for 1 hour. Strain and drink.