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1oz Calamus Root Organic & Kosher Poland (Acorus Calamus)

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Country/Region of Manufacture
Poland
Brand
Our Sacred Garden
Active Ingredients
Calamus Root

About this item

Also known as

Acorus calamus, Sweet Flag, Cinnamon Sedge, Sweet Myrtle, Acorus, and Sweet Rush.

Introduction

The sharp-edged calamus is a perennial semi-aquatic plant that grows in marshes and on muddy banks of streams. Calamus root was discussed in the Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica. This revered Chinese herbal text was written anonymously during the Han dynasty in the second or third century BC, with the knowledge attributed to the legendary figure Shennong who lived about 2500 years earlier. If Shennong did indeed use calamus root, he did so hundreds of years before its first known medicinal use.

It was also used as an attractant for muskrats, who voraciously ate the root, even collecting it for future consumption in their nests. Native Americans planted it on the edge of villages so they could trap the muskrats when they came for the root.

Constituents

Bitters, asarone, calamene and related chemicals, eugenol and related chemicals.

Parts Used

The rhizome, dried and chopped or ground.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea. The varieties of calamus available in the United States and Canada are best used as bath additives, gargles, lotions, or washes, unless they are used in combination with other herbs in Chinese or Ayurvedic medicine.

Seldom found as a capsule or extract.

Summary

Walt Whitman wrote 39 poems for calamus in his famous work Leaves of Grass.

Precautions

Not for internal use. Avoid while pregnant. Although global cultures have for a great many centuries associated consumption of calamus with long life and good health, the FDA strictly prohibits the use of calamus in food products.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.