Acorus calamus is commonly known as sweet flag in India.
Detail Description: Latin name : Acorus
Local Name : Sweet flag, Vacha, Acorus, sweet calomel
Parts Used : Rhizome or the Root
Acorus calamus is commonly known as sweet flag in India. The leaves of Acorus calamus have a lemony scent as well as the roots have a sweet fragrance. Acorus calamus has long been known for its medicinal value, and has been cultivated in Asia for this reason.
Plant Description :
Acorus calamus is a Perrenial, semi-aquatic and smelly plant, found in both temperate and subtemperate zones. It is upto 6 feet tall, aromatic, sword-shaped leaves and small, yellow/green flowers with branched rhizome.
Medical Action :
In Indian Ayurveda, the rhizomes of Acorus Calamus are considered to possess anti-spasmodic, carminative and anthelmintic properties and has been used in Asia for at least the last 2000 years for a number of beneficial reasons.
Acorus calamus is slightly tonic but forms a useful adjunct to other tonics and stimulants.
Acorus calamus is very popular for the remedies of cough and cold and also the other respiratory disorders like bronchitis. In raw form it is also used as cough lozenge.
Acorus calamus provides aid to the digestive system and acts against flatulent colic, Dyspepsia, and vomiting.
Acorus calamus depresses central nervous system, and a well known ingredient in formulation for psycho-somatic disorders like epilepsy.
The vapours of Acorus calamus from the roots do repel some insects.
Our SweetFlag Products :
- Acorus calamus powder is a stimulating nervine antispasmodic and a general tonic to the mind. As a rejuvenative for the brain and nervous system, Acorus calamus powder is used to promote cerebral circulation, to stimulate self-expression, and to help manage a wide range of symptoms in the head, including neuralgia, epilepsy, memory loss and shock. Acorus calamus powder is used in India since Vedic ages. According to Indian Ayurvedic tradition, Vacha is a 'sattvic' herb which feeds and transmutes the 'kundalini' energy.
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