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Calamus Root

£3.50 50g           

Calamus Root (Acorus calamus)

Calamus root (Acorus calamus)

Calamus root (Acorus calamus)

Avoid when pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid prolonged use and do not exceed total daily dose, if in doubt seek professional advice. 


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Acorus calamus

Common names: Calamus, Sweet Flag, Bitter Pepper Root, Beewort, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Sedge

Family: Acoraceae

Parts used: Root

Habitat: Reed-like, semi-aquatic perennial growing to 0.5-2m spread widely across Europe, Asia and North America and cultivated widely. 

Constituents: Essential Oil, Tannins, (0.6-1%) Fatty Acids, Starch, Saponins, Lectins, Sesquiterpenoids, Lignans, and Steroids.

Actions: Spasmolytic, Carminative, Aromatic Bitter, Digestive Stimulant, Appetite Stimulant.

Traditional and current uses:

• Acute or chronic dyspepsia

• Flatulence

• Intestinal colic

• Gastritis

• Lack of appetite

• Anorexia

• Tonic for nervous system


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