Common names: Calamus, Sweet Flag, Bitter Pepper Root, Beewort, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Sedge
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
• Intestinal colic
• Lack of appetite
• Tonic for nervous system
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