Calamus Root Tincture | Acorus calamus

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Calamus Root Tincture

Calamus Root Tincture (Acorus calamus)

Tincture of Calamus Root (Acorus calamus) 1:3 45%

Acorus calamus, organic grain alcohol

Adult dose: 1 - 3ml three times a day unless otherwise directed. 

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

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

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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