Botanical name: (Acorus Calamus)
Also Known As: Sweet flag, beewort, bitter pepper root, flag root, gladdon, myrtle flag, myrtle grass, myrtle root, myrtle sedge, pine root, sea sedge, sweet cane, sweet case, sweet cinnamon, sweet grass, sweet myrtle, sweet root, sweet rush, and sweet sedge.
Used universally in herbal medicine, this root is attributed with shamanic qualities in Native American folk medicine. The rhizome has an intensely aromatic fragrance and a tangy, pungent and bitter taste. In Ayurveda Calamus is considered an aromatic, bitter tonic which stimulates appetite and digestion and is a nervine sedative.
In contemporary medicine it has spasmolytic, carminative and sedative effects, in addition to being externally a stimulant, aromatic, expectorant that is antispasmodic and a powerful nervine sedative.
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