Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Acorus calamus

Respected Readers,

I am going to planting or farming acorus calamus, a scientific name (Bojho in Nepali) in my village Okhuldhunga,Nepal if anybody going to purchase my products then please inform me through mail  i.e.

Acorus calamus is the botanical name of the plant more commonly known as calamus. Other common names of calamus include calamus root, flag root, muskrat root, sweet calomel, sweet flag, sweet sedge, and many other names.

The plant has a branched and aromatic root or rhizome (underground horizontal stem of a plant that produces roots) from which rise its long erect leaves. The roots have a sweet fragrance (they have been used to flavor candy) and the leaves smell similar to lemon.

Uses and Importance

In Ayurvedic medicine calamus is an important herb, and is valued as a rejuvenator for the brain and nervous system, and as a remedy for digestive disorders.
But today, the use of calamus in digestive medicines has been discontinued in some countries because of possible toxic and carcinogenic effects. Toxicity is ascribed to beta-asarone. This compound may cause duodenal and liver cancer.
Acorus calamus extract is anti-rheumatic and analgesic. The extract is used in the form of powder and balms and it is very much useful in case of asthma, bronchitis and cough. As per Indian Ayurveda it was used as an anesthetic for toothache and headaches.
The rhizome contains from 1.5-3.5% essential oil which is extracted from the fresh roots or the unpeeled dried root by steam distillation. The essential oil is anticonvulsant, antiveratrinic and antiarrhythmic. It is also taken as an infusion, tincture or fluid extract.
Calamus oil should never be used in aromatherapy. Even though it is fairly safe as an herbal medicine when administered properly, users should not use it long-term or exceed recommended dosages.

Action & Uses of Acorus calamus 

• 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.

Some Photos

Acorus calamus Plant                                                        Acorus calamus root (at underground)

Acorus calamus root (at underground)          Acorus calamus roots (Useful for medicine)
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