Botanical Name: Acorus Calamus
Description & Extraction:
Calamus is a red-like aquatic plant growing to about 1m high, with
sword-shaped leaves and small greenish-yellow flowers. it grows on the
margins of lakes and streams with a long-branched rhizome immersed in the
mud. Its erect, sword-shaped leaves bear considerable resemblance to those
of the Yellow Flag, hence its equally common popular name of 'Sweet Flag,'
though it is not related botanically to the Iris. All parts of the plant
have a peculiar, agreeable fragrance. Calamus was largely grown for its
rhizomes in the East and the Indian rhizomes were imported extensively long
after it was common in Europe. Calamus essential oil, Acorus calamus, blends
well with the following essential oils: cananga, cinnamon, labdanum,
olibanum, oregano, patchouli, cedar wood, amyris, spice and other oriental
It is extracted by steam distillation process.
Anticonvulsant, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, diaphoretic,
expectorant, hypotensive, insecticide, spasmolytic, stimulant, stomachic,
tonic, vermifuge. Calamus Oil has carcinogenic properties.
Acute oral (single dose) & dermal limit tests conducted by RIFM
constitute much of our knowledge of essential oil toxicity; there is only a
much smaller body of information on chronic- (6-30 month duration),
sub-chronic- (up to 90 days), inhalatory- and immuno- toxicity. Some oils
with LD50 values of less than 1g/Kg are recommended by IFRA not to be used
in perfumery (Boldo, Mustard, Calamus, Chenopodium oils etc).
Uses & Precaution:
- Calamus essential oil, Acorus calamus, is highly esteemed as an
aromatic stimulant and tonic, often used for nervous complaints,
vertigo, headaches, and dysentery.
- A fluid extract is an official preparation in the United States and
some other Pharmacopceias, but it is not now official in the British
Pharmacopceia, though it is much used in herbal medicine as an aromatic
- It also acts as a carminative, removing the discomfort caused by
flatulence and checking the growth of the bacteria which give rise to
this problem. It has been often used to increase the appetite and
benefit digestion, given as a fluid extract, infusion or tincture. The
tincture is, obtained by macerating the finely-cut rhizome in alcohol
for seven days and filtering, is used as a stomachic and flavoring
- The essential is used as an addition to, and included in inhalations
- Calamus Pure therapeutic quality Essential oils can also be used in
soap making ingredients, lotions, massage oils, diffusers, potpourri,
scent, air fresheners, body fragrance, perfume oils, aromatherapy
products, bath oils, towel scenting, spa's, incense, light rings,
laundry, facial steams, hair treatments, and more.
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||Calamus Oil KC 54
||Yellow to Yellowish Brown colour
||The odor is Warm Woody Spicy & Pleasant odour with increasingly
||Acorus Calamus, Sweet Flag
|Specific Gravity At 25oC
||0.940 â 0.980
||-0.3 To +5
|Refractive Index At 25oC
||1.5500 â 1.5525
||Not more than 4
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