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Calamus is found all over the world. It use dates back to biblical times
when it was cited as an ingredient in incense recipes. It is a
semi-aquatic perennial cultivated in damp marshy places in India and
Burma. Calamus, or sweet flag, is exceedingly common in Manipur and the
Naga Hills of India, and on the edges of lakes and streams.
essential oil is frequently used for aromatherapy due to its powerful,
spicy aroma. It is believed to induce feelings of calmness and grounding.
However, pure essential oil of calamus must be used with caution, and full
strength contact with skin should be avoided.
In China, calamus
root is considered to have anti-arrhythmic, hypotensive, vasodilatory,
anti-tussive, anti-bacterial and expectorant properties. Calamus root has
also been used in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition as well as in Greek
medicine. Historically, it has been used for lack of mental focus, stomach
problems, acidity, and as an aid to quit tobacco smoking.
speaking, in Western alternative medicine, calamus is used primarily as a
digestive bitter to stimulate appetite and facilitate healthy
assimilation, digestion, and elimination. While clinical human trials are
required to confirm the efficacy of calamus in all of the aforementioned
areas, some studies have indeed confirmed some promising bio-chemical
properties of calamus root.
Take 20-30 drops of extract in a small amount of warm water 3-4 times daily as needed.
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