The genus Acorus is considered to be the most primitive extant monocot.
Useful part: Underground rhizomes.
In Ayurveda, Sweet Flag is also known as VACHA. This translates from Sanskrit as "speech." This plant is more traditionally used as a brain tonic which also improves speech ability. It is used to reduce Kapha and Vatha while increasing Pitta. Calamus root has been used in various respiratory ailments. Making a decoction of the leaves and drinking it, will ease dry coughing, asthma, bronchitis, and fever. It is known as a bronchodilator, therefore circulates more oxygen to the brain & reduces toxins from the brain. An infusion treats cholic. Acorus Calamus is known as a sedative, used in mixtures to aid in mental hysterics: epilepsy, anxiety, over-stimulation.
Massaging Calamus oil around the lymph nodes will stimulate drainage. Treats arthritis, sinus headaches, increases endurance and improves muscle tissue.
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