AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Plant Details

:Common Name
Sweet flag, Vach, Bhoja
:Scientific Name
Acorus calamus
:Introduction

Acorus calamus Linn. (Family: Acoraceae) is a native of India, Asia and has now been introduced across Europe, Australia, New Guinea, South Africa, Reunin and North America. Sweet flag, A. calamus L., a member of the family of Araceae, is a perennial plant native to East Indies. It grows wild in the temperate zones of Europe, North America and East Asia, along swamps, brooks, lakes, etc. In Lithuania, it grows spontaneously and is widespread all over the country. The scented leaves and more strongly scented rhizomes have traditionally been used medicinally and to make fragrances, and the dried and powdered rhizome has been used as a substitute for ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

: Details
It has been used as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, hypotensive and sedative medicinal plant (1). Also, it is known as an old folk remedy for the treatment of arthritis, neuralgia, diarrhea, dyspepsia, hair loss and other disorders (1). Calamus rhizomes are listed in the pharmacopoeia.

Essential Oils

Serial No.Essential Oil Name
1Acorus calamus CIM-Balya essential oil

Plant Variety

Serial No.Variety CompoundDetails
1CIM-BalyaView Detail

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