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Acorus calamus, Sweet Flag


Common names: Sweet flag, calamus

Botanical name & synonyms:
Acorus calamus, Acorus angustatus, Acorus triqueter, Acorus angustifolius, Acorus aromaticus, Acorus asiaticus, Acorus calamus-aromaticus, Acorus casia, Acorus cochinchinensis, Acorus commersonii, Acorus commutatus, Acorus elatus, Acorus europaeus, Acorus flexuosus, Acorus floridanus, Acorus griffithii, Acorus nilaghirensis, Acorus odoratus, Acorus spurius, Acorus terrestris, Acorus undulatus, Acorus vulgaris, Calamus aromaticus, Orontium cochinchinense


Acorus calamus a perennial plant, grows to a height of 1m, the plant is not frost tender. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.

Acorus calamus has a very long history of medicinal use in many herbal traditions. It is widely employed in modern herbal medicine as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. Sweet flag was a very popular plant in Europe from the middle ages, right through to today, finding application mostly as aphrodisiac, elixir and stimulant, and in magic rituals.




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