Calamus

calamus

Acorus calamus

PRODUCT CODE: BES0016

INGREDIENT IN (NATURES ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS): PASSAGES, MOLD-AWAY

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: nervine, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, general tonic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, mental acuity

RESONANCE: physical, mental

PLANT FAMILY: Acoraceae

PART UTILIZED: root

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Always dilute well when applying to the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Calamus has a warm, spicy scent with a hint of cinnamon. Diffused it may stimulate the mind and memory.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Calamus is used for a wide range of symptoms pertaining to the head such as vertigo, headache, shock, memory loss, and epilepsy because it increases cerebral circulation. Calamus is also soothing and is an anti-inflammatory to the intestinal tract. It increases appetite and absorption of nutrients. Calamus, applied to the stomach and abdomen, arrests the growth of unfriendly bacteria in the digestive system.

GENERAL INFORMATION: A fluid extract of calamus is an official medicinal preparation still listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia and is used in herbal medicine as an aromatic bitter.

CAUTIONS: Calamus has been used for many years in herbal preparations, but it is fairly new to the essential oil world. The constituents it contains make calamus very effective as a disinfectant, but it is too strong for use on children except in the most dire circumstances. Calamus should also be avoided by pregnant women. Always use straight calamus with caution and common sense.

Disclaimer
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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