The root of Acorus Calamus
(beewort, bitter pepper root, calamus root, flag root, gladdon, myrtle flag, myrtle grass, myrtle root, myrtle sedge, pine root, rat root, sea sedge, sweet cane, sweet cinnamon, sweet grass, sweet myrtle, sweet root, sweet rush, and sweet sedge)a perennial wetland monocot of the Acoraceae, have traditionally been used to make medicine and fragrances, and the root has been used culinarily as a substitute for nutmeg
, among others. Chewing the root of this plant can cause hallcinations, due to the presence of alpha-asarone
. In ayurvedic medicine it is used to counter side effects
of all hallucinogens
, and in more modern traditional medicine it is used for its sedative, laxative, diuretic and carminative properties.
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[top]Effects of Calamus
Calamus is used as an aphrodisiac and a stimulant.
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