INGREDIENT IN: LeJourney, LeNoMore
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.