Acorus Calamus (Calamus Oil)
Acorus calamus is a species of a semi-aquatic, sweet-smelling flowering plant, a herb with creeping roots. Popularly known as “Sweet flag,” the Calamus Essential Oil is extracted from its roots.
It has a very long history of medicinal use in Indian herbal traditions. The literature says that the roots, leaves, and stem of calamus have been used since 2000 years.
• Food & Beverage
• Ancient Uses
• Historical Medicinal Uses
Calamus oil consists of 32 major components, which mainly include Α-asarone, methyleugenol, β-asarone, α-cedrene, preisocalamenediol, acorenone, isoshyobunone, 1,4-(trans)-1,7- (trans)- acorenone, 2,6-diepishyobunone, β-gurjunene, cryptoacoronecamphor, calameon, calamen, clamenol, sesquiterpenes, camphor, (z)-sesquilavandulol, shyobunone, dehydroxyisocalamendiol, acorenone, isocalcamendiol, α-selinene, linalool, isoshyobunone, (z)-methyl isoeugenol, (e)-methyl isoeugenol, βasarone, calamenene, isocalamendiol, (z)- methylisoeugenol, acoragermacrone, δ-cadinene, cedrol, α-cedrene, berganotene, α palchoulene, α-guaiadiene, 4-(5-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-3-buten-2-one, dehydrofukinone, and elemicin.