Acorus Calamus

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

Active Ingredients

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.

Our Strict QC regime ensures all our Products & batches strictly adhere to our self- quality control test parameters and assay protocol standardized by HPLC. Heavy Metals and Microbiological profile meets IP standards. This ensure highest purity product reaches our customers.

Pharmacological Activities

Aromatic, Antidiabetic, Hypolipidemic, Analgesic, Antidiarrheal, Anxiolytic, Antidepressant, Anticonvulsant, Antispasmodic, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Insecticidal, Nootropic, Tranquilizer, Sedative, Hypothermic, Antiepileptic,  Anti-rheumatic.


Scientific Name              :         Acorus Calamus

Family                                :         Acoraceae

Common Names             :         Sweet Flag

Country of Origin             :         India

Colour                                 :         Yellow Clear Liquid

Odour                                  :         Refreshing and similar to the scent of cinnamon

Solubility                            :         Soluble in Alcohol, Insoluble in Water

Extraction Method            :         Steam Distillation

Part Used                            :         Root


  • Amyris
  • Atlas
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Cedar Wood
  • Tea Tree
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Clary Sage
  • Labdanum
  • Olibanum
  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Rosemary
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
sweet flag, beewort, calamus root

Health Benefits:

  • Fights Alzheimer’s disease
  • Treats mental disorders
  • Prevents epilepsy
  • Cures asthma
  • Eases bronchitis


  • Raina et al. 2003, Mishra et al. 2013, Subathraa K., Poonguzhali T.V, 2012
  • Shukla, Kumar, Prasad, Srivastava, & Dubey, 2009, Ganjewala & Srivastava, 2011
  • Björnstad, Helander, Hultén, & Beck, 2009
  • Benoit S.C., Kemp C.J., Elias C.F., Abplanalp W., Herman J.P., Migrenne S., Lefevre A., Cruciani-Guglielmacci C., Magnan C., Yu F., et al., 2009
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