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Calamus Root Oil

Calamus Root Oil

The use of Calamus was even known to ancient Romans and Indians and it has had a significant place in the Indian system of medicines, called Ayurveda. Calamus is a plant that grows best in watery, marshy places. It is native to Europe and Asia.

CAS Number #8015-79-0
Synonyms Calamus, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Root

Form Liquid
Purity 100%
Origin Asia
Raw Material Calamus Dried Root
Uses For Medical Use and Personal
Botanical Name Acorus calamus
Common Name Calamus, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Root
CAS-EINECS 283-869-0
Extraction Steam Distillation
Appearance Pale yellow to brown, slightly viscous liquid
Odour Warm, spicy, waxy scent, reminiscent of a sweet forest
Specific Gravity 0.955 to 1.085 at 25°C
Refractive Index 1.525 - 1.580 at 25°C
Optical Rotation -0.5° to +0.5°
Primary Constituents Beta-Asarone, Alpha-Asarone, Linalool

Benefits and Usage

  • Anti-rheumatic & Anti-Arthritic

This oil is particularly stimulating for the nerves and blood circulation. It stimulates and increases the rate of blood circulation in the affected area and gives relief from the pain and swelling associated with rheumatism, arthritis, and gout

  • Anti-spasmodic

The Essential Oil of Calamus is known for its anti-spasmodic properties. It relaxes all sorts of spasms, but is particularly effective on nervous spasms. Therefore, in cases of nervous afflictions and disturbances, this essential oil can be administered, but only in very mild doses.

  • Antibiotic

Due to its toxic nature, Calamus Essential Oil does not allow any biotic growth and acts as an antibiotic. This property can be used to fight infections, both internally and externally.

  • Memory Boosting

The Essential Oil of Calamus has memory-boosting effects. This can be administered to those who are undergoing or have undergone memory loss due to aging, trauma, or any other reason. This also helps to repair certain damages done to the brain tissues and neurons.

  • Stimulant

Calamus Essential Oil is particularly stimulating for the nervous system and the brain. It stimulates nerves and the neurons and helps achieve alertness and steadiness. It also stimulates certain discharges, including those of the hormones, blood circulation, and other functions going on inside the body.

  • Other Benefits

It can be used to treat neuralgia, which is caused due to the pressure exerted on the Ninth Cranial Nerve by the surrounding blood vessels, triggering acute pain and swelling. Calamus Oil makes the blood vessels contract and reduce pressure on the cranial nerve. Due to its numbing and tranquilizing effect on the brain and the nerves, it reduces feelings of pain. This oil is also used for the treatment of headaches and vertigo, along with being a sedative.

How to Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.

Use: Dilute with Coconut Oil or any other carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. (Skin Patch Test is recommended)


Extra care should be taken in case you are pregnant, breast feeding or taking any special medication. Keep out of reach of children. It is always advisable to seek the guidance of your physician or health care expert before choosing the appropriate oils for your unique individual constitution and medical condition.

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