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Calamus Root Premium Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Acorus calamus
Plant Part: Root
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: Slovenija


 Calamus Root Essential Oil

18ml 7ml 2ml (5/8 dram)
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Description: A perenniel plant, it grows to a height of 1m with a spread of 0.5m. The rhizome is horizontal, creeping, cylindrical, branched and up to 2m long, with a spicy aroma; the stem is erect, unbranched and flowering; the leaves are yellowish green, erect, sword shaped, with entire margins, radical and sheathing; the flowers are greenish yellow, with a keeled stalk and on a densely crowded spike; the fruit are greenish berries. Indigenous to the northern hemisphere, it prefers lake margins, swampy ditches, or marshes in a protected position. It is frost resistant, but drought tender.
Color: Yellowish brown
Consistency: Light
Note: Base
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: lavender, tea tree, rosemary, clary sage, geranium, marjoram
Aromatic Scent: Calamus Root has it's own  scent, hard to describe.
History: Calamus Root is also known as Sweet Flag, the root was also well-known in Biblical times and mentioned in Exodus 30: 22-25 as one of the ingredients of the 'holy anointing oil'. This herb has traditionally been smoked, eaten, or brewed into a tea, decoction, extract, tincture and syrup. According to Ayurvedic tradition, Vacha is a 'sattvic' herb, which feeds and transmutes the sexual 'kundalini' energy. Calamus has been called called 'the closest thing to a sex stimulant that nature has to offer. Acorus calamus root was also used by the ancient Greeks and included in the traditional remedies of many other European cultures.
Cautions: Caution is advised on the use of this essential oil, since large doses can cause mild hallucinations. The essential oil in the roots of this plant contains the compound asarone. This has tranquillizing and antibiotic activity, but is also potentially toxic. Use well diluted and avoid during pregnancy.  Disclaimer: Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. 


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