Calamus can be found growing in swamps, marshes, and wetland habitats. It is an herbaceous perennial that primarily spreads through its rhizomatous root system. Also called sweet flag, it has sword-shaped leaves, tiny greenish-yellow flowers, and the entire plant has a sweet fragrance. Our calamus powder is milled from Acorus calamus roots. Calamus root powder can be incorporated into a variety of topical products including to scent hair powders, lotions, and herbal bath blends.
Calamus is a member of the Araceae family and also goes by the names of acorus, sweet calamus, sweetflag and vacha. Native to Eastern countries, Acorus calamus has since spread to Europe, Japan and the Northern United States. Walt Whitman wrote 39 poems for calamus in his famous work, "Leaves of Grass".
Precautions Not for internal use. The FDA strictly prohibits the use of Calamus in food products. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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