Calamus also known, as Sweet Flag is a perennial herb, which spreads with the help of creeping rhizomes, which are aromatic, which, also bears flowers and fruits.
The root of the plant contains bitter oil and as such, calamus oil is oil that is extracted from the calamus plant by steam distillation and is known to treat a variety of health conditions, in fact, it is touted for its medicinal properties and is native to Europe and Asia. Botanically, Calamus is known as Acorus Calamus.
Calamus oil is used as an ingredient in perfumes. Calamus oil contains anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-biotic, cephalic, circulatory, stimulant a tranquilizing properties.
- Calamus oil increases blood circulation and helps nutrients and oxygen reach every corner of the body because of its stimulant properties. This circulation also stimulates metabolism.
- Calamus oil is known for its memory-boosting effects and can be given to people who are undergoing or have undergone memory loss due to aging, trauma, or any other health condition.
- Calamus oil helps to maintain the health of the brain and helps it to recover from shocks and other damages; it also reduces the risk of a stroke.
- It is known to treat nausea and vomiting.
- Calamus oil strengthens the digestive system and treats intestinal worms, abdominal pain, flatulence, and loss of appetite.
- Calamus oil treats sinusitis, cold, and bronchitis.
- When applied on the skin, calamus oil can provide relief for skin problems such as burns, rashes, varicose veins, boils, and rheumatic arthritis.
- The effects of a few drops of calamus oil in a warm bath can help to reduce fatigue and exhaustion.
- Calamus oil is known to stimulate the uterus and encourages regular menstrual cycles in women.
Calamus oil contains the compound asorone. Asorone have toxic and narcotic side effects but calamus oil is still beneficial for treating any ailment.