Calamus Root Whole (Americanus)
We offer this Whole Acorus calamus var. Americanus Root in a form no one else does; as the whole root! This preserves volatile oils that can evaporate with shredded or powdered herbs. This whole root was a favorite of Native American tribes and had many uses. This whole Calamus is the highly sought-after American variety, hand gathered and dried in Oregon, USA.
Calamus is quite common in Manipur and the Naga Hills of India and is found on the edges of lakes and streams. Used universally in herbal medicine, this root is attributed with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a tangy, pungent and bitter taste. In Ayurveda Calamus is considered an aromatic, bitter tonic which stimulates digestion. Similar in looks to ginger, calamus root's sweet smell makes it valuable in perfumes as well.
Benefits and Uses of Calamus Root
Calamus has long been known to have positive effects on your digestive system. Its root can be steeped in boiling water to produce a tonic that can help with digestion. Because of its sweet and aromatic fragrance it has also been a key component in perfumes as well.
Be careful when choosing the Calamus root you buy. You can find plenty of calamus from China and India. Our Calamus is hand gathered in the Oregon wilderness and brought to you in unadulterated form. There are many varieties available. Our calamus is always American Calamus (Americanus), which grows only in the northern United States. Acorus calamus var. Americanus contains plenty of Alpha-asarone, but it lacks significant amounts of Beta-asarone, which is suspected of being carcinogenic.*
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