Botanical Name: Acorus CalamusDescription & Extraction:
- Botanical Name: Acorus Calamus
- Raw Material: Dried root
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Acid value: 3 or higher
- Ester value: 5 or less soluble
- CAS No: 8015-79-0
Calamus is a red-like aquatic plant growing to about 1m high, with sword-shaped leaves and small greenish-yellow flowers. it grows on the margins of lakes and streams with a long-branched rhizome immersed in the mud. Its erect, sword-shaped leaves bear considerable resemblance to those of the Yellow Flag, hence its equally common popular name of 'Sweet Flag,' though it is not related botanically to the Iris. All parts of the plant have a peculiar, agreeable fragrance. Calamus was largely grown for its rhizomes in the East and the Indian rhizomes were imported extensively long after it was common in Europe. Calamus essential oil, Acorus calamus, blends well with the following essential oils: Cananga, cinnamon, labdanum, olibanum, oregano, patchouli, cedarwood, Amyris, spice, and other oriental bases.
It is extracted by the steam distillation process.Chemical Components:
Anticonvulsant, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, hypotensive, insecticide, spasmolytic, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge. Calamus Oil has carcinogenic properties.Toxicological Properties:
Acute oral (single dose) & dermal limit tests conducted by RIFM constitute much of our knowledge of essential oil toxicity; there is only a much smaller body of information on chronic- (6-30 month duration), sub-chronic- (up to 90 days), inhalation- and immunotoxicity. Some oils with LD50 values of less than 1g/Kg are recommended by IFRA not to be used in perfumery (Boldo, Mustard, Calamus, Chenopodium oils etc).Uses & Precaution:
- Calamus essential oil, Acorus calamus, is highly esteemed as an aromatic stimulant and tonic, often used for nervous complaints, vertigo, headaches, and dysentery.
- A fluid extract is an official preparation in the United States and some other Pharmacopoeias, but it is not now official in the British Pharmacopceia, though it is much used in herbal medicine as an aromatic bitter.
- It also acts as a carminative, removing the discomfort caused by flatulence and checking the growth of the bacteria which give rise to this problem. It has been often used to increase the appetite and benefit digestion, given as a fluid extract, infusion or tincture. The tincture is, obtained by macerating the finely-cut rhizome in alcohol for seven days and filtering is used as a stomachic and flavoring agent.
- The essential is used as an addition to and included in inhalations blends.
- Calamus Pure therapeutic quality Essential oils can also be used in soap making ingredients, lotions, massage oils, diffusers, potpourri, scent, air fresheners, body fragrance, perfume oils, aromatherapy products, bath oils, towel scenting, spa's, incense, light rings, laundry, facial steams, hair treatments, and more.
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|Product||Calamus Oil KC 54|
|Manu. Date||Jan. 2010|
|Best Before||Jan. 2012|
|Color||Yellow to Yellowish Brown color|
|Odor||The odor is Warm Woody Spicy & Pleasant odor with increasingly Sweet|
|Botanical Source||Acorus Calamus, Sweet Flag|