About Calamus Essential Oil:
Calamus Essential Oil Nepal (Acorus calamus), a herbaceous, spicy, clove like oil is a great choice for our natural perfume artisans. Calamus oil has a long history rooting back to ancient Chinese herbalists, Egyptians, Greek, European, and Native American cultures. Calamus is a very fragrant plant with its root being the most important part. Its rhizome is used as a spice, similar to ginger. Calamus oil’s main constituents are alpha and beta asarone at a combined total of up to 90%. It’s worth noting that beta-asarone is now considered to be a carcinogen and caution should be used with this oil.
Action and Traditional Uses For Calamus Oil:
Calamus can be used to help digestive problems, nervous complaints, and headaches, and is also used to increase the appetite. Calamus was an herb traditionally used in Egypt and India to help improve mental focus, wisdom, and sexuality. In China it was used to aid in the recovery from stroke. Historically, Native Americans would hold a piece of calamus root in their mouths when running long distances to increase their endurance.
Application and Other Uses For Calamus Essential Oil:
Singers can use Calamus to numb their throat so they can clear the phlegm, and keep singing. Calamus can be used to help reduce the desire for tobacco. When rubbed on the feet, it may help with foot odor. It also helps with asthma, bronchitis, colic, memory loss, stroke, and depression.
Essential Oils Safety & Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purpose only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose and disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purpose only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.