Known by its common name of sweet flag, calamus has been an esteemed medicinal herb in Europe since the Middle Ages. Probably indigenous to central Asia, it was used in ancient China by shamans, and in India to charm snakes. Ayurvedic medicine uses it to treat sleeplessness, neurosis, memory loss and fever. As an incense, it is used in Tibet to strengthen the nerves and increase concentration.
A pack of calamus contains 80 grams of dried shredded root. For a clear, uplifting effect: mix 1 tablespoon in a cup of hot water and drink this on an empty stomach. Strain and drink a couple of cups. For a mind-expanding effect: raise the dosage as required.
CALAMUS ACTIVE COMPOUNDS
Calamus root contains high levels of essential oil with decadienal, caryophyllene, humulene, curcumene and beta-asarone – this latter being the primary inebriating component. Additional active chemicals found in the essential oil are methyl isoeugenol and cyclohexanone.
Pregnant and nursing women should not use calamus root as it is considered a uterine stimulant. Otherwise, no known health hazards or side effects associated with therapeutic dosages. But avoid overuse (many times the recommended dosage) as it may cause vomiting and further serious problems. Also, it may be harmful if consumed for an extended time period.
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