Botanical Name: Acorus calamus
Plant Part: Root
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A slightly viscous, pale yellow to brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Calamus Root has a faintly sweet, waxy scent with a base note and medium aroma.
Blends With: Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Geranium and Marjoram.
Product Abstract: Indigenous to the northern
hemisphere, this perennial plant, has greenish berries. It prefers
swampy ditches and marshes in a protected position. Also known as Sweet
Flag, it was well-known in Biblical times and mentioned in Exodus 30:
22-25 as one of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil. In Ayurvedic
tradition, where it is known as Vacha, it is still used as an
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only.
May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is
recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.