Botanical Name : : ACORUS CALAMUS
Family Name: : ARACEAE
Common Name: : CALAMUS, SWEET-FLAG, SWEET ROOT, BACH
Part Used : Dried Rhizome
Habitat : North Temperate and subtropical regions upto 2200m altitude in Himalayas.
Uses : It is Nauseant, Stomachic, Anthelmentic, Stimulants, Emetic, Expectorant, Carminative, Antispasmodic and Nervine Sedative. Rhizome is used in the cure of host of diseases such as epilepsy, mental; ailments, chronic diarrhoea and dysentary. It is used in incense sticks and dhup and is widely used as insecticide for lice, bedbugs, worms etc.