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Calamus Oil

Calamus Oil
Calamus Oil
Product Code : 07
Product Description

Calamus Pure Essential Oil

Botanical Name:Acorus Calamus

Description & Extraction of Calamus Essential Oil :-

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, cedar wood, amyris, spice and other oriental bases.

It is extracted by 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 of Calamus Pure Essential Oil :-

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), inhalatory- and immuno- toxicity. 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 of Calamus Oil :-

  • Calamus Oil, Calamus Essential Oil, Calamus Pure 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 Pharmacopceias, 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 Calamus Oil, Calamus Essential Oil, Calamus Pure Essential Oil 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.

Shipping Options:
We have shipping our goods by Air as well as Sea and also shipping i.e. DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT, & EMS.


Calamus Oil KC 54

Lot no.


Manu. Date

Jan. 2010

Best Before

Jan. 2012


Viscous liquid


Yellow to Yellowish Brown colour


The odor is Warm Woody Spicy & Pleasant odour with increasingly Sweet

Botanical Source

Acorus Calamus, Sweet Flag



Physico-Chemical Properties:-

Specific Gravity At 25oC

0.940 - 0.980

Optical Rotation

-0.3 To +5

Refractive Index At 25oC

1.5500 - 1.5525

Acid Value

Not more than 4


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