A – Z of Herbal Remedies

Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.

Acorus Calamus

Other Names: Acorus Calamus, Sweet Flag, Sweet Rush, Calamus, Ghorvach, Vacha, Acorus Calamus
Traditional Usage: Sore throat, Whooping Cough, Flatulence, Piles, Anorexia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cholera, Indigestion, Insomnia,
Resources: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India
Parts Used: Roots, Leaves, Rhizomes
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Always consult your doctor regarding dosage

Acorus Calamus - Herbal remedy for Convulsion: The dried root of Acorus Calamus is also known as calamus root, sweet sledge, sweet flag and sweet myrtle. Acorus Calamus is a plant that has been held in high esteem by North American Indians for hundreds of years. Its root is used in herbal medicine. It has an aromatic fragrance and a tangy, pungent and bitter taste. In Ayurveda Calamus is considered an aromatic, bitter tonic which stimulates digestion.  Sweet flag or calamus has been used since ancient times. However modern misuse of the root oil has given rise to concerns over its use.  It was used for amnesia, heart palpitations, tinnitus, chronic bronchitis, and bronchial asthma. Mix one teaspoon of calamus oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub on chest twice daily.

Health Warning: Calamus Oil is not recommended for Internal Use (not to be taken) but Calamus oil may be used externally for convulsions and bronchitis. Never use the essential oil of calamus in extract form. 
Sweet Flag may cause high blood Pressure if taken in high dosage.


Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem


Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,