Calamus root essential oil - Acorus calamus - India
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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.
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 aphrodisiac.
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.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.