Calamus Root Essential oil – Vacha Root Essential oil
Latin Name : Acorus calamus
Origin : India
Process : Steam distillation
Source : Roots
Other Names : Sweet sedge, Sweet Flag
Contradiction : Not recommended for the Aromatherapy use – It is considered to be extremely Toxic, Carcinogenic & Hepatoxic. although it is widely used in Perfumery these days.
Properties : anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, cephalic, circulatory, memory boosting, nervine, stimulant, and tranquilizing substance.
Major chemical constituents : Beta asarone, Alpha asarone, eugenol, calamusenone, corenone, alpha aselinene, camphone, alpha calaco rene, shyobunone, beta gurjunene, calamendiol, iso shyobunine. Trans-Beta-Ocimene
Calamus Essential oil blends well with wood oils such as Amyris, Cinnamon, Atlas & Himalayan Cedarwood etc..