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Calamus Root

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Calamus Root (lat. Calami Rhizoma) the name comes from the medieval period. At that time, along with the Tatar invasions, the aromatic herb came to th..

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Calamus Root (lat. Calami Rhizoma) the name comes from the medieval period. At that time, along with the Tatar invasions, the aromatic herb came to the Ruthenian and Polish lands. From the records of chroniclers it is known that the Tatars and Turks used calamus rhizomes as a medicine and to treat water. Calamus improved its taste, aroma and prevented the development of germs in it. Earlier, the Mongols reportedly used to plant calamus at any water source they intended to drink from. This gave rise to one of the old, no longer used names "Mongolian poison". 


Health properties

  • It strengthens the entire body and has a hematopoietic effect;
  • Calamus also has a diuretic effect; 
  • Diaphoretic action;
  • Soothing menstrual and bone pain;
  • Stimulating the activity of the stomach;
  • Chewing pieces of rhizomes will strengthen the secretion of bile, it will also have a diastolic effect on the urinary and bile ducts;
  • A decoction applied externally to the scalp has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and astringent properties.



  • Stimulates the secretion of digestive juices;
  • Stimulates the production of compounds that heal the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines;
  • In higher doses, it is used in the case of gastric acid deficiency;
  • Smaller doses for hyperacidity and stomach ulcers;
  • It improves the entire digestion and assimilation process;
  • Excellent in the treatment of flatulence, cramps, colic;
  • Inhibits the growth of putrefying bacteria;
  • Cleans and detoxifies the blood and kidneys;
  • It is recommended as a hematopoietic agent;
  • Sedative;
  • Has an anxiolytic effect;
  • In a bath, it strengthens the body, smoothes and moisturizes the skin, improves the condition of the hair;
  • Baths in calamus decoction are recommended for children with rickets.


Dosage and how to use


Pour half a tablespoon of crushed rhizomes with a glass of boiling water, brew for 10 minutes. After straining, drink one glass three times a day. It improves digestion, strengthens the body after diseases or excessive fatigue.

In the case of stomach and intestinal spikes, diarrhea, as a remedy for fever and refreshing: 2 teaspoons of calamus powder pour with a glass of boiling water. Infuse for 2 hours in a tightly closed vessel. After straining, drink 1/4 cup 3 times a day half an hour before eating.

Tea for intestinal and liver cancer

Pour 1 teaspoon of ground rhizome with a glass of cold water. Set aside overnight and heat up in the morning. You can only drink 6 sips a day. One before breakfast, one after, the same for lunch and dinner.

Decoction for external use

1.5-2 tablespoons of crushed calamus rhizomes pour 3 glasses of water. Simmer for 5 minutes, covered. Set aside, strain after 15 minutes. The decoction is used for:

  • Rinsing the mouth and throat in case of infections, bad breath;
  • For hair rinses. In case of excessive hair loss, alopecia, dandruff, seborrheic skin and dullness - it is good to add burdock;
  • About 1-2 liters of decoction per bath is added to the strengthening bath;
  • A bath with a decoction of rhizomes or leaves strengthens the body, refreshes, calms, improves mood, acts as an aphrodisiac.


Side effects

None reported.


Calamus preparations used in the recommended doses do not show any harmful effects. Calamus treatment lasts up to 3 weeks. It is applied no more than twice a quarter.


100% natural, organic, no additives.

Our herbs are certified to not contain allergens and are GMO free, organic. Carefully collected from their wild sites. Free from environmental pollutions.

Packed in a paper pouch with ziplock, heat sealed to preserve the aroma and properties.


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