Botanical name: Acorus calamus

Family: Araceae

Energetics: warm, dry, relaxant

Taste: bitter, pungent, aromatic

Parts used: rhyzome

Affinities: digestive and nervous systems

Actions: dispersive, diffusive, carminative, cholagogue, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, expectorant, nervine

Preparations: tea/ decoction, tincture

Cautions: Typically a safe herb to use. 

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Aids in digestion and digestive issues including gas, stomach upset, digestive spasm, heartburn, and leaky gut.
  • As an expectorant, it helps break up and expel mucus from the lungs. 
  • Useful for uterine cramping.
  • Calamus is helpful when you are feeling cold and stuck emotionally including addictive behaviors. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.