Latin Name

Acorus calamus

English Name

Sweet flag

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Under ground stem
(भौमिक काण्ड)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has stimulating effect on brain and nervous system therefore used as brain tonic especially to increase grasping power and also in the treatment of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders. It is commonly used herb in formulations for the treatment of psychosomatic diseases. It has mucolytic action and is used in respiratory disorders. When given in large dose it has emetic action. It is a common content in the formulations used for treatment of piles due to its analgesic and mild laxative properties. Its external application is used in joint pain and swelling.

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