Acorus calamus



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Ayurvedic uses :-

Sweet flag has a very long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Indian herbal traditions.

The leaves, stems, and roots are used in various Siddha and Ayurvedic medicines.

It is used in Ayurveda to counter the side effects of all hallucinogens.

Acorus calamus



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Acorus calamus flowers



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Common names :- Sweet Flag or Calamus,Vacha,Bacch etc.

Acorus calamus



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Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Monocots

Order:   Acorales

Family:  Acoraceae

Genus: Acorus

Species:               A. calamus

Binomial name : Acorus calamus