sweet flag, calamus; Sanskrit : Haimavati, हैमवती, Vacha, वचा;
Flora of Manipur: Acorus calamus – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Acorus calamus, from Manipur.
I hope this is the plant which has high amount of Beta-asarone which give its rhizome and leave scented.
Ya …, both rhizomes as well as leaves are aromatic. As you know it has got high reputation as a medicinal plant too, used for various stomach ailments in children traditionally. Every household will have this precious plant (rhizome) for emergency use.
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Calamus derived herbal products were banned in USA as far back as 1968…. because of purported carcinogenicity… apparently there are genetic variations …
Ex-situ Silviculture : Acorus calamus L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: SN Aug 03 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Acorus calamus wild and cultivated medicinal herb, rhizome used in medicine.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Zingiberaceae-Acorus calamus for Delhi-GSAUG21 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2). Acorus calamus, photographed from Herbal Garden, New Delhi.
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Acorus calamus. Known as ‘Bach’, ‘bare’, ‘barian’ this once very common floristic element along water courses/ ditches/ lakes in Himachal upto about 2500 m asl, is getting scarcer due to degradation of its habitat. Its rhizomes are considered medicinally very important and form part of State’s folklore for the purpose. One such folk belief is “Jithe bana, basuti, bare; uthe manus koi kian mare” (where you find threesome of Vitex negundo, Adhatoda vasica and Acorus calamus, how can a man die of disease).
This image clicked from typical habitat of the species in Kullu district. May also note a spadix in the image.
Thanks … for this very interesting quote…your picture is from wild, I could not get this in wild till now…
Thanks very much …
TSPNOV2015-95-138: Images of Acorus calamus (Acoraceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Acorus calamus (Acoraceae)
The Digital Flora of Karnataka and the Flowers of India sites list this under Araceae…!?
Habit: An aromatic herb
Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl
Date: 16-07-2014 and 03-02-2015