Acorus Calamus – CS Leaflabs

What is it effective for?

In Asia, the Sweet flag has been used for at least the last 2000 years. The ancient people of China used it to lessen swelling and for constipation. In Ayurvedic medicinal practice India, the rhizomes have been used to cure several diseases like fever, asthma and bronchitis, and as a sedative.

One of the chemical compounds of Acorus Calamus is Galangin. Based on recent studies, galangin was identified as one of the useful ligand to cure COVID-19.

Benefits highlighted by several research in scientific journal

What is Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus (Sweet flag) is a wetland perennial monocot plant, in which the scented leaves and rhizomes have been traditionally used medicinally against different ailments


Acorus calamus in Detail


Glycosides, Flavonoids, Saponins, Tannins, Polyphenolic Compounds, Mucilage,Glucoside, Alkaloid


Antibacterial Activity,
Antioxidant Activity,


Himalayas, Manipur, Naga Hills and in some parts of South India

Peer Review Journal Reference

1. R. Balakumbahan*, K. Rajamani and K. Kumanan Acorus calamus: An overview Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(25), pp. 2740-2745, December Special Review, 2010

2. Rajput SB, Tonge MB, Karuppayil SM. An overview on traditional uses and pharmacological profile of Acorus calamus Linn. (Sweet flag) and other Acorus species. Phytomedicine. 2014 Feb 15;21(3):268-76. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2013.09.020. Epub 2013 Nov 4. PMID: 24200497.

3. Deepak Chandra and Kundan Prasad,Phytochemicals of Acorus calamus (Sweet flag) ~ 277 ~ Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies 2017; 5(5): 277-281

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