Acorus calamus

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Noun1.Acorus calamus - perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic rootsAcorus calamus - perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
Acorus, genus Acorus - sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae
calamus - the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally
calamus oil - carcinogenic oil from calamus root used as a perfume
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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Studies on snake repellents in India revealed that extracts of Allium sativum, Acorus calamus, neem, tobacco leaves and Vitex negundo, as well as oil extracts of Acorus calamus among others, were very effective snakes' repellents.
The name ACORUS is taken from Acorus Calamus, a wetland plant that looks like a reed, which features in a famous French fable the oak and the reed with the wisdom that a reed bends but does not break.
Effect of Acorus calamus on electrical and chemical induced seizures in mice.
Blood pressure-lowering and vascular modulator effects of Acorus calamus extract are mediated through multiple pathways.
It contains Acorus calamus, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica, Santalum rubrum, Myristica fragrans and Piper longum.
Acorus calamus, Pongamia glabra and Cedrus deodara are also known for their insecticidal, anti-moulding and anti-fertility activities (Sharma, 1996).
Usually one plant was used for treatment of a single ailment, like the use of Acorus calamus for treatment of asthma.
Such a possibility is supported by the information that druids fantasy may contain morning glory/Ipomoea convolvulaceae, Argyreia nervosa, Acorus calamus ("sweet flag", "calamus"), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), and Piper methysticum ("kava", kava-kava") (Dennehy, Tsourounis & Miller 2005; http://www.
neem leaves extract, Acorus calamus oil, citrus oil and Nelumbo nucifera each at 0.