Sweet flag (Acorus calamus) is mentioned in Ayurveda and belongs to the genus Acorus information regarding the chemical constituents and. Acorus calamus is a species of flowering plant, a tall wetland monocot of the family Acoraceae, Horticulture. 6 Chemistry; 7 Cultural symbolism; 8 Safety and regulations; 9 Notes and references; 10 External links .. (). “Essential oil composition of Acorus calamus L. from the lower region of the Himalayas”. Download scientific diagram | Active chemical constituents in Acorus calamus L. Root from publication: Prasaplai: An essential Thai traditional formulation for.

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The animals developed tumors, and the plant was labeled procarcinogenic.

Acorus calamus – Wikipedia

The man awoke, found the root, and made a medicine which cured the people. Retrieved from ” https: Evaluation of wound-healing activity of Acorus calamus Linn. Communication – constituents of essential oil”.

One story goes that a sickness was plaguing the people. Besides, more new active constituents possessing important bioactive properties are being isolated and identified from Acorus spp. Gerard notes “It calwmus exceeding well in my garden, but as yet beareth neither flowers nor stalke”.

A number of active constituents from leaves, rhizomes and essential oils of Acorus spp. Thompson notes a number of other details which she constituentd can be used to tell the different forms apart in North America, such as flower length, average maximum leaf length, relative length of the sympodial leaf with respect calmus the vegetative leaves, the average length of the spadix during flowering, and tendency of the leaf margin to undulate in the triploid.


The solid, triangular flower-stems rise from the axils of the outer leaves. Calamuus role of Acorus calamus in ferric chloride-induced epileptogenesis in rat. A catalogue of plants cultivated in the garden of John Gerard. Free radicals and other ROS have been recognized as an important causative factor in the development of neurodegenerative disorders.

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Acorus calamus rhizome extract prepared with ethanol: It was introduced into Western Europe and North America for medicinal purposes. Perhaps, thorough studies involving clinical trials in human subject remains to conatituents performed.

The root system of A. Teton-Dakota warriors chewed the root to a paste, which they rubbed on their faces. Review of studies on chemical constituents and pharmacology of genus Acorus. Important bioactivities Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activities: The Bible mentions its use in the holy anointing oil Exodus In addition acorhs “sweet flag” and “calamus” other common names include beewortbitter pepper rootcalamus rootflag rootgladdonmyrtle flagmyrtle grassmyrtle rootmyrtle sedgepine rootrat root, sea sedgesweet cane, sweet cinnamonsweet grasssweet myrtlesweet rootsweet rushand sweet sedge.


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Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: It is reported as a good source of active constituents possessing several useful bioactive properties. Comparatively, antimicrobial properties of Acorus spp. A cortatarins-A has potential of inhibiting reactive oxygen species production in high-glucose-stimulated mesangial cells in a dose-and time-dependent manner Tong et al.

It has narrow, 6 to 14 in Therefore, these are high times for investigations of chemical composition and bioactivities of unexplored plants of the Acorus and devote more efforts towards understanding the mechanism of action of bioactive constituents present therein.

According to Thompson the primary morphological distinction between the triploid and the North American forms of the diploid is made by the number of prominent leaf veins, the diploid having a single prominent midvein and on both sides of this equally raised secondary veins, the triploid having a single acoruz midvein with the secondary veins barely distinct.

constituenfs Retrieved 13 December In recent times usefulness of A. Study of antiepileptic effect of extracts from Acorus tatarinowii Schott. The haem peroxidase of A. Essential oils of A. A new study reports that A. This plant is sometimes used as a pond plant in horticulture. Naturalis Historia [ The Natural History ].