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Botanical Name: Acorus calamus

Common Names: Calamus, Vacha, Bach Agri-turki, Baje


The sharp-edged calamus is a perennial semi-aquatic plant that grows in marshes and on muddy banks of streams. Although experts usually say the plant may have been used in herbal medicine as long as 4,000 years ago, the first mention of the plant as a medicine is in the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica, a Chinese medical text dating even earlier, to about 2837 BCE. The traditional use of calamus was to "open the orifices" to allow the inner spirit to reach out to the world.  Calamus was also employed to treat winter-time joint pain, wounds, and sores. In the United States and Canada, calamus was used to make calamine lotion, used to relieve skin inflammation of all origins. It was considered a sacred incense by both the Sumerians and the Egyptians. Calamus was planted by Native Americans along migratory paths so that it could be harvested at later times. It was normally used as an antiseptic for toothaches and headaches. As a bath additive, calamus helps with circulation and joint pain, and as a gargle calamus relieves sore throat. As a lotion, calamus relieves skin inflammation of all origins.


Magical/ Occult: is alleged  to grant the bearer control over a person or situation. Because of this,its an ingredient in formulas used for controlling others, including Commanding, Essence of Bend-Over, and Follow Me Boy. Some people  mix it with Commanding Powder and sprinkle it around the room where they will meet someone they wish to control. Others add it to a conjure bag filled with so-called Love-Herbs, in order to Dominate in a Love Affair.  We do not make any claims for calamus root powder and sell as a botanical Curio only.



Disclaimer: The information presented here is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with a qualified healthcare provider before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, have any medical conditions or prescribed to medication.
Note: For external use only. Its internal use is considered poisonous to those who are not well versed in herbal medicine. Although global cultures have for a great many centuries associated consumption of calamus with long life and good health, the FDA strictly prohibits the use of Calamus in food products. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY!

Organic Calamus Root

SKU: calam
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