100% Pure Essential Oil
Scientific name: Acorus calamus
Oil origin: Root
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Warm, spicy
Odor strength: Medium
Evaporation: Base note
Calamus is a member of the Acoraceae family thought to have originated in Asia. It has been used for both aromatic and medicinal purposes since antiquity. The British would place the plant on the floor of dwellings for a pleasing olfactory quality. It was mentioned in the Papyrus of Egypt for its aromatic qualities.
In contemporary alternative medicine, calamus essential oil is thought to have sedative and diuretic properties. In Ayurveda, the plant is used to mitigate the negative side effects of hallucinogens. It is reputed to improve memory retention and allay vertigo and headaches. It does contain a substance called asorone which is considered toxic, therefore this oil should be used with care.
Calamus essential oil is a unique addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, and aromatherapy.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
You won't find a higher quality 100% Pure Calamus Essential Oil anywhere
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"The results indicate that the essential oil of A. calamus rhizomes and its constituent compounds have potential for development into natural fumigants/insecticides for control of the booklice."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23676474
"The rhizome contains active ingredients and possesses insecticidal, antifungal, antibacterial and allopathic properties. It is also used to treat insomnia, melancholia, neurosis, epilepsy, hysteria, loss of memory, toothache and respiratory ailments."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3656192/
I got this one for my dad to help with his vertigo. It doesn't make it go away but it definitely helps
Another oil mentioned in the Bible I wanted to try. The first few times I really really liked it and thought it would be in my top three favorites, but now doesn't have the extraordinariness as the first time. Not bad, still good, but just doesn't stand out like at first.
(N.B.-This review is based on the 1ml sample size when first released. I love the size, that it is glass, and has an orifice reducer. This is much better than the thin long glass vial samples from other companies that don't pour out. Until it all comes out all over, and all at once, and your sample is wasted after just trying to get a drop or two. This was much better but still very very difficult to even get a drop out, especially exactly where you want it. So no waste but still frustrating. If the reducer was improved it would be perfect as the size is excellent.)
I got this oil as the herb is used in TCM and I am in school for acupuncture and TCM, going to see how it fares against the indications the herb is used for. EXCITED
THIS OIL IS PERFECT FOR HEADACHE AND MIGRAINE
I have a big issue with vertigo and this oil is wonderful and great for migraines as well.
I haven't gotten a chance to use my calamus yet but I have loved everything I have gotten so I'm sure I will put it to good use.
I love this scent. It's one you may have to get use to.
Love this oil. Takes the edge off of stress for me
I used this oil along with Jade Blooms lemongrass oil and a base of sweet almond to create a liniment for my neighbor. He raved about it! It worked very well for him!
I can't put my finger on this scent. I can't say it's pleasant either. This isn't an oil to get for aromatherapy! I'm glad I have my little bottle and I will research it more, but it will go up in the closet well away from the kids for now, because of the toxic components. I think this is one to use very, very dilute when applying topically and perhaps blending it.