Calamus Root (Organic) - Acorus calamus

Botanical name: Acorus calamus

Other names: Calamus Roots, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass and many more

Family: Araceae 

Distribution: Indigenous to Central Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas. Now spread all over the world.

Origin : Poland

The history of calamus is still largely unknown. It is more than questionable whether the akoron of Dioscorides was actually calamus. In ancient times, it was believed that akaron was indigenous to the legendary gardens of Colchis (on the Balkan Peninsula on the Black Sea). Whether calamus was used as an aphrodisiac incense in ancient times, as it is in modern Egypt, cannot be determined with certainty. But if the ancient names do in fact refer to calamus, then it is likely that it was used for this purpose. In Italy, it is still regarded as a “Plant of Venus”. The calamus of the Bible is now interpreted as Endropogon aromaticus or  Cymbopogon spp. Remnants of Acorus Calamus were reportedly found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. It has also been suggested that calamus was an ingredient in some Witches ointments.

Chinese sources contain what may be the oldest reference to sweet flag. The related but smaller species Acorus Gramineus was mentioned in the ancient Chinese Shih Ching, or the Book of Songs.

Our Acorus calamus

Our Acorus calamus is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our Acorus calamus is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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