Calamus

(rINNM)

💊 Chemical information

Acore Vrai; Cálamo aromático; Calamus Rhizome; Kalmus; Sweet Flag Root.
CAS — 8015-79-0 (calamus oil).

Pharmacopoeias.

In Chin. and Swiss.

💊 Profile

Calamus, the dried rhizome of the sweet flag, Acorus calamus (Acoraceae), has been used as a bitter and carminative; it is also used as a source of calamus oil, which is employed in perfumery. The FDA in the USA has prohibited marketing calamus as a food or food additive; the oil (Jammu variety) is reported to be a carcinogen.

Homoeopathy.

Calamus has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Calamus aromaticus; Acorus calamus.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Cz.: Koren Puskvorce. Multi-ingredient: Austria: Abdomilon N; Cz.: Abdomilon†; Dr Theiss Schwedenbitter; Eugastrin†; Original Schwedenbitter; Stomaran; Fr.: Jouvence de l’Abbe Soury; Ger.: Abdomilon N; Gastrol S†; Majocarmin mite†; Presselin Blahungs K 4 N†; Stomasal Med†; Stovalid N†; ventri-loges N; Israel: Rekiv; Ital.: Frerichs Maldifassi†; Pol.: Dentosept A; Gastro; Krople Zoladkowe; Seboren; Port.: Cholagutt†; Rus.: Original Grosser Bittner Balsam (Оригинальный Большой Бальзам Биттнера); Switz.: Kernosan Elixir; Tisane pour l’estomac; Urinex; UK: Pegina.
Published January 31, 2019.