Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Calamus (Sweet Flag)
Botanical Name   Acorus calamus americanus
System Affected   gas, antacid, lice, digestion, liver
Properties   antacid, gas-reliever kills lice and fleas (powder the root and rub into affected area), insecticide, vermifuge excellent for digestion, liver gastritis, dyspepsia, flatulent colic
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Toxicity   European version contains cis-isoasarone
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