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Calamus Root Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Sweet Flag

Calamus Root Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Calamus Root essential oil uses and benefitsCalamus Root Essential Oil Properties & Benefits (Acorus calamus) – Sweet Flag

A  relaxing, sweet scent similar to cinnamon with herbal undertones.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from root
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Also known as Sweet Flag

Calamus Root Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Calamus Root Essential Oil – Sweet Flag

Calamus is a perennial, marshy plant native to northern Europe and Asia n close proximity to water. It is also known as sweet flag, beewort, flag root, sweet root, and sweet grass. The root has existed for thousands of years and has used for its medicinal purposes as well as for fragrance.

Early Egyptian cultures believed the root has aphrodisiac properties. In Chinese and Indian early cultures, camalus leaves, stems, and roots were used for medicinal purposes, as a sedative and a laxative. Calamus root has been used in traditional herbal medicine for nervous anxiety, vertigo, headaches and migraines, panic attacks, epilepsy, shock, and dysentery.*  In India, the powdered herb is used as an insecticide.

Calamus Root Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Calamus essential oil has documented properties in aromatherapy as an analgesic, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, hypotensor, insect repellent, seative, stimulant (salivary glands), stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.

Calamus root essential oil has purifying properties, muscle relaxing properties and can help aid circulation issues.* It has been traditionally used as a pain reliever and can be a natural remedy to help relieve headaches.* 

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Calamus Root Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends

Blends well with ylang ylang, patchouli, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, cedarwood, tea tree, and cinnamon essential oils.

 Dilute with carrier oil for direct skin contact. 

Calamus Root Oil Safety Information

  • Do not use if pregnant.
  • May be toxic.
  • Consult a safety reference book as there is carcinogenic potential.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.


Essential OilCalamus Root - Sweet Flag
Botanical NameAcorus calamus
Country of OriginIndia
Method of DistillationSteam
CAS No.84775-39-3