acorus calamus meaning

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Noun: Acorus calamus
  1. Perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
    - sweet flag, calamus, sweet calamus, myrtle flag, flagroot

Type of: bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant

Part of: Acorus, genus Acorus

Encyclopedia: Acorus calamus

A plant genus of the family ACORACEAE,order Arales,subclass Arecidae most notable for Acorus calamus L. root which contains asarone and has been used in traditional medicine.


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  1. To date there is no solid evidence of any hallucinogenic substances in " Acorus calamus ".
  2. "Acorus calamus " may prove to be an effective control measure against cattle tick, Rhipicephalus ( Boophilus ) microplus.
  3. The records of exports of the candied roots of Sweet Flag ( " Acorus calamus " ) to Western Europe date back to the 16th century.
  4. The North American Calamus is known as " Acorus calamus " var . " americanus " or more recently as simply " Acorus americanus ".
  5. Initially, Europeans confused the identity and medicinal uses of the " Acorus calamus " of the Romans and Greeks with their native " Iris pseudacorus ".

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