Calamus - Sweet Flag - Acorus calamus

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Botanical Name - Calamus - Sweet Flag - Acorus calamus.

Plant Origin -  India.

Oil taken from - Leaf.

Extraction Method - Distillation.

Aroma Description - A gently sweet, warm woody aroma with mild spicy



Traditional uses for Calamus Essential Oil include -

Calamus is reed-like in appearance and its name comes from the Greek word for reed 'Calamos'.  It thrives in the muddy regions at the edges of banks on streams and lakes.

It is used widely in perfumery and is highly prized for its warm and woody aroma.

When burnt it is a gently calming and sedating Essential Oil that helps provide a tranquil environment.

Calamus offers support to the Digestive system, and is emmenagogic, stimulating menses.  With this in mind this Essential Oil should not be used during pregnancy.

As this Essential Oil is also sedative in its general effect it can lower Blood Pressure and for this reason to should not be used if low blood pressure is already indicated.

This Essential Oil has a strong anti-inflammatory index, making it a great addition to massage blends for tired muscles and stiff joints/arthritic conditions.

Calamus is also indicated as a notable aphrodisiac.


Calamus blends well with -

Kelp, Sea Fennel, Lavender, Cinnamon, Sandalwood and Cedarwood Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Calamus Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Calamus Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.