Species Detail

Acorus calamus L.
calamus root or sweetflag


Scientific Name:  
Acorus calamus L.
Common Name:  
calamus root or sweetflag
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Geboe Property, Liebert Property
Growth Forms:  
Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Acorus calamus L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  root chewed to treat sore throat and cough. Beth recalls her mother treating her cough and sore throat recently; with calamus root; which she chewed and the cough got better.
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  root chewed on or made into tea to treat pneumonia and chest ailments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  root chewed for coughs;
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  leaves pulverized and used to wrap a wound p. 45 –
Botanical Sources  
Acorus calamus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in swamps and shallow waters throughout eastern and western Miami lands
No Reference Specified  
Related Sources  
Acorus calamus L.
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