Entry Detail

Acorus calamus L.
calamus root, sweetflag


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Acorus calamus L.
Common Name:  
calamus root, sweetflag
Myaamia Name:  
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1992 Use - Medicinal 

The leaves are pulverized and used to wrap a wound.

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Medicinal 

"My dad made me eat the root [for colds and coughs] and I didn't like it".

Olds, J., Olds, D. and D. Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal 

The root is chewed or made into tea to treat pneumonia and chest ailments.

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Medicinal 

Root chewed to treat a cough and sore throat.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Occurs in swamps and shallow waters throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands.

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