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
Devers, B. 2003, July 7 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.
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal  root chewed on or made into tea to treat pneumonia and chest ailments
Miley, P. 2003, June 6-7 Use - Medicinal  root chewed for coughs;
Rafert, S. 1992 Use - Medicinal  leaves pulverized and used to wrap a wound p. 45 –
Botanical Sources  
Acorus calamus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in swamps and shallow waters throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999  
Related Sources  
Acorus calamus L.
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