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Calamus
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Arum
Genus :
Acorus
Species :
calamus
COMMON NAMES
Sweet Flag; Sweet Sedge; Sweet Root; Myrtle Grass
USES
Dried calamus rhizome (root) can be used to treat stomach cramps, gas, gastric ulcers, and lack of appetite.
DESCRIPTION
A perennial herb that grows on the water's edge and in wetlands. It sends up leafy, grasslike stems from its underground stalk. The stems may be up to 5 feet tall. Halfway up the stem, each leaf bears a 2 to 4 inch long fleshy cylindrical flower stalk, consisting of many tiny yellow-brown flowers.
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