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Acorus calamus

Common Name: Sweet Flag
Nepali Name: Bojo
Sanskrit Name: Vacha

acorus calmus
Description: An herb with long, creeping-branched, aromatic rhizomes. Flowering shoots supported by a large leaf like structure called spathe. Flowers small, pale green, clindrical spikes called spadix, fruits yellow.

Parts used: Rhizome.
acorus calamus/Bojo
Alkaloid, terpenes, glycoside, aromatic volatile oil.
Medicinal Properties: Aromatic, bitter, brain tonic, carminative, diuretic, aphrodisiac, tranquillizer, emetic, stomachic, resuscitative.

Medicinal uses:
In Mental diseases as nerve stimulant.
Its infusion is given in diarrhoea, dysentery, bronchial and chest diseases and epilepsy.
It is the remedy for flatulent colic.
Its poultice is used in rheumatic swellings.
It is used in Bronchitis, schizophrenia, obesity, fever, rheumatism, fever, glandular and abdominal tumors, kidney and liver complaints and eczema.

Forms of use: As powder, infusion, tincture, fluid extract.

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