BOTANICAL NAME: Acorus calamus



Calamus oil is extracted from the fresh roots or the unpeeled dried root ofAcorus calamus var. angustatus of the Araceae family by steam distillation method. Calamus is a perennial, semi-aquatic, marshy plant, native to northern Europe and Himalayas. The root of this plant is used in herbal medicine for the treatment of nervous complaints, vertigo, headaches, neuralgia, shock, epilepsy, panic attacks and dysentery.

Oil properties
Calamus oil has a warm, spicy odor – reminiscent of a sweet forest.
Chemical composition
The main chemical components are acorenone, b-gurjunene, isoshyobunine, b-asarone, calamendiol, a-selinene, a-calacorene, calamusenone, camphone and shyobunone.
Calamus oil should rather be avoided during pregnancy. Certain studies and reports suggest that the asorone contained in Calamus oil can cause convulsions and hallucinations if taken internally (orally). We recommend a low dilution rate in a massage blend (under 2%)

Therapeutic Properties

The therapeutic Properties for Calamus essential oil are antibiotic, antispasmodic, circulatory, cephalic, stimulant and nervine.


Calamus oil is an excellent stimulant for the nervous system, helping with headaches and various nervous complaints, neuralgia, panic attacks, refreshing the brain, improving memory and reducing swelling in joints and is considered a pain reliever.


Although Calamus oil was banned by the FDA in 1968 as a food additive and as a medicine, our essential oil is only recommended for external use in a massage blend or in an anointing oil blend. Current research shows that Calamus essential oil has a low carcinogenic potency when ingested. We do NOT recommend the ingestion of any of Calamus Oil. This practise can only be undertaken under guidance of a registered medical professional.
• Burners and vaporizers
In vapour therapy, Calamus oil can help for headaches, panic attacks, promote calmness, harmony, memory and clear the mind.

• Blended in the bath
When adding Calamus oil to a warm bath, it can help ease tension, headaches, anxiety, help to restore memory and soothe and calm aching joints and muscles.
Calamus oil blend well with

Calamus oil goes particularly well with cinnamon, cedar wood, clary sage, lavender, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree and ylang-ylang.

MRT gives the products which are grown under the stringent organic standards of NPOP, NOP and EU certification by LACON, Germany


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