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Acorus calamus(Sweet Flag)

Common Name: Calamus , Sweet Sledge, Sweet Myrtle, Sweet Flag.
Plant name: Acorus calamus.
Chemical constituents: Acorenone, beta-asarone, calamendiol, a-selinene, a-calacorene, calamusenone, camphone and shyobunone.
Uses: It is nauseant, stomachic, anthelmentic, Stimulants, Emtetic, Expectorant, Carminative, Antispasmodic and nerving sedative.
Rhizome is used in the cure of host of diseases such as epilepsy, mental ailments, chronic diarrhoea and dysentery.
 It is used in incense sticks and dhup and is widely used as insecticide for lice, bedbugs, worms, etc.

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