Calamus Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Calamus Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Acorus calamus angustatus

WARNING!

This oil should not be used in aromatherapy. Oral ingestion of calamus oil can cause convulsions and liver and kidney damage.

Oil Overview

Calamus is native to northern Europe and Asia. It is extracted from fresh or dried roots by steam distillation. The root of this plant is used in herbal medicine for the treatment of nervous complaints, vertigo, headaches and dysentery.

Oil Sources

Calamus is native to northern Europe and Asia. It is extracted from fresh or dried roots by steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Acorenone, isoshyobunine, asarone, calamendiol, a-selinene, a-calacorene, calamusenone, camphone and shyobunone.

Aroma

Spicy, Woodsy

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