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Definition of the noun acorus calamus
What does acorus calamus mean as a name of something?
- perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- synonyms of Acorus calamus: calamus / flagroot / myrtle flag / sweet calamus / sweet flag
- more generic terms: bog plant / marsh plant / swamp plant = a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc
- part: calamus = the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally
- member of: Acorus / genus Acorus = sweet flags
- substance: calamus oil = carcinogenic oil from calamus root used as a perfume
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Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian Rätsch
Acorus calamus var. americanus ...
by George A. Burdock
Natural sources Botanical source: Acorus calamus L. Family Araceae. Functional use in foods Was once used as a flavoring ingredient, now banned from use. GRAS status Regulatory citations Formerly FEMA GRAS No. 2226. Removed from ...
Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper
See Acorus calamus. Acorus cALAMUs. The systematic name of the sweet-flag, or acorus; which is also called Calamus aromaticus, Acorus verus, Acorus asiaticus, ...
Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi
an ancient name applied to Acorus calamus and to Iris pseudacorus; see Alexander Trallianus [Alessandro di Tralle], ...
by Richard Rudgley
Accordingto Dioscorides thesmokeof Acorus calamus, iftaken orally throughafunnel, relieves a cough. Celsusrecords that the plant was readily available in themarkets of Indiaalmost 2,000 years ago. The aromatic leaves were placed on ...
Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi
an ancient name applied to Acorus calamus and to Iris pseudacorus ; see ...
Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter
ACORUS CALAMUS • Sweet Flag. Sweet Sedge. Derived from the herb Acorus calamus. The rhizome contains essential oil, mucilage, glycosides, amino acid, and tannins. The oil is obtained by steam distillation of the stem or root and is used ...
by William Nicholson
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by International Food Information Service
Calamus Medicinal herb (Acorus calamus) also known as sweet flag. Dried rhizomes are used in the formulation of vermouths, liqueurs and bitters, and also for medicinal and veterinary purposes. Calciferol Synonym for ergocalciferol and ...
by Andrew Chevallier
Acorus calamus (Araceae) Sweet Flag, Calamus, Bacc (Hindi) Sweet flag has a long-standing reputation as atonic and stimulant. An important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, it is also widely used in Europe and the U.S. The rhizome is a valuable ...
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