Calamus Root (Acorus calamus)
Today Calamus is used for the relief from headaches and toothaches, helps ward off exhaustion and fatigue, and can help prevent a hangover, used to quell a cough, can help with fevers and dyspepsia. Chewing the rhizome will ease digestion and clear the voice. It can be used to cleanse and disinfect the teeth. This plant works well for digestive problems such as gas, bloating, colic, and poor digestive function. Calamus root has also been used in the treatment and cure of diabetes. The Chinese use it for constipation and in India it is used to reduce fever, calm asthma and bronchitis, and is used as a sedative. In Ayurvedic medicine, Calamus is used as a "rejuvenator" for the brain and nervous system, and as a remedy for digestive disorders.