Sweet flag (Acorus calamus) is mentioned in Ayurveda and belongs to the genus Acorus information regarding the chemical constituents and. Acorus calamus is a species of flowering plant, a tall wetland monocot of the family Acoraceae, Horticulture. 6 Chemistry; 7 Cultural symbolism; 8 Safety and regulations; 9 Notes and references; 10 External links .. (). “Essential oil composition of Acorus calamus L. from the lower region of the Himalayas”. Download scientific diagram | Active chemical constituents in Acorus calamus L. Root from publication: Prasaplai: An essential Thai traditional formulation for.

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While they were travelling, a piece of root was kept and chewed to ward off illness. The other species A. Volatiles from leaves and rhizomes of fragrant Acorus spp. The haem peroxidase of A.

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Antimicrobial activities of the crude methanol extract of Acorus calamus Linn. Previously, two novel spiroalkaloids namely acortatarins A and B with a naturally unusual morpholine motif were reported from the rhizome of A. Effect of Acorus calamus L. Further, Lee has studied the fungicidal property of hexane extract of A. Archived from the original on 14 August Aorus Latin in Latin.


Thompson only analyses North American consrituents of the diploid variety in her treatment, and does not analyse the morphology of Asian forms of the diploid variety. Many previous studies have reported chemical composition s and bioactivities of A.

The study in vitro carried out has shown that extract of A. Protective effect of ethyl acetate and m ethanolic extract of A.

Of the 28 compounds identified three were new sesquiterpenes 1 beta, 7 alpha H -cadinane-4 alpha, 6 alpha, 10 alpha-triol, 1 alpha, 5 beta-guaiane alpha-O-ethyl-4 beta, 6 beta-diol acodus 6 beta, 7 beta H -cadinane-1 alpha, 4 alpha, 10 alpha-triol Dong et al. In addition to “sweet flag” and “calamus” other common names include beewortbitter pepper rootcalamus rootflag rootgladdonmyrtle flagmyrtle grassmyrtle rootmyrtle sedgepine rootrat root, sea sedgesweet cane, sweet cinnamonsweet grasssweet myrtlesweet rootsweet rushand sweet sedge.

I am also indebted to Dr. Several research groups have evaluated antioxidant potential of plants of Acosrus spp.

[Chemical constituents of Acorus calamus].

Ethanolic extracts of A. Teton-Dakota warriors chewed the root to a paste, which they rubbed on their faces.

Mode of action of Acorus calamus L. These extracts have protected most of the changes induced by noise-stress in the rat brain.

Induction of sterility in male house flies by vapours of Acorus calamus L. Acta Biologica Szegediensis, Triploid plants are infertile and show an abortive ovary with a shrivelled appearance. The spadix is densely crowded with tiny greenish-yellow flowers.


A number of synonyms are known, but a number are contested as to which variety they belong. Their synthesis, however, is triggered by the pathogenesis. Asarone tend to reduces intracellular triglyceride levels by stimulating the phosphorylation of hormone-sensitive lipase which triggers lipolysis in adipocytes.

They did not require metal ions for their activity however affected by high concentrations of denaturants like urea, thiourea and guanidine hydrochloric acid Bains et al. Deepak Ganjewala and Ashwani Kumar Srivastava, Thus the Herbarius zu Teutschpublished at Mainz indescribes and includes a woodcut of this iris under the name Acorus.

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A study by Hazra et al. Hypolipidemic activity of Acorus calamus L. The essence from the rhizome is used as a flavor for pipe tobacco. Calmaus activity of a water extract of Acorus calamus L.