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Calamus powder
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Calamus powder

Acorus calamus, root powder

1/2 lb bag
6860
$14.99

Highly Aromatic Herb Used Externally to Help Remove Massage Oil*

  • Supports proper function of the lymphatic system*
  • Invigorates the skin*
  • Promotes the removal of natural toxins*

Calamus powder, or vacha, is effective for skin exfoliation and commonly used externally during panchakarma or after abhyanga (self-oil massage) to remove oil. Also known as sweet flag, it is a highly aromatic herb that supports the proper function of the lymphatic system and enlivens the skin. As an ingredient in massage oils, calamus stimulates the body and helps to remove natural toxins. It can also be used in nasya (nasal) oils to sharpen the mind and increase awareness.*

The use of calamus (Acorus calamus) in foods is prohibited in the United States by the FDA. Whether or not it can be used as an ingredient in a dietary supplement is not clear. In the 70's and '80s, studies demonstrating carcinogenic activity in animals were conducted with rodents fed or injected massive doses of beta-asarone. The Indian variety of calamus contains beta-asarone and was subsequently banned from use in foods in the United States. Pending clarification on this issue, Banyan's bulk calamus powder is not for human consumption.

 

Other products that contain Calamus include:
Kapha Massage Oil, Nasya Oil

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When you purchase certified organic herbs from Banyan Botanicals, you can be confident that you are making a healthful choice, while also contributing to a healthier planet. In order to meet the USDA’s stringent organic standards our entire line of supply is regularly inspected by independent 3rd party certifying agencies.

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Banyan Botanicals is committed to trading fairly with everyone involved in the farming and production of our herbs.

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Many widely used plants are threatened and in danger of being unavailable either through extinction or protective legislation. Banyan Botanicals is working to reverse this trend by supporting sustainable projects that use ecologically friendly methods of farming and harvesting.

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Ayurvedic Energetics:

  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for vata and kapha, may increase pitta

 

California Customers: WARNING

Calamus Root Powder (Acorus calamus)

This product is organically grown and processed in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).

This item contains no animal products and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

 

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