Acorus calamus, commonly known as sweet flag, is a member of the Arum family. Acorus derives from a Greek word meaning “pupil of the eye”. Calamus derives from a Greek word meaning “reed” and refers to the reed-like appearance of the plant. Calamus grows in wetlands and along river banks throughout North-America, Europe, and Asia. After harvest, calamus is dried and used for a variety of purposes. Due to its stimulating and euphoric properties, calamus is mainly used as a rejuvenating tonic and aphrodisiac. Calamus can help maintain memory and a healthy libido. The herb gives off a sweet, refreshing fragrance that serves well as a breath freshener and as a flavouring in liqueurs like Beerenburg. Native American tribes used calamus for its hallucinogenic effects. The body converts β -asarone, found in calamus, into the amphetamine TMA-2. In his book Pihkal, Dr Shulgin suggests the effects of TMA-2 are similar to mescaline, but without the intensification of colours.
- 25 grams. Powdered plant material.
- Stimulating, euphoric
- Has a positive effect on libido and contributes to cognitive function.
- For a stimulating effect: Add 1-2 teaspoons of powder to a glass of juice and stir well, or encapsulate the powder.
- For a hallucinogenic effect: Add 4-5 teaspoons.
- Make your own energetic herbal blend by combining calamus with uplifting, herbal stimulants like guarana or kola nut.
Not for sale to minors. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, are breastfeeding or taking any prescription drug, consult your doctor before using this product. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while your judgment is impaired. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.