BOTANICAL NAME: Acorus calamus Linn.
Charaka: Lekhaniya, Arshoghna, Triptighna, Asrtgapanopaga, Shirovirechana, Sanjnasthapana, Sheeta prashamana
Sushruta: Pippalyadi, Mustadi, Vachadi
Bhavaprakasha: Haritakayadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: Sweet Flag
COMMON NAME: Bach
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
HABITAT: Semi-aquatic perennial monocot. Cultivated in damp marshy areas as like near rivers and lakes. Found commonly in Manipur and Naga hills of India.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: It is a marshy herb with creeping root stock. Leaves are 2-4 ft. × 0.5-1 inch, with many margins. Flowers are green, densely crowded on a cylindrical, sessile spadix. Fruits are few seeded berries. Seeds are oblong. Flowering and fruiting during May to August.
|Katu, Tikta||Laghu, Tikshna||Ushna||Kattu||Medhya||Vatakaphashamaka|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTION EFFECT||ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Pungent, Bitter||Light, Piercing||Hot||Pungent||Improves intelligence||Vatakapha pacifying|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Acromanone, Acorone, B- gurjune, Acoraceae acid
- Obesity: Massage is to be done with its powder
- Anxiety: Rhizome powder is used as an external application
Vibandha Constipation, kanthya Throat disorders, Jwara Fever, Adhamana Bloating
USEFUL PART: Rhizome
DOSAGE: Powder 125-500 mg per day in divided dosage
1. Vacha churna
2. Brahmi Vati