Calamus oil is an essential oil derived from the rhizomes of two plants, Acorus calamus and Acorus americanus. It is obtained through a process of steam distillation. The main constituents of calamus oil include alpha and beta asarone, calamusenone, calamenene, isoshyobunine, and various other aromatic compounds.
Calamus oil possesses antispasmodic, carminative, and sedative properties, which make it useful in the treatment of respiratory ailments, digestive disorders, and nervous system disorders. It also exhibits antimicrobial and insecticidal activities, making it a potential ingredient for various commercial products.
In traditional medicine, calamus oil has been used to treat conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, rheumatism, and epilepsy. Its antispasmodic effects have been shown to relieve muscle cramps and spasms, while its sedative properties promote relaxation and alleviate anxiety.
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|Botanical name||Acorus Calamus|
|Origin||Calamus oil is volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from either fresh root or the unpeeled dried root|
|Appearance||Yellow to Brownish Yellow liquid having fresh, sweet, citrus and herbal odour.|
|Density||1.075 – 1.078 @25°C|
|Refractive index||1.540 – 1.550 @20°C|
|Optical rotation||+3° to inactive|
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