Acorus Calamus, Vekhand - Plant

With a strong aroma, this herb has rhizomes which resemble very closely to ginger.
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25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Acorus Calamus

The scented leaves and more strongly scented rhizomes have traditionally been used medicinally and to make fragrances, and the dried and powdered rhizome has been used as a substitute for ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Its flowers are insignificant, but its leaves are aromatic and resemble the foliage of an iris.

Sweet flag makes a striking statement at the shallow end of a pool, in a bog garden, or in a marshy woodland area.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name beewort, bitter pepper root, calamus root, flag root, gladdon, myrtle flag, myrtle grass, myrtle root, myrtle sedge, pine root, sweet flag
Maximum Reachable Height Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Keep evenly moist-wet; prefers moisture, do not allow to dry out.
  • Possible pests: aphids, occasional leaf spot, snails, and slugs.
  • Needs to grow in water less than 9 inches deep or in the very moist soil.
  • Plant in containers to control spread if desired.

    Acorus Calamus care

    Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in both boggy conditions (including shallow standing water to 9” deep) and consistently moist garden soils.

    In water gardens, plant rhizomes slightly below the soil surface in moist soils at the water’s edge or in containers set in shallow water. Rhizomes or existing clumps may also be planted in containers sunk into wet boggy areas to help prevent any possible aggressive spread.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium to wet
    Soil Loamy Soil
    Temperature 10 to 38°C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

    Acorus Calamus special feature

    The essential oil is an insect repellent and insecticide.

    Acorus Calamus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for the ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The root is used internally in the treatment of digestive complaints, bronchitis, sinusitis etc
    • It is said to have wonderfully tonic powers of stimulating and normalizing the appetite
    • It is a folk remedy for arthritis, cancer, convulsions, diarrhea, dyspepsia, epilepsy etc
    • Chewing the root is said to kill the taste for tobacco
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

    Culinary Use:

    • The rhizome is candied and made into a sweetmeat
    • It can be peeled and washed to remove the bitterness and then eaten raw like a fruit
    • It can also be used as a flavoring
    • The dried and powdered rhizome has a spicy flavor and is used as a substitute for ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Acorus calamus called in hindi?

    In Hindi, Acorus calamus is called as Ghorbach

    What is Acorus calamus?

    Acorus calamus is a species of flowering plant, a tall wetland monocot of the family Acoraceae, in the genus Acorus.

    What is Acorus calamus used for?

    Acorus calamus is a very important Ayurveda medicinal herb used in skincare, hair care, impotency, memory, wisdom, piles, kidney stones, abscess, etc.


    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

    Gauri Tewari Awasthi

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    ?How many years will it live?


    Sunday, 23 February 2020

    Quick delivery, good price

    srinivas jallepalli
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