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Acorus Calamus, Vekhand - Plant

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With a strong aroma, this herb has rhizomes which resemble very closely to ginger.
Medicinal Plants
Sales price 349
(1 plant)
Plant height : 1 feet (+/- 20%)

The plant is potted in 6 inch plastic Pot
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Description for Acorus Calamus, Vekhand

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
beewort, bitter pepper root, calamus root, flag root, gladdon, myrtle flag, myrtle grass, myrtle root, myrtle sedge, pine root, sweet flag Green Summer Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet Easy to grow

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Loamy Soil Medium to wet 10 to 38°C Use any organic fertilizer

Caring for Acorus Calamus

  • 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.

Typical uses of Acorus Calamus

Special features: The essential oil is an insect repellent and insecticide.

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.

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.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a634%20http://hoffmannursery.com/plants/acorus-calamus/
  • http://www.pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Acorus+calamus

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4 / 5 Flamesonggoosy 24 June 2018
Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?
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I m really impressed with this plant properties.
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