Calamus Sweet Myrtle Essential Oil Single
Common Names: Calamus, Sweet Myrtle, Sweet Calamus
Botanical Name: Acorus calamus
Method: Steam Distilled
Description: A very fragrant rhizome with a spicy, clove-like aroma historically used in perfumery and as a culinary spice similar to ginger. Calamus oil's main constituents are alpha and beta asarone. Beta-asarone is now considered a possible carcinogen so caution and moderation should be considered with this historical oil.
Historical Uses: Calamus has a long history of use in many ancient cultures like China, Egypt, Greece and Native American, for a variety of medicinal and perfumery applications. Also mentioned in some translations of the Bible.