The Cree Indians of Northern Alberta use Calamus Root (Acorus calamus) also most commonly known as Sweet Flag or Sweet Root, for a number of medicinal purposes.
Calamus root has been used in Asia for at least the last 2000 years for a number of beneficial reasons.
In India, Ayurvedic medicinal in particular, has used the root for a number of ailments. The root was also used by the ancient Greeks and included in the traditional remedies of many other European cultures.
Other names the herb goes by include beewort, bitter pepper root, calamus root, flag root, gladdon, myrtle flag, myrtle grass, myrtle root, myrtle sedge, pine root, rat root, sea sedge, sweet cane, sweet cinnamon, sweet grass, sweet myrtle, sweet root, sweet rush, and sweet sedge.
The aroma makes calamus root highly valued in the perfume industry. The essence from the rhizome is used as a flavour for pipe tobacco.
When eaten in crystallized form, it is sometimes called “German ginger”.
In Europe the herb was often added to wine, and the root is also one of the possible ingredients of the original absinthe.. It is still used in bitters.
In Lithuania Ajeras (Sweet flag) is added to their home baked black bread.
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