Air marsh

 Root Calamus

Air marsh has beneficial effects on digestion and reduces flatulence. In addition, the plant has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, choleretic, diuretic, antiseptic, expectorant and vasodilator effect.

chemical composition

Roots and leaves of the plant contain essential oil, the main component of which is asarone - phenylpropane derivative. Additionally composed calamus includes the following materials:

  • Akorin bitter glycosides;
  • Glucoside lyutsenion;
  • Bitterness akoretin;
  • The alkaloid calamine;
  • Tannins;
  • Resins;
  • Starch;
  • Choline;
  • Vitamins;
  • Iodine.

beneficial features

A decoction of the root calamus relieves intestinal cramps, helps with diarrhea, stomach diseases, poisoning, heartburn. Also it is used to improve liver function, bile excretion. Broth can rinse your mouth and throat to treat inflammation in the mouth, eliminate bad odors and toothache.

The infusion of the leaves or root of the plant is recommended to drink in diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder. It is effective as an antipyretic and expectorant for asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia. In addition, the infusion of the leaves and roots is drunk to reduce the pressure, it helps in a heartbeat. The use Calamus as a tincture is also shown in the menstrual cycle and female genital tract inflammation.

The crushed root of a plant in its pure form taken to improve sexual function, withdrawal seizures, treatment of neurasthenia, hysteria, mental disorders. Powder from the root can pour on festering wounds and ulcers to promote healing as one of the therapeutic properties of Calamus - the ability to have a strong antiseptic effect.

The juice squeezed from fresh leaves, helps with eye diseases: inflammation and detachment of the retina, deterioration of visual acuity. The juice is instilled into the eyes, previously diluted with water.


In traditional and folk medicine, calamus used for the following diseases:

  • Chronic gastritis;
  • Chronic cholecystitis;
  • Biliary dyskinesia;
  • Dyspeptic disorders of various origins;
  • Anorexia;
  • Gum disease;
  • Tonsillitis;
  • Articular rheumatism.


Application Calamus is contraindicated during pregnancy, with high acidity of gastric secretion, bleeding from the nose, acute inflammation of the kidneys, gastrointestinal ulcers exacerbations.

Preparations from plants tend to reduce the pressure that should be considered gipotonikam.

In large doses can cause vomiting.

Domestic drug from Calamus

The healing properties of Calamus are widely used in folk medicine. The plant is used in the form of tinctures and decoctions of the leaves and roots, inward and outward.

To prepare the broth 3 tablespoons. l. crushed root pour 500 ml of boiling water and boil 30 minutes. It should take 100 ml 4 times per day.

Broth for the bath was prepared as follows: 300 g of roots and leaves pour 5 liters of water, boiled for 5 minutes and then soaked in an hour.

To prepare for Calamus leaves 1 tbsp. l. raw material is poured 200 ml of boiling water and infused for 30 min. Accepted 1 tbsp. l. 3 times a day before meals.

Herb plants in the alcohol is prepared as follows: 1 tbsp. l. roots pour a glass of vodka and insist no less than 7 days. Take 10-15 drops after meals, mixing with water.