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It likes the edges of ponds, lakes, and rivers, but I've seen it growing in drier soil as well.
This is usually due to seasonal water fluctuations Calamus leaves, though, are a yellow-green in color, not blue-green, and have a slightly wavy margin edge and a midrib. Easily, the most effective way to identify the plant is to break off and smell the leaves.
Ahhhh… nothing else smells like Sweet Flag. The root is a rhizome, which is really not a root at all, but a horizontal stem that runs across the ground, out of which come the actual roots which most people call rootlets, since they refer to the rhizome as the root. It is marked by leaf scars above, and produces abundant rootlets, which for the most part go straight down, below.
There are no stems; the leaves rise directly from the rhizome. Taxonomically, Timothy Motley tells us "Acorus calamus var.
The sterile triploid A. The plant can very easily be cultivated from a root cutting, and will grow quickly once established. I have several different varieties growing in a non-draining planter that I keep wet, and it thrives, producing flowers every year. I used wild soil in the planter, and the seeds and roots that came along with have all happily sprouted, offering a little wetland ecosystem that, when I was living on the third floor of an apartment building, the birds and insects delighted in.
Though it was once adamantly insisted at me that "mosquito larvae can't grow in water that calamus grows in! The root is used medicinally, but added sparingly, the leaves can be steeped into an elegant if unusual tea or used for a unique smudge.
Ironically, the invading Mongols used to plant calamus in any source of water they intended to drink from, believing it would purify the water in which it grew. In King's American Dispensatory it is written that "Persian and East Indian calamus is said to be of better quality than that of other parts of the world".
This is an opinion I disagree with Indian calamus seems to contain higher concentrations of volatile oils, and act more strongly on the digestion than less aromatic varieties. This preference in the Eclectic tradition may account for the focus on calamus as a predominantly digestive remedy, and explain why they placed less emphasis on its other virtues.
The best way to determine the efficacy of a particular species or variety is to taste it for relative degrees of warmth, aromatics and bitterness. As far as using calamus goes, I personally favor chewing on the root, fresh or dried; just a few pieces to a small handful a tablespoon or two is usually adequate over a day's time, but I don't stress on or have a strong suggestion as to "dosage".
Chewed, its intake is more easily assessed by taste and effect: Chew on a bit more. Don't chew on a bit more. Vigorously chewing a big hunk of strong root will make you take a step or two backwards, shudder, and perhaps grimace.
I know lots of people who now consider calamus among the best of the chewing roots, as I myself do. People who chew calamus tend to understand the value of chewing roots as an optimal means of using a plant, because no other preparation represents its virtues as well.
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