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Calamus Essential Oil

Calamus essential oil: properties and application

It has a strong, warm, woody-spicy aroma with a specific camphor note. Calamus oil is obtained by distillation with water vapor from the rhizomes of the marsh calamus (it is common calamus, reed calamus, oily root) - Acorus calamus L. (Araceae family - Aroids).

Main active ingredients: asarone and beta-asarone, azaronaldehyde, alpha-pinene, acorenone, borneol, alpha-ylangen, calamen, calamon, calamol, calameon, calamenol, calacon and calacoren, camphor and camphene, caryophyllene, linalool, alpha-terpenol, 1-terpinen-4-ol, eugenol and its derivatives (methyl-eugenol and methyl-isoeugenol), elemicin, iso-elemicin.

Matching: with cinnamon oil, patchouli oil, cedarwood oil, frankincense, as well as spicy, citrus and main oriental aromas.

Psycho-emotional action: Restores strength in case of nervous exhaustion and overload. Relieves stressful conditions.

Cosmetic action

  • Recommended for oily skin care.
  • Possesses bactericidal and healing properties.
  • Has a tonic effect on the skin.
  • Cleans the skin.
  • Promotes smoothing of skin relief.
  • Heals wounds.
  • Promotes resorption of fresh scar tissue.
  • Strengthens hair.
  • Is a prophylactic agent against dandruff.
  • Used in perfumery as a fixative.

Therapeutic action

  • Antiseptic, bactericidal.
  • Carminative and diaphoretic, expectorant, hypotensive.
  • Insecticidal.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Stimulating, healing.
  • Possesses antimicrobial activity against a number of microorganisms, in particular the association of microbes in the gingival canals in patients with periodontal disease, inhibits the growth of staphylococci, Escherichia, has a fungistatic effect.
  • Anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, antioxidant, antiviral and choleretic action.
  • Sedative, hypotensive.
  • Muscle relaxant.
  • It has an analgesic effect for arthritis, neuralgia, joint and muscle pain.
  • Normalizes the process of digestion and metabolism.
  • Relieves headache, migraine, dizziness.
  • Possesses antimicrobial activity against a number of microorganisms.
  • Has a sedative, anticonvulsant, antiarrhythmic effect.
  • It is used to increase the tone of the central nervous system in case of its depression, relieve nervous tension, improve vision and hearing, sexual arousal.
  • Stimulates appetite and improves digestion.

Precautionary measures

  • Apply essential oils to the skin only in a diluted form;
  • observe the dosage of essential oils
  • it is recommended to test the individual tolerance of the essential oil;


  • Individual intolerance.
  • Do not apply to mucous membranes.