Calamus Powder for Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Acorus Calamus| Sweet Flag | Vachha or Vekhand Powder

The Branch which play vital role in AYM

English Common Names:

Sweet flag, sweet sedge, calamus, ratroot (rat root), calamus root, flag root, sweet calomel, sweet myrtle, myrtle flag, sweet cane, sweet rush, beewort, muskrat root, pine root.

Other names:

“Acorus Calamus” in Latin, “Vacha” in Sanskrit, “Bach” in Hindi or “Vakhand or Vekhant” in Maharati language, 菖蒲粉 in Chinese, Calamus has many different names under different countries or dialects.

Buy Calamus powder for Ayurvedic Yoga massage

Order the best quality Calamus Powder, at the special roughness grade to give Ayuvedic Yoga Massage.

Buy 1 packet: 20€ / 100 grams (12 to 15 massages*)
Buy 4 packets: 55€ / 400 grams (50 to 60 massages*)
Buy 10 packets: 90€ / 1 kg (120/150 massages*)
*Average number of Ayurvedic Yoga Massages given with this quantity.
Shipping cost included in most countries (there are some exceptions).

Order Calamus powder for Ayurvedic Yoga massage

Kusum Modak key ingredients

Benefits using Calamus powder for massage included:

“The notion of accessing the body all pharmacy through the skin is a thousands years concept idea in Ayurveda…”

  • Improves circulation in the body: oil massage done with Calamus powder can help re-establish proper function in the circulatory system, including blood, lymphatic and urinary. Heat created by rubbing, friction and pressure increases the circulation of all fluids through blood, lymph and urine.
  • Promotes the removal of toxins – The scrubbing effect help break up the accumulated deposits of toxins and impurities located in the tissues.
  • Invigorates the skin removing dead cells. Helps to maintain the suppleness and youthfulness through blood circulation and skin cell regeneration.
  • Balances the effects of Vata (responsible of aging) especially is used with Sesame oil.
  • Stimulates nervous system activity on the body, providing a purifying and cleansing influence to the physiology.
  • Help to fight depression and confer strength and immunity on the system.
Yoga guru Kusum Modak

Kusum Modak at our local Ayurvedic Pharmacy supplier in Pune

Ancient practitioners of the science of Ayurveda, as well as Chinese and Native American Indians healers knew that herbs were the repositories of the most concentrated form of nature’s intelligence. Researchers today are confirming that herbs contain the richest mixtures of phytochemical-natural chemicals such as bioflavonoid that offer medicinal and nutritional value.
Calamus has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years and prescribed in many formulations as one of the top ten herbal medicines.
Pure Calamus Powder is also used for the Kusum Modak method of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage as it brings great effects. For the purpose of massage, the roots of the Calamus after sun-dried and then ground to obtain powder. Other mixes made with different Indian powders are also used for Ayurvedic Massage. They can contain Sandalwood, Shatavari, Ananta powders or others ground medicated and scented plants.
In Brazil, Indigenous plants like Mesocarpo de Babacu and Guarana powders are ofter used in replacement of Calamus powder to give Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment.

Calamus is mainly used internally in Ayurvedic or Chinese Medicine and others holistic medical systems, prescribed by physicians or practitioners. People has been using Calamus especially in India and Asia, North America, Europe, and Russia for thousands of years. Calamus for them is always associated with health and longevity. Nevertheless, note that Calamus is currently under F.D.A (Federal Drug Administration) restrictions in US and not recommended for internal usage as it is held to be toxic. Perhaps the study does yield a pertinent caution if you plan on eating several pounds of the fresh roots for months at a time. Otherwise, don’t lose any sleep over it. Also, Beta-Asarone is not the active ingredient (both strains with and without Beta-Asarone may be used similarly), nor is it converted into TMA-2 in the body. Whoever first asserted that is an idiot, as it led to all sorts of erroneous misinformation. Jonathan Ott first suggested that other ‘unidentified’ compounds were likely the active ingredients back in the seventies, but I can say that the effects of the plant are due to the combined effects of all of its ingredients, and that it can’t be reduced to one or two. Most plants are this way, and only a very few have single, powerful ingredients (usually – but not always – these are alkaloids)…

Some resources for further study:

Stephen Foster ‘Herbal Renaissance’ Douglas Elliot ‘Wild Roots’
Frawley ‘The Yoga of Herbs’
Stephen Buhner ‘Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers’
Hoffer and Osmund ‘The Hallucinogens’ – see above opinion
Maude Greive ‘A Modern Herbal’ On learning how to make relationships with Plants as Allies: Stephen Buhner ‘Sacred Plant Medicine’ – essential reading

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