Organic Calamus Powder for Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Aka Acorus Calamus, Sweet Flag, Vachha, Vasambu or Vekhand powder

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, ‘Pillai Marunthu’ in Tamil, Vasambu in south India, ‘菖蒲粉’ in Chinese, Calamus has many different names under different countries or dialects.

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Order the best quality Calamus powder at a suitable roughness grade to give the best Ayuvedic Yoga Massage.

Benefits of using Calamus powder for massage included:

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

  • It 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. The heat created by rubbing, friction and pressure increase the circulation of all fluids through blood, lymph and urine.
  • It promotes the removal of toxins – The scrubbing effect helps break up the accumulated toxins and impurities stored in the tissues.
  • It invigorates the skin removing dead cells.
  • It helps to maintain suppleness and youthfulness through blood circulation and skin cell regeneration.
  • It balances the effects of Vata (responsible for ageing) especially is used with Sesame oil.
  • It stimulates nervous system activity on the body, providing a purifying and cleansing influence to the physiology.
  • It helps to fight depression and confer strength and immunity on the system.

Preparation of sesame oil and calamus powder for Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Ancient practitioners of the science of Ayurveda and Chinese and Native American Indians healers knew that herbs were the repositories of the most concentrated form of nature’s intelligence. Today, researchers confirm that herbs contain the richest mixtures of phytochemical-natural chemicals such as bioflavonoids 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 in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (Kusum Modak method) as it brings excellent effects. For massage, the roots of the Calamus after sun-dried and then ground to obtain a powder. Other mixes made of different Indian herbal 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 used to replace Calamus powder to give Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment.

Calamus is mainly used internally in Ayurvedic or Chinese Medicine and other holistic medical systems, prescribed by physicians or practitioners. People have been using Calamus powder, 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, please 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 Harrod Buhner ‘Sacred Plant Medicine’ – essential reading
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