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Actions: carminative, demulcent, anti-spasmodic Indications : Calamus, also known as Sweet Flag, is both demulcent and carminative, making it an excellent herb for digestion. It may be used for ulcers, gas, bloating and poor appetite. It is also used as a fixative in the cosmetic industry. To use, blend 10 or more drops of essential oil or fragrance into 1 tablespoon cut and sifted or powdered calamus root. Allow to dry. Blend with dried flowers to make potpourri. Preparation and dosage: blend 1 or 2 teaspoonful of the herb into 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Drink 3 x daily. Tincture: take 1 teaspoon, 3 x daily.