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Calamus Root Essential Oil


Botonical Name: Acorus calamus
CAS #: 8016-63-5
Country of Origin: India
Color & Odor: Dark yellow transparent liquid @22C with Fresh Sweet Citrus Herbal Odor
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity: 0.9924 @ 72°F
Optical Rotation: 3
Refractive Index: 1.549 @ 72°F
Flash Point: 177F
Major Constituents: asarone and its ß-isomer
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

SKU: EOC-IN-E1012 Categories: ,


HS Code 33012990
Botanical Source Acorus calamus (Family: Araceae)
Extraction Method Steam distillation
Physical Properties of Calamus Root Essential Oil
Color A thick, pale yellow liquid
Odour Warm woody-spicy and pleasant odour with increasingly sweet after notes and great tenacity.
Major Constituents Alpha, Beta & Gamma -asarone
Suggested Use In Fragrance & Aromatherapy
Blends Well With Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Geranium and Marjoram.

Overview of Calamus root essential oil:

‘Calamus’ name has been derived from the Greek word for reedcalamos.

Calamus Root Essential Oil is derived from the root of Calamus plant. The plant grows to a meter high, is reed-like in appearance, flourishes in the mud around streams and lakes, and is in the Araceae family of plants.

The root (rhizome) of Calamus have been used for making medicines from ancient time.

What is calamus root essential oil good for?

The chemical constituents found in calasum root may be helpful in reducing swelling, kill cancer cells, and kill insects.

Additionally, Calamus essential oil can be helpful in getting rid of the smell of tobacco. It is also used by some people as a stimulant, to increase their sense of well-being.

What does Calamus essential oil smell like?

Calamus essential oil has a warm, spicy wood aroma. Calamus root oil is a carcinogen and it is not recommended for use in aromatherapy.

Whare are the Uses of Calamus Root Essential Oil?

Uses in Perfumery:

Calamus root essential oil is used in cosmetics, personal care products, and perfumes. It adds woody and mild leathery aroma in products. In perfumery Calamus oil is a base note, providing a medium-strength fixative anchor for spicy or oriental/niche perfumes.

Food and Beverage:

Calamus essential oil has been used as a flavoring for the food and beverage industry for beer, tonics, tooth powders, and more. However, Calamus plant, root, extract, and oils are prohibited in the United States.

Medicinal Uses:

The healing properties of the Calamus plant are attributed to its volatile oils. The oil can be helpful in treating certain health conditions. However, there are some dangers and side effects that have been reported about the use of calamus root oil.

Calamus Essential Oil Research, Facts, and Studies:

A research report of 2017 states that some experiment results showed that the growth of AGS cells was inhibited by the Calamus root extracts and essential oil and the extracts inhibited the angiogenesis in HUVEC cells.

Why you should buy from us?  

We are one of the best wholesalers of essential oils from India. We at Essential Oils Wholesaler, manufacture pure grade oils at our manufacturing unit based in Kannauj, India. We offer 100% pure natural oil to our clients globally. 

Additional information

Net Quantity

10000ML / 338.14Oz / 22.00lbs, 1000ML / 33.81Oz / 2.20lbs, 100ML / 3.38Oz / 0.22lbs, 5000ML / 169.07Oz / 11.00lbs, 500ML / 16.91Oz / 1.10lbs


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