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Calamus Essential Oil
(Sweet Flag, Sweet Cane)
Scientific Name: Acorus calamus
Country of Origin: Nepal
Distillation Method: Steam Distilled
Safety: F, H (Toxic, Carcinogenic) When used as a fragrance ingredient it should not exceed .01% of the total finished product.
One of the ingredients in the holy anointing oil. It is also called "sweet flag" or "sweet cane". Used in cosmetics and perfumes as a fixative. Some also believe that Calamus could be what is now known as lemongrass or ginger grass.
Therapeutic Uses: None. Calamus oil should only be used as a perfume ingredient. Calamus oil is toxic. Ancient herbal remedies used only the dried root of the plant not the concentrated essential oil from the plant.
Calamus: Substandard calamus oil is being sold on the market this year. We have found the oil from Nepal is better than the oil imported from India. Beware the substandard oils contain bits and pieces of plant particles.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Calamus - The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
The Hebrew lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.
Biblical Scripture References
King James Version (Authorized)
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