Called “vacha” in India after the God of Speech, this root is said to enhance and clarify voice. In Tamil culture the root is cut into disc-shaped beads, and made into bracelets, which are typically worn by newborns for the first few months to ensure right speech.
The plant was a favorite of Henry David Thoreau, who called it “sweet flag”, and also of Walt Whitman, who added a section called the “Calamus” poems to the third edition of Leaves of Grass (1860).
Please note that this is not for internal use. The FDA strictly prohibits the use of Calamus in food products.
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