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Calamus Oil

Description:

Steam distilled Essential Oil from dried rhizome of Acorus Calamus. Its use has been restricted by IFRA due to high percentage of Asarone in Indian Calamus Oil. A high concentrations (0.5%) of b-Asarone have been shown to be positive in Ames mutagenic test following activation. Recently to enhance memory it is being used in a drug called megamind plus.

Uses and Advance Studies:

    • The oil of Calamus is used as an ingredient in flavors, particularly in liquors.

    • The oil is employed also in perfumery.

    • It is used as an insecticide in Ayurvedic System of Indian Medicines and also as an stimulant, emetic, nauseant, stomachic, aromatic, expectorant, carminative, antispasmodic, and nervine sedative.

    • Due to high Asarone percentage this oil is useful in mental ailment.

    • Due to its insecticidal activity it has been used in combination with Neem Oil, cedar wood oil as Room Sprayer against house hold insect.

Main constituent:

    Asarone, Calamenol, Calamene

Physico Chemical Properties:

    COLOR = Yellow to brown
    REFRACTIVE INDEX at 25°C = 1.5400 to 1.5500
    SPECIFIC GRAVITY at 25°C = 1.0700 to 1.80000
    OPTICAL ROTATION = +3° to Inactive
    FLASH POINT = 127°C (Closed cup method)