An Overview on Various Properties and Pharmacological Studies of Acorus Calamus
Acorus calamus (Araceae), commonly, known as “sweet flag” is a semiaquatic, perennial, aromatic herb with creeping rhizome. It is used in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy for domestic consumption and export purposes. It comprises many Pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory activity, anticonvulsant, analgesic, anticellular, immunosuppressive, anti-diabetic and many more. Sweet flag is constituted and made up of various chemical constituents such as α-asarone, β-asarone, calameone, eugenol methyl ether, dipentene etc. Also toxic substances are present which result into various genotoxicity and mutagenecity.
Dhruti Bhatt, Gaurav Kumar Sharma, Ronak Soni, Ashok Dashora