JustIngredients Trade Calamus Root
JustIngredients Trade Calamus Root

Calamus Root

Product Code: 09CAL

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Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.

See product specification for further details.


Product: Calamus Root

Latin Name: Acorus calamus syn. Calamus aromaticus

Plant Family: Acoraceae

Other Names: Sweet Flag, Calamus, Beewort, Bitter Pepper Root, Bitter Root, Flag Root, Gladdon, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush & Sweet Sedge.

Description: This semi-aquatic perennial prefers to grow in damp or marshy conditions; the leaves are between 0.7 - 1.7 cm in width, with average of 1 cm. The leaves are shaped like a sword and have a slight wavy margin (edge) and a midrib and are variegated yellow and green in colour with a reddy-pink colour to them closer to the root. It is the root or rhizome that is used.

For ingredient and allergen information, please see the product specification, available to download from the technical tab


Today the aromatic oil from calamus is used by the perfume industry for middle and top notes, it is also used as a fixative. The root can be added to pot pourri to add its own perfume to the blend and to help fix the scent of the other ingredients. The root powdered can be used as an insect repellent good for repelling fleas and ants.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

Technical Information

Product Specification

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Allergen Statement

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The following products which are or contain allergens may be handled by approved suppliers on behalf of JustIngredients Limited; Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut and their hybrid strains), Peanuts, Soybeans, Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Milk and dairy products, Sesame seeds, Products containing sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/litre expressed as sulphur dioxide.

Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, however no guarantees are given that our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied. If in doubt, please email technical@justingredients.co.uk.

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