Acorus calamus L.
Family : Araceae
Local name : Boch
Aromatic herb with creeping rhizomatous succulent and yellow rootstock; leaves equitant, linear-gladiate; spadix long peduncled; flowers small, pale green; fruits yellowish, berries oblong.
Distribution : Occasionally growing in swampy areas and sometimes grown.
Uses : Rhizome used in dysmenorrhoea, bilious pain, rheumatism, malaria, paralysis, leucorrhoea, lumbago, liver disorders, arthritis and used as vermifuge. Leaves used in spermatorrhoea, tonsillitis, epilepsy and in gout rheumatism.
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