Benefits Of Vacha(Calamus)

Vacha is a semi-aquatic perennial and thrives in wet, damp marshland. Vacha literally means ‘speech’. It is a good nervous system tonic

Benefits of Vacha: Asthma, arthritis, colds, cough, epilepsy, hysteria, insanity, memory, nasal congestion, neuralgia, sinusitis, gastritis, colic pain, laryngitis, brain rejuvenator, improves concentration, clarity and speech, helps to reduce obesity, urinary gravel and infections.

Action: Carminative, cephalic, nervous stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, anthelmintic, laxative.

Scientific name: Acornus calamus.

Useful part: Rhizome.

Dosage: 1–5g per day dried root.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter, astringent

Vırya(energy): Heating

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Dry, light, penetrating

Dosa effect: VK−, P+

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, muscle,fat, nerve, reproductive

Srotas (channel): Nervous, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Vachaa, Ugragandhaa,Ugraa, Golomi, Shadgranthaa,Shataparvaa,Tikshnagandhaa,Kshudra-patra, Maangalyaa, Ghorbach.

English: Sweet Flag, Calamus.