Banyan Botanicals, Calamus Powder, 1/2 lb
UPC Code: 618192068625
Highly Aromatic Herb Used Externally to Help Remove Massage Oil
- Supports proper function of the lymphatic system
- Invigorates the skin
- Promotes the removal of natural toxins
Calamus powder, or vacha, is effective for skin exfoliation and commonly used externally during panchakarma or after abhyanga (self-oil massage) to remove oil. Also known as sweet flag, it is a highly aromatic herb that supports the proper function of the lymphatic system and enlivens the skin. As an ingredient in massage oils, calamus stimulates the body and helps to remove natural toxins. It can also be used in nasya (nasal) oils to sharpen the mind and increase awareness.
The use of calamus (Acorus calamus) in foods is prohibited in the United States by the FDA. Whether or not it can be used as an ingredient in a dietary supplement is not clear. In the 70's and '80s, studies demonstrating carcinogenic activity in animals were conducted with rodents fed or injected massive doses of beta-asarone. The Indian variety of calamus contains beta-asarone and was subsequently banned from use in foods in the United States. Pending clarification on this issue, Banyan's bulk calamus powder is not for human consumption.
Not for human consumption.
About Banyan Botanicals
Banyan Botanicals was founded in 1996, based on the dream of creating a company that would provide the best in Ayurvedic herbs and products. Banyan's mission is to provide you with the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products possible. The company believes a high quality product is one that is pure, effective and produced in an environmentally-friendly, ethical manner. To fulfill this mission Banyan Botanicals is committed to offering USDA Certified Organic herbs whenever possible, practicing Sustainable Sourcing methods and utilizing only Fairly Traded herbal ingredients.
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