Last update: Dec. 26, 2013

Acorus calamus

High Risk for breastfeeding


Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T½.
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Root is used.

Essential oil contains Asaron which is active within the Nervous System.

Anti-worm, insecticide and pesticide properties are recognized.

Suspicious of mutagen and carcinogen activity.

Considered to be a toxic has underwent sale restrictions in some countries.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Acorus calamus.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Acorus calamus is also known as Sweet Flag. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Group

Acorus calamus belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Acorus calamus in its composition:

  • Bittner™. Contains other elements than Acorus calamus in its composition
  • Pervivo™. Contains other elements than Acorus calamus in its composition

References

  1. Hernández-Moreno D, Soffers AE, Wiratno, Falke HE, Rietjens IM, Murk AJ. Consumer and farmer safety evaluation of application of botanical pesticides in black pepper crop protection. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Abstract
  2. Gholkar MS, Mulik MB, Laddha KS. Fate of β-asarone in Ayurvedic Sodhana process of Vacha. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  3. Björnstad K, Helander A, Hultén P, Beck O. Bioanalytical investigation of asarone in connection with Acorus calamus oil intoxications. J Anal Toxicol. 2009 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  4. Stahl E, Keller K. [To the classification of commercial Calamus drugs]. Planta Med. 1981 Abstract

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