Most herbaceous plants have unique healing properties and are actively used in medicine, cooking and other areas. No exception is Air Bolotny, who is a representative of the family. It is believed that the plant first appeared on the territory of countries such as India, East and South Asia, as well as China. After many years, Air Bolotnaya was also brought to the territory of our country.
Description and chemical composition
Swamp calamus is a perennial plant that has many additional roots and the main rhizome, which has a large thickness and length. The rhizome has a greenish-brown color and a white core. The plant has a sharp and burning smell, tasted bitter.
The maximum height of the stalk of calamus swamp reaches 120 cm. It is worth noting that the leaves of the plant are very long, flat and conical shape. AIR refers to fruitful plants. The fruits are bright red berries that begin to appear in late spring and bloom until July month.
The most common places in which swamp calamus blooms are the silty shores of ponds and swamps with plentiful thickets. Since the plant is not pollinated, reproduction is vegetatively carried out.
The leaves and root of the swamp calamus are saturated with many trace elements, namely: etheric and tannic components, minerals and vitamins, iodine, protein, starch, azaron, alkaloid kalamine, kalamenone and other components.
Properties of grassy plant
The main feature of the calamus of the swamp is the presence of therapeutic properties, both in the root of the plant and in its leaves. Essential oil based on calamus is widely used in our time. It has a characteristic smell and dark color, in consistency viscous. In order not to inhale a sharp aroma, many combine a component with other types of oils, for example, lavender, cedar or citrus.
Essential oil from swamp calamus is used to treat wounds, cracks, ulcers, and also widely used in cosmetology. The tool helps strengthen hair, relieve irritation and have a bactericidal effect.
No less popular is considered tincture on calamus. It is believed that with the help of the means you can even cure impotence.
A decoction of plants is used to treat the liver, bladder, nervous system and even tuberculosis. For example, with heartburn, it is enough to chew a little aira root a little, and the condition will improve significantly. The rhizome helps to improve appetite, reflex department of juice in the stomach.
One of the unique properties of the calamus of marsh is the neutralization of narcotic drugs and the suspension of their action.
In addition, the plant helps relieve toothache and inflammatory process in the larynx and oral cavity. Regular external use of swamp calamus helps to strengthen dental enamel and improve the condition of the gums.
Contraindications for use
Like any medicine, the use of swamp calamus has side effects. Before using a plant based on a plant, you should know about contraindications:
In the presence of one of the problems, the use of the drug is not recommended. This can negatively affect human health and lead to serious consequences. There are cases when treatment with a drug from a swamp calamus is carried out externally (compresses and rubbing), then it is allowed to continue use if an allergic reaction does not occur.