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Top » Catalog » ETHNOBOTANICALS » » Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag) Live Plants (OUT OF STOCK)


Fresh Cree Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag)
Rootstock and Live Plants

We are very pleased and excited to offer what is known to the Cree Indians of Northern Alberta as "Weekas", better known as Sweet Flag. However this is not your typical calamus root here, these are freshly harvested rootstocks rich in asarone and essential oils, far more superior to the common dried root material. Our Cree calamus is the most aromatic and unique sweet flag root we have ever encountered.

Acorus calamus has been called the "coca of the north" for its stimulant properties. The stimulant effects of calamus are well known amongst many tribes but the reports of the rootstock's hallucinogenic properties originated from use by the Cree and other Northern Tribes, who would chew the fresh root. Hoffer and Osmond's 1967 account has been cited in many books since its publication as evidence of the plant's use as a native hallucinogen.

The Cree had numerous medicinal uses for Acorus calamus including an analgesic, to fight the effects of fatigue or exhaustion, to prevent and help cure a hangover and even claimed that chewing the fresh root enabled them to "travel great distances without touching the ground".

Because our Cree Calamus is extremely fresh, you may discover a new respect for Sweet Flag.

We only offer established, healthy, live plants.

We offer two size plants. The smaller plant is between 10 and 16 inches tall. The larger plant is between 18 and 36 inches tall.

Live plants, including cactus can not be shipped outside of the USA.

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