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Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus

Afrikaans: Mak kalmoes

English :   Sweet flag

IsiXhosa:

Zulu :         Ikalamutsi


Description and diagnostic features   

   It is clearly segmented stolons that are semi flat. Flat leaves grow erect from the stolon like bamboo leaves.

    

Part used     

Stolons.


Uses                

Stamina

More potent when grown at high altitudes.


Warning          

Very strong taste and aroma.

High concentrations can cause hallucinations.


Habitat             

Grows best in shallow water.


Propagation    

Grows from divided stolons.