Doctors and pharmacists of the early 1800s were aware of the effects of ingesting calamus root. A fluid extract of the root appeared as an official preparation in the Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America as early as 1830 (General Convention 23).
Whitman made statements to Horace Traubel indicating that he knew of the calamus root's health benefits.
Yet, it seems that the curative aspects of the calamus root are not the true cause of Whitman's excitement: "And it is a medicinal root," he adds halfway through the paragraph, almost as an afterthought, as if there were another, more important, reason for valuing it.
Fixatives such as oak moss, orris root, calamus root
, cellulose, citrus peels and spices help absorb, preserve and release the fragrance of your blend.
If it's tough not to puff, enroll in a smoke-enders program and indulge your T zone with tobacco-free herbal cigarettes and the five caffeine-free brews that do the most to reduce smokers' cravings--suma, calamus root
, mullein, rosemary and coltsfoot.
Analgesic and anticonvulsant effects of Acorus calamus roots