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Calamus Root, Sweet flag, Rat Root

Rob Ketel


Joined: Dec 19, 2011
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This is a root that my family and I have been harvesting from a local swamp for a few years now.

We chew on a piece of it whenever we have a cold and my grand father chewed it as a pain reliever before he died of a very painful cancer of the ear.

Interestingly enough, it seems that this root was a trade good between the Native Americans before the Europeans arrived in America.

It has a sharp, unpleasant taste, should NOT be brewed into a tea (I attempted this once to my regret), and can be smoked if ground down to a fine enough powder.

It reduces appetite, increases stamina, clears up colds faster and can do some interesting things when smoked.
                              


Joined: Sep 12, 2011
Posts: 10
Maria Treben used this herb in her arsenal.

http://www.mariatrebenherbs.com/67/69-calamus-sweet-flag/itemid-0
Lisa Allen


Joined: Mar 25, 2011
Posts: 197
Location: San Diego, CA USA
So does Michigan Herbalist Jim McDonald! http://herbcraft.org/calamus.html


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