Ayurvedic, Phytochemical, Therapeutic and pharmacological Overview on Vacha (Acorus calamus).
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Acorus calamus, Vacha, Sweet flag, medicinal plants

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Sadabal, B. (2020). Ayurvedic, Phytochemical, Therapeutic and pharmacological Overview on Vacha (Acorus calamus). Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 4(04). Retrieved from http://ayurline.in/index.php/ayurline/article/view/406

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        Ayurveda is the most important systems of traditional medicines which are most reliable and widely practiced in India. Acorus calamus which also Known as Vacha in Ayurveda belongs to family Araceae and their roots and rhizomes have been used in Indian system of traditional medicine for hundreds of years. It is use medicinally for a wide multiplicity of ailments, and its aroma makes calamus essential oil esteemed in the perfume industry. Acorus calamus rhizome constituents, particularly α and β asarone, possess a wide range of pharmacological activities such as sedative, CNS depressant, behavior modifying, anticonvulsant, acetyl cholinesterase inhibitory & memory enhancing.

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