Sweet flag spice (Acorus calamus)
The price is for package of 3 grams of this spice.
Sweet Flag is a perennial plant whose root as most plants lies horizontally in the mud.The root is long, thick as thumb and in the fresh state has a bitter spicy taste. The flowering time is June-July. Sweet Flag is growing on extremely wet ground, usually in ponds and marshes. The usable part of the plant is root and contains starch, essential oils, bitter glucosides, alkaloids, thamine, vitamin C choline and iodine. It is recommended for slow metabolism as well as in the weakness of the digestive organs, gastric and bowel inflammation, cramps, vomiting, gastrointestinal disease and gout. It improves appetite, helps with kidney disease and is an excellent cleanser of the body. It acts as sedative, analgesic and diuretic.