A Review on Pharmacological Properties of Acorus Calamus


  • Vibhor Sharma Research scholar, Sunrise University, Alwar Rajasthan.
  • Jitendra Malviya Research supervisor, Sunrise University, Alwar Rajasthan.


Diseases, Protection


Ayurveda has the potential to be a valuable source of new anti-inflammatory substances for the treatment of chronic illnesses. This study aims to offer a comprehensive overview of a significant ayurvedic plant and its therapeutic use in diverse ailments. It is used in treating conditions such as bronchitis, nerve disorders, colic, chest discomfort, diarrhoea, flatulence, indigestion, rheumatism, cough, fever, depression, tumours, skin diseases, works as a cryoprotective agent, inflammation, and other neurological disorders. It has antimicrobial, anticancer, and maybe antidiabetic properties. Several active phytoconstituents have been identified and described from the leaves and rhizomes, which contain significant essential oils. The rhizome component of the plant has significant medicinal properties. The plant has two main bioactive chemicals, α-asarone and β-asarone, which are the primary constituents. The usage of α- and β-asarone is limited due to the genotoxicity and mutagenicity seen in several investigations at higher concentrations. The understanding of the active chemical components of Ayurvedic plants and the specific inflammatory pathways they suppress is still unclear.

Keywords: Acorus, Diseases, Protection