“Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,” Exodus 30:23 KJV
“Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:” Song of Solomon 4:14 KJV
“Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.” Ezekiel 27:19 KJV
Calamus (Acorus calamus) is only available in Young Living’s “Exodus II™” Essential Oil Blend. It’s botanical family is Acoraceae and the plant’s origin is India, Nepal, and Brazil. The extraction method used for cypress essential oil is it is steam extracted from roots.
“Commonly known as sweet flag, this plant may have been the biblical calamus of Exodus 30:23 used in the holy anointing oil. It seems to have originated in India or Arabia but now is found in many places throughout the world. Native Americans used calamus as a medicine and a stimulant, but low doses are also believed to be calming and to induce sleep. The Penobscot people have a tradition that it saved their people from a serious illness.” (Young, 74)
The medical properties of Calamus essential oil are: “Sedative, carminative, expectorant, helps relieve spasms, bronchodilator, hepatoprotective” (Young, 74)
As a fragrant it is believed to induce and promote positive thoughts.
The uses are:
It can be diffused, or directly inhaled.
Works Cited: Young, Gary. Essential Oils Desk Reference.6th ed. Lehi: Life Science Publishing, 2014. Print.
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