A list of the uses and indications of Vacha is a very long. Here we will discuss some important benefits and uses.
Vacha (Calamus) roots reduce the AMA (toxins) formation in the digestive system and in minute channels. Its active constituents enter into the various channels in the body, stimulate the metabolic power, and induce the elimination of the toxins from the body. For this purposes, it is used in dosage of 500 mg by mixing in honey. The warm water can also be taken with it.
Common Cold & Respiratory Allergies
Vacha (Calamus) root powder in dosage of 500 mg along with Trikatu powder (250 mg) and milk (250 ml) reduces nasal congestion, body aches, sneezing, sore throat and running nose. It also reduces the inflammation of the pharynx (pharyngitis).
Acorus Calamus has anti-allergic effect. It inhibits the mast cell-dependent anaphylaxis and allergic reactions.
It can also be used along with Haldi (Turmeric) for the treatment of allergic disorders of the respiratory tract.
Vacha reduces chest congestion, wheezing, and irritation in the lungs due to excess mucus. The antitussive action also reduces cough. It is mainly effective when cough is productive in nature.
It should be avoided in dry red throat with burning sensation, or dry cough. In that case, Mulethi (Yashtimadhu), Vasaka (Adhatoda Vasica) and Misri (Sugar) are more beneficial.
Jamalgota (Croton Tiglium) Toxicity
Vacha (Calamus) root ash is an excellent remedy for Jamalgota (Croton Tiglium) toxicity. Its root is burnt to obtain the ash. Then the Vacha Ash is given in dosage of 500 to 1000 mg twice or thrice daily along with Tankan Bhasma (250 mg) and Praval Pishti (1000 mg) to reduce the symptoms of Jamalgota toxicity.
In ancient times, paste is prepared using Vacha root powder and water. This paste is applied over the head and scalp to cure the headache.
Its internal intake is also effective in headache in people having following symptoms: