Acorus Calamus Linn

  1. Common name: Sweet Flag (English), Mitha Bach (Hindi)
  2. Vernacular name: Bach (Assamese), Ghorabach (Bengali), Vasa (Kannada) and Okhidak (Manipuri)
  3. Family:Acoraceae
  4. Habits: Herbaceous Perennial
  5. Habitat:found in moist places near riversides and rice fields
  6. Flower: May-June
  7. Part used :Roots, rhizomes, leaves and stems
  8. Distribution: Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh

Uses: Used for stimulation of brain and nervous system, appetite, fever, stomach cramps