92. Sweet Flag (Calamus)

  1. Mathew Attokaran

Published Online: 7 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch92

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

How to Cite

Attokaran, M. (2011) Sweet Flag (Calamus), in Natural Food Flavors and Colorants, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch92

Author Information

  1. Plant Lipids Limited, Cochin, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813821108

Online ISBN: 9780470959152

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Keywords:

  • sweet flag (Calamus);
  • sweet flag, historically regarded as a symbol of male love;
  • calamus, importance in medicine - and lesser extent in perfumery;
  • sweet flag plant - a semiaquatic, rhizomatous perennial herb;
  • dried rhizome disintegration, and steam distillation - yellow aromatic volatile oil;
  • Egypt and Asian countries - calamus, reputation as an aphrodisiac;
  • North America, native Americans - finding it to be a stimulant;
  • sweet flag plant - a semiaquatic, rhizomatous, perennial herb;
  • calamus oil, used as fragrance ingredient - in cosmetics and toiletries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Plant Material

  • Essential Oil

  • Uses

  • Identification Numbers

  • References