A note on the preliminary studies of certain pharmacological actions of Acorus calamus L



The alcoholic extract of Acorus calamus roots and rhizomes was screened for pharmacological activities. It was found to possess sedative and analgetic properties and caused a moderate depression in the blood pressure and respiration. The water-soluble fraction of the de-alcoholized extract relaxed the intestine and caused negative inotropic action on frog's heart. Anti-epileptic activity was absent.