Some traditional herbal products display known toxicities (e.g., calamus , comfrey, and sassafras all have been shown to have carcinogenic actions).
By contrast, the flowers of Acorus calamus from the family Aracea are relatively insignificant and its most appealing distinguishing feature is its foliage.
As plainly described, the Biblical reference to calamus is merely as one of the ingredients in the Holy Anointing Oil.
DNA for the two musophagids was obtained from the calamus of a single primary feather.
The red pen, a calamus , was employed primarily for recording texts up until the 6th century, when the quill, the penna, the feather of a bird or a fowl, gradually replaced it.
Alcoholic extracts, tinctures and oils are made using herbs such as echinacea root, rosemary, nettles, birch leaves, burdock root, and seed together with a small amount of essential oils such as oils of, rosemary, lavender and calamus .
But calamus itself, the real thing, has a thick bulby root-stretches out-this way-like the fingers spread.
Solomon included calamus among his listing of choice fruit and spices.
Acorus calamus plants originated from the Moossee, and were cultivated in a pond at the University of St Andrews.
In accordance with Ludlow's idea that mutual drug use fosters a common understanding between the users, Whitman's poetic speaker leaves off singing about the effects of calamus and instead distributes the root to his friends.