Sweet Flag, Premium Whole (acorus americanus)
This comes as a whole root. If you would like your Sweetflag sliced, please let us know
All of our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Rat root, Wiikenh, Weegas, Acore, Bitterroot
PLANT FAMILY: Acoraceae
PART(S) USED: Dried root
OVERVIEW: Sweet flag is found across southern Canada, in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Traditionally, the richly fragrant leaves were woven into baskets or strewn across the floors of common areas inside dwellings.
TRADITIONAL USES: The scent of Sweetflag is very uplifting and has been used in aromatherapy to help combat depression and anxiety. Sweetflag is also said to be an antimicrobial. Traditionally, it is taken at the onset of a cold or flu, to either arrest the sickness or shorten the duration and reduce the severity of symptoms. It has a long tradition of use in the treatment of colds, sore throats, coughs, sinusitis, as an antihistamine, in small doses to treat nausea, motion sickness, gastrointestinal problems including ulcers, gastritis, flatulence, diarrhea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, headache, toothache, hangover, and diabetes.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
- Use at your own risk.
- Improper use of this herb can cause kidney damage, shaking, and seizures.
- Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have an existing medical condition, have allergies, or are on any medications.
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.