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Vasambu/Sweet Flag Plant


Binomial Name – Acorus calamus

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Family     – Acoraceae
  • Genus     – Acorus
  • Species   – A. calamus

Binomial Name – Acorus calamus

Vasambu/Sweet Flag/வசம்பு

Vasambu (Acorus calamus) is a popular natural and medicinal herb widely used for infants and babies for different problems. The plant is called as Sweet Flag in English. It is also known as ‘Pillai Valarpan’ or ‘Pillai Marunthu’ in Tamil Nadu as it helps mothers to raise their infants and babies without illness.


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