Metaphysical Properties Of Calamus Root
Official Name: Acorus Calamus
Other Names: Gladdon, Myrtle Flag, Myrtle Grass, Myrtle Sedge, Sweet Cane, Sweet Flag, Sweet Grass, Sweet Root, Sweet Rush, Sweet Sedge, Lubigan
Metaphysical Powers: Luck, Healing, Money, Protection
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Calamus Root
The seeds are strung as beads and used for healing, or the powdered root is used in healing incenses and sachets.
Small pieces of the root kept in all corners of the kitchen protect against hunger and poverty.
Growing the plant brings good luck to the gardener.
Calamus is used to strengthen and bind spells.
Calamus is a semi-evergreen, perennial, hairless herb found in damp, swampy areas. It has bright-green sword-shaped leaves with a waxy margin that thickens in the middle. The plant is similar in appearance to the iris and grows approximately 2 meters tall, with hermaphroditic flowers that insects pollinate.
When working to contain an entity or negative energy then Calamus Root is a good option as it is used in binding spells and rituals. Calamus Root is said to be used in rituals and spells for binging forth a more domant personality.
Those who practice a form of divination or meduimship for connecting and contacting the deceased may want to burn Calamus Root before or during the ritual as it is said to assist in the connection and contact.
Calamus Root can be placed in a sachet and carried with other herbs for luck or success and to boost a business. Placing Calamus Root int the corners of a home has a few different effects that Calamus Root is said to do according to the intention of use. According to some practices if you place Calamus Root in the four outer corners of a home it will give control of those within the home, another effect is said to be protection from poverty or negativity.