What is Calamus root?

Category: Supplements

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Calamus root or rhizome has been traditionally used as an herbal medicine which acts as a sedative or may help with gastrointestinal problems.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Difficulty recalling words (dysnomia) 1 3
Exhaustion 1 3
Impairment of executive functions 1 3
Intellectual disability 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calamus root

Side effect Patients
Bitter taste 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calamus root

Dosage Patients
1 other twice daily 1

Duration

Currently taking Calamus root

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Calamus root.