Vacha Powder

Product Code:516
Botanical Name:Acorus Calamus

8.11 oz, 230 gm

2X (Optimum Potency)  


Botanical Name: Acorus Calamus

English Name: Sweet Flag, Calamus, Sweet Root

Hindi Name: Vacha, Sadgrantha, Ugragandha, Vayambur

Part Used: Fruit

Traditional Authentic Ayurvedic Herbal powder

  • Wild Crafted
  • The micronized powder of the herb is potentiated with decoction (bhavna) of the same herb.
  • 2X-Optimum Potency-Full Spectrum
  • Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
  • Vacha promotes memory.
  • It is a support for the nervous system.
  • The powder of Vacha and white sandal makes a face-pack.
  • A thick paste of Vacha mixed with water / oil is mostly recommended by many Ayurvedic herbalists for local application as per requirements.

This product is prepared as per traditional Ayurvedic standards. This means the micro pulverized powder of the herb impregnates with its own juice or decoction by trituration (bhavna). The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate in to the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.

This product is concentrated extract form (Not just simple bulk herb powder) Extract enhances potency, efficacy and health benefits to a great extent.


  • Vacha is a support for healthy nervous system.
  • It is helpful in many gas or vitiated vatta(air)
  • Support healthy appetite
  • Support healthy liver function
  • It supports physical and mind strength to fight with daily life stress and tension.
  • The powder of Vacha and white sandal makes a face-pack for healthy skin.
  • A thick paste of Vacha mixed with water / oil is mostly recommended by many ayurvedic herbalists for local application as per requirement.


  • Helps to maintain healthy state of mind.
  • Helps to extract extra Kapha (Water) from body.
  • Helps to support healthy body.
  • Helps to support digestive fire.

As per Ayurveda

Family: Araceae

Ayurvedic Properties

Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Pungent

Veerya (Potency): Hot

Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent

Guna (Quality): Light, Sharp

Unique Property: Acts as brain tonic

Effect on Doshas (Humors): Helps to pacify extra Kapha (Water) and Vata (Air) in body & may vitiate the Pitta (Fire).

Chemical Composition : The important constituents of Indian calamus oil are asarone and its ß-isomer. The dried rhizomes constitute the drug Calamus of commerce. The rhizomes, roots and leaves yield a light brown to brownish yellow volatile oil known as Calamus oil.

Best Source: It is found growing wild and is also cultivated throughout India, ascending to an altitude of 2,200m in the Himalayas.

According to Ayurveda

(For external use only)

Vacha Powder helps to boost brain memory and act as brain tonic. It helps to maintain healthy state of mind.

Due to sharp property of Vacha Powder (Acorus Calamus), it helps to control the Rajas (passion) and Tamas (Ignorance) properties that are unhealthy states of mind. It also helps to support the memory.

High quality powder of wild crafted herb from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.


Serving Size:  

Take 3-5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Vacha Powder with water 1-2 hrs after meals. Take first dose after breakfast.

External Use: Make a thick paste of Vacha with according to the requirement & apply it on the required area. Best use to apply on the bones and joints.

Note: Do not use overdose of this herb; diarrhea may happen with overdose. If it is being used for those children who have speech problem (do not use until and unless under the direct supervision of health care provide or perfect Ayurvedic herbalist).

Ayurvedic lifestyle

Food to Favour:  Fresh fruits [Papaya, grapes, apple, pear, peach], vegetables [Bottle gourd, bitter gourd, lentils, black grams, green grams, carrot, green peas, pumpkin], Milk, honey, cinnamomum, Yellow lentils, food rich in pungent taste are recommended.

Food to Avoid:  Heavy, fried, fatty food, excessive salty or spicy food, food that is hot in nature, cold drinks, junk food, pizza, burger, noodles,chips, ice creams should avoided.


  • Take regular exercise like Yoga (anulom vilom or pranayama)
  • Use nasya dravya [nasal drops].


  • Avoid suppression of natural urges.
  • Avoid taking chilled water.
  • Avoid excessive hard works.

Healthy Tips:

  • Nutritional diet
  • Yoga
  • Morning walk
  • Peaceful mind
  • Positive thinking


Pregnant/Lactating women, children or anyone with pre-existing condition should strictly take under the advice of health care provider.

  • Raw herb powder, Sun shadow dried with greenhouse technology.
  • Powder contains all the properties of the herbs we do not do any extraction any ingredients from the raw herb nor any oil.
  • Herbs are washed in cold water to keep the full potency/ retain properties of herbs which might get lost some in water flow.
  • 2X-Optimum Potency-Full Spectrum
  • Unflavoured, Top quality-control standards in the industry.
  • Used historically by natural healers and many herbalists
  • Non Synthetic
  • Natural solution
  • Cruelty free
  • Checked for Heavy metal standards
  • Sustainable sourcing and fairly traded herbs
  • 100% Pure.
  • Direct from the manufacturer
  • Authentic, A-Grade Quality, Sourced from its natural habitat.
  • Committed for the highest quality Ayurvedic products
  • Non-GMO, Gluten-Free.
  • No filler, No binder, No preservatives
  • Climate control environment storage
  • Quality and quantity as per the Ayurvedic classical references.

Many plants and herbs have oils and volatile oils in their own natural form which is the integral part of the plant and also beneficial for efficacy and potency, so some of the powders may be sticky or oily due to oil content present in them because we at herbsforever do not extract any oil from the plant or do any extraction. Also we at herbsforever do not add any additive or drying agent.

Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.

Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:


  • Bhavapraksha Nighantu
  • Dhanwntri Nighantu
  • Dravyaguna Vigana
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India


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  • Dandiya PC, Cullumbine H (1959). Studies on Acorus calamus (iii): some pharmacological actions of the volatile oil. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther., 125(4): 353-359.

Acorus calamus contains A-Alpha and B-Beta. B-Beta tends to induce carcinogenic activity in animals according to a study. So vacha has been banned by FDA IN USA as a dietary supplement and  should not be used internally as per FDA regulations. But vacha powder can be used externally by making its paste with water and applying in the affected joint conditions. Vacha powder is also used in panchkarma therapy as udvartana powder.

NOTE: This herb has been approved by department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidences as well as classical reference by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.

GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.

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Factors to consider

Wild crafted herbs from their natural habitat without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.

Our naturally grown wild crafted herbs come from their natural habitat. Aborigine also plays its role in the efficacy of the herb. The properties of herb may differ from region to region. Satveda makes every effort to collect the herbs from their aborigines. Natural habitat plays a key role in the potency of herbs, which is why we use wild crafted herbs, as opposed cultivated ones. Every herb is collected from its natural habitat as naturally grown herbs are assumed to be more potent.

Proper harvest time for higher potency is another key factor.

We highly advocate the harvesting of herbs at the most appropriate time of ripening. No immature plants, no over ripped plants are selected. Herbs at their youth possess the maximum potency and we try our best to procure the herbs at that particular time period. There are guidelines for collection of different herbs at different times and there is a particular span of time for collecting herbs.

Using purified water: Water used also stands out as a major role player. Water is processed under DM plant, RO plant then converted into steam. That steam water is used in the processing of herbs to avoid any chance of heavy metal contamination.

Products as per Ayurvedic Standards: Herbs are powdered in their original form without extracting any oil or any of the active phyto-ingredient. Herb like turmeric, neem seeds, babchi, and yellow shatavari (from Nepal) has oil inside. We grind with the oil instead of extracting the oil because oil has also unique properties. This makes processing lengthy and involve lot of labour. But potency and full spectrum of the herb paysoff its price to user.

Further, the powdered herb undergoes wet trituration process – called BHAVANA in Ayurveda, which means the powdered herb is mixed with the fresh juice of the same herb so that powder made from these quality herbs are potent, effective and result oriented.

The trituration accentuates hidden medicinal properties of the herb and to ensure that the herb, as soon as administered, is absorbed quickly at the cell level. Subtlety should be the quality by virtue of which a product can penetrate into the smallest capillary and channels of the biological system.

Some herbs cannot undergo this bhavna process - such as Vidarikandkand, Shatavari yellow, Lajwant (Mimosa pudica) because they have mucilagenous properties and only the defined parts are used. In such cases, we like to combine different varieties of same herb to obtain maximum potency. Also each variety has some additional benefits to offer. For example, Tulsi has many varieties like Krishna or shyama Tulsi, Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi best way to use all varities of tulsi. This way it helps to provide maximum benefits of the same herb and also accounts for the full spectrum of the the plant family.

In certain herbs almost all parts of the plants are usable likewise in neem all the parts namely; stem, leaves, seeds & bark are known to be of utmost importance. In this case main part of the herb is powdered and rest of the parts are boiled in water to extract all the beneficial properties of those parts and this extracted liquid is used in the shape of bhavna. It is added to the main herb powder to get full spectrum of the herb. Why this is done? According to Ayurveda certain plants own acting and counteracting properties simultaneously. Some plants may have side effects, but also in other parts healing benefits to counteract. So various parts of the plant are used to balance the outcome & obtain full spectrum.

Certains herbs have different varieties. We at Satveda expanded our outlook and went further to know difference of the varieties. And the price that we pay for the difference certainly carries value in terms of escalated phyto-chemicals and antioxidant properties

Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.

GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility.