Product description

Botanical Name: Acorus calamus

Types of Plant: Perennial herbaceous plant

Part of the Plant used: Rhizomes, leaves

Description: Bacha, also known as Vasa or Calamus, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to wetlands and marshy areas of Asia, Europe, and North America. Botanically known as Acorus calamus, it belongs to the Acoraceae family. Bacha is valued for its medicinal properties and has been used in traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for its diverse health benefits. The plant features long, sword-shaped leaves and rhizomes that emit a characteristic aroma when crushed. Bacha is known for its stimulating, digestive, and nervine properties, making it a popular choice for promoting digestive health, cognitive function, and overall well-being.


  • Digestive Support: Bacha is prized for its carminative and digestive properties, which help stimulate appetite, improve digestion, and relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. Consuming Bacha extracts or teas may help alleviate symptoms of indigestion, flatulence, and bloating, promoting overall digestive health and comfort.
  • Nervine Tonic: Bacha acts as a nervine tonic, supporting nervous system health and function. It is traditionally used to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and improve cognitive function. Bacha extracts or preparations may help enhance memory, focus, and mental clarity, making it beneficial for individuals experiencing stress or mental fatigue.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: Bacha contains bioactive compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Applying Bacha poultices or topical preparations to inflamed areas may help relieve joint pain, muscle soreness, and skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.


Growing Conditions:

  • Sunlight: Bacha thrives in partial shade to full sunlight. Provide filtered sunlight or dappled shade to prevent direct exposure to intense sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day.
  • Water: Bacha prefers consistently moist soil and thrives in wetland or marshy environments. Water Bacha plants regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
  • Soil: Bacha grows best in rich, loamy soil with good moisture retention. Sandy loam or clay loam soil enriched with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure is ideal for Bacha cultivation.

Harvesting and Storage of Bacha:

  • Harvest Bacha rhizomes and leaves as needed for fresh use or drying. Select mature rhizomes with strong fragrance and healthy foliage for harvesting. Use a sharp knife or garden shears to cut the rhizomes and leaves, taking care not to damage the plant.
  • Rinse the harvested rhizomes and leaves under cool, running water to remove dirt and debris. Pat them dry with a clean towel or paper towel before use.
  • Store fresh Bacha rhizomes and leaves in the refrigerator, where they will remain fresh for up to a week. Alternatively, dry the rhizomes and leaves for long-term storage by hanging them upside down in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.


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