Gudbach – गुड़बच – Sweet Flag Root – Acorus calamus


Vacha | Gudbach | Sweet Flag Root

Scientific Name- Acorus calamus | Prodcut : Vacha Root

Ayurvedic Classification Description
Sanskrit Name Vacha
Gunas (Qualities) Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Sara (Mobile), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste) Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent), Madhura (Sweet)
Virya (Potency) Ushna (Hot)
Vipaka (Post-Digestive Taste) Katu (Pungent)
Dosha Affinity Tridoshic (Balances all three doshas), but can aggravate Pitta in excess
Karma (Actions) Medhya (Improves cognitive function), Deepana (Stimulates digestion), Pachana (Helps digest Ama or toxins), Rochana (Appetizer), Sangrahi (Stops diarrhea), Shirovirechana (Cleanses and opens channels in the head), Hridya (Good for the heart)



Active Compound Benefits
Acoruscalamus oil Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. May help with digestion and improve cognitive function.
Beta-asarone May have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. May also improve cognitive function and memory.
Elemenone Has antibacterial and antifungal properties. May also help with pain relief and have a calming effect.
Calamendiol Has antimicrobial properties and may help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
Camphene May have anti-inflammatory properties and help with respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.
Iso-menthone May have antifungal properties and help with digestive issues.
Asarone May have anti-inflammatory properties and help with cognitive function and memory.
SKU: JBS000104 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , ,


Vacha, also known as Sweet Flag Root or Acorus calamus, is a popular herb in Ayurveda that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.

वाचो नदीनिमध्ये तु कर्पूराद्यं सुशोभनम्।
पाचनं लघुहृदय च तथा मेध्य बलप्रदम्॥


“Vacho nadinimadhye tu karpuradyam sushobhanam |
Pachanam laghuhridya ca tatha medhya balapradam ||”

This is from the Ayurvedic text “Bhava Prakasha” and it means:

“In the middle of the river, there is a beautiful herb named Vacha, Which is light and good for digestion, and also beneficial for the heart and brain.”

Sweet Flag Root
, or Acorus calamus, is known by several vernacular names:

  • Hindi: Bach, बच
  • Sanskrit: Vacha, वचा
  • Tamil: Vasambu, வசம்பு
  • Telugu: Vasa, వాస
  • Kannada: Baje, ಬಜೆ
  • Malayalam: Vayambu, വയമ്പ്
  • Bengali: Bach, বচ
  • Gujarati: Vad, વડ
  • Marathi: Vekhand, वेखंड
  • Punjabi: Bach, ਬਚ


Here are some of the Ayurvedic benefits of vacha:

  • Improves Cognitive Function: Vacha is considered a Medhya herb in Ayurveda, which means it is beneficial for improving cognitive function and promoting mental health. It helps to enhance memory, concentration, and focus.
  • Promotes Digestion: Vacha is a powerful digestive herb that helps to stimulate the digestive fire, or Agni. It can improve appetite, digestion, and absorption of nutrients. It is also used to treat digestive disorders such as indigestion, gas, and bloating.
  • Balances Kapha Dosha: Vacha has a heating and drying effect on the body, which can help balance excess Kapha dosha. It helps to eliminate excess mucus, reduce congestion, and alleviate conditions related to Kapha imbalance such as asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
  • Supports Heart Health: Vacha is considered Hridya in Ayurveda, which means it is good for the heart. It helps to improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and lower blood pressure.
  • Alleviates Pain: Vacha has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it a useful herb for reducing pain and inflammation. It can be used topically to treat joint pain, muscle pain, and headaches.
  • Purifies the Body: Vacha is a natural detoxifier that helps to eliminate toxins and impurities from the body. It is used to treat conditions such as skin disorders, liver and spleen disorders, and fever.
  • Calms the Mind: Vacha is also known for its calming and soothing effects on the mind. It helps to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression, and promotes mental clarity and emotional stability. It is often used in Ayurvedic formulations for treating mental disorders.
  • Boosts Immunity: Vacha has immune-boosting properties that help to strengthen the body’s natural defenses. It can help to prevent and treat infections, colds, and flu.
  • Supports Respiratory Health: Vacha is an effective herb for respiratory health. It can help to reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract, clear excess mucus, and alleviate conditions such as cough, cold, and bronchitis.
  • Enhances Skin Health: Vacha has skin-healing properties that help to improve skin health. It can be used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
  • Alleviates Menstrual Disorders: Vacha is a useful herb for treating menstrual disorders such as irregular periods, painful periods, and heavy bleeding. It helps to regulate hormonal balance and promote healthy menstruation.
  • Improves Oral Health: Vacha is a natural mouth freshener and has anti-bacterial properties that help to prevent cavities and gum diseases. It is often used in Ayurvedic toothpaste and mouthwash formulations.

General dosage guidelines for Vacha in Ayurveda, along with suggestions for how to mix it:

Form Dosage How to Mix
Powder 125-500 mg per day Mix with honey or ghee and take with warm water
Decoction 50-100 ml per day Boil 1-2 tsp of Vacha powder in water, strain, and drink
Oil External Use Only Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the affected area
Tincture 2-4 ml, 2-3 times a day Mix with water or juice and take orally
Tablets/Capsules Follow the label instructions Take with water or as directed by a healthcare professional


Nutritional content, here is what is known about vacha:

Nutrient Amount per 100 grams
Calories 295 kcal
Carbohydrates 80.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 0.5 g
Vitamin C 0.0 mg
Calcium 260 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Potassium 2,700 mg
Sodium 160 mg

Disclaimer: Please note that it is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before using any herb for therapeutic purposes, as the benefits may vary depending on the individual’s health status and dosha imbalance.

> Minimum order value Rs.100 only.
> All shown prices are inclusive of GST.
> Free shipping on orders above Rs.1000.
> Flat Rs. 99 Shipping Charges on orders below Rs.500 and Rs 49 order between Rs.501-999.
> Actual product images used, product and image color may slightly differ.
> Secure Payment by Razorpay and Paytm. Learn more about secure payments.
> 7 Day Returns is applicable in case the item is damaged, defective or different from description. Check our Return Policy

Additional information


100 Grams, 200 Grams, 400 Grams, 900 Grams


Natural, Powder


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.