A ceremony in Kerala for newborns make use of Vayambu or sweet flag. Small quantity of a paste made of sweet flag and honey is placed on the infant’s tongue. Sweet flag is believed to have therapeutic as well as divine properties. Let’s have look at some of the main medicinal uses of this ayurvedic herb.
Useful against the colic in infants
Good for digestion
Sweet flag is useful against the treatment for cough and cold. It can also have positive effects against respiratory disorders like bronchitis.
It can be a body coolant and used against dyspepsia, and vomiting.
The rhizome of Sweet flag has sedative properties, it can have a depressing effect on the central nervous system.