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  Request about a plant of aroid family
From: Udo Lobej?ger lobejaeger at web.de> on 2003.02.24 at 10:47:21(10009)
I've got an urgent request to you: I need an information about a plant which
should be used as ingredient of a receipt on natural base.
It's about a plant of the "aroid"-family. The problem is: I only know the
Russian name of the plant. In Russian terms and letters it's "aup" (latin
letters "air"). Its root-stock should avoid some loss of hair in case of
chemo-treatment (with cancer). Which plant could it be?
The plant can be found in Euroasia, North America, Sibiria and East Asia.
The root-stock has already been used in medicine, parfume production and
confectioner's (maybe in former times only).
I would be very pleased to hear from you soon, hoping you could help me.
Thank you.

From: Dan Levin levin at pixar.com> on 2003.02.24 at 21:26:30(10011)
Dear Udo,

My guess is that you're looking for Acorus calamus.
There are many web sites devoted to its uses, of which
I am certainly no expert. One URL which provides some
info is: http://www.herbal-shaman.com/database/acorcala.htm

Best of luck to you,

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