Lowering Glutamate | Acorus Gramineus (Calamus Root aka Sweet Flag)

Acorus Gramineus (Calamus Root aka Sweet Flag) essential oil has shown to inhibit NMDA (glutamate) receptor activity, increase GABA and lower glutamate upon inhalation. We have been able to source this, here.  I will occasionally add this to our diffuser to help calm any crazy days. “These results demonstrated that EO extracted from AGR exhibited neuroprotective effects on cultured cortical neurons through the blockade of NMDA receptor activity, and that the glycine binding site appeared not to be the major site of action. ” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320501009444   “Furthermore, inhalation impressively inhibited the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transaminase, [...]