Both triploid and tetraploid A. calamus contain alpha-asarone. Other phytochemicals include:
Diploids do not contain beta-asarone (β-asarone). A recent study showed that beta-asarone isolated from Acorus calamus oil inhibits adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells and thus reduces lipid accumulation in fat cells.
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