vasambu Kal- Sandalwood/Turmeric Rubbing Stone (Sweet Flag/Acorus calamus Rubbing stone)
Vasambu Kal is the ancient traditional equipment used in Tamilnadu to rub Vasambu, sandalwood, etc. It is crafted from the stone that comes under the granite family.
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Vasambu Kal plays the main role in Tamil tradition, which is crafted from granite stone. It has a coarse flat on top to make the better friction. It acts as a friction stone to rub the natural solid wood to make it to a paste.
The color of the Vasambu Kal is gray; it is entirely hand-crafted. The shape of the stone is a circle. It has a coarse round surface to make resistance.
Method of Usage:
Keep the ingredients on the stone.
Rub the product on the coarse surface.
If you need paste consistency, you must use water or any liquid to get it as the paste.
If you need powder consistency, you need to rub it without any assistance.
Vasambu Kal is a natural traditional product from stone.
You can also use this stone to rub Jathikaai (Nutmeg), Masikaai (Bluejack).
Our ancestors and elders used this stone to make Sandalwood powder that they applied in their forehead and skin.
We can use this stone also to get the juice from turmeric wood.
The other names of Vasambu are Acorus Calamus, Calamus, Sweet Flag, Vasambu, Vashanapa, Vayambhu, Vayambu, Vacha, Akaraveci, Akkitam, Arpakeci, Arpakecu, Vadaja, and Vasa.
Botanical Name: Acorus Calamus
English Name: Calamus/ Sweet Flag
Tamil Name: வசம்பு / Vasambu
Hindi Name: वाचा /अकरावेसि / अक्कितम/ अर्पकेसी / अर्पकेसु, vacha /akaraveci / Akkitam / Arpakeci / Arpakecu
Malayalam Name: വഷണപ / വയമ്പു / വയമ്പ്, Vashanapa, Vayambhu, Vayambu
Telugu Name: వెదజ / వస / వ్యాస, Vadaja/ Vasa/ Wasa
Vasambu is a magical Indian herb that has great health benefits and uses. It is called ‘Pillai Valarpan’ or ‘Pillai Marunthu’ in and around Tamil Nadu as it helps mothers to raise their infants and babies healthy without illness.