Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Tall, glabrous, rush-like sedge. Stolon 3-4 mm diam., clothed by ovate-lanceolate, striate, brownish-black scales. Stem robust, terete, 90-1.8 m high. Leaves towards the base of the stem. Umbel-rays often 10, up to 4-8 cm; Spikes linear, many-flowered; spikelets 5-15 together, shortly spicate, 6-8 cm long.
The tuber is tonic and stimulant. In Hawaii buds, leaves and roots are used in acnes.
Essential oil from rhizome contains sesquiterpene ketone cyperone (Asolkar et al., 1992).
All over Bangladesh.