CYPERUS ARTICULATUS L.

Family: Cyperaceae

Description of the Plant

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.

Using Information

The tuber is tonic and stimulant. In Hawaii buds, leaves and roots are used in acnes.

CYPERUS ARTICULATUS L.
CYPERUS ARTICULATUS L.

Chemical Constituents

Essential oil from rhizome contains sesquiterpene ketone cyperone (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Distribution

All over Bangladesh.


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