CYPERUS ARTICULATUS

CYPERUS ARTICULATUS

CYPERUS ARTICULATUS-1

Linn.

Family ► Cyperaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Turkey; found in warm regions from Bengal to Sri Lanka in standing water of ponds and canals.

Ayurvedic ► Kronchaadana.

Action ► Carminative, antiemetic (useful in vomiting of pregnancy), sedative (in dyspeptic disorders).

The root contains a sesquiterpene ketone, articulone, which is identical to cyperone.

Volatile oil contains sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and sesquiterpene alcohols, including cy- perenone.Cypress is a totally different herb. See Cupressus sempervirens.

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