An herb entry from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.
Adrue - Cyperus articulatus - family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family).
This rush or sedge grows to about six feet high. It has long dark green
stems that vary in cross-section from cylindrical at the base to rounded
near the top. It produces clusters of spikelets hold its flowers which are
followed by three-angled shiny dark brown seeds (nutlets). The fragrant
roots have been used in traditional Asian folk medicine as a remedy for
indigestion, intestinal gas, intestinal parasites, nausea and as a digestive
tonic. The fragrant roots are also used traditionally in Asia to perfume
clothing. Native to Indonesia in Asia. Naturalized in Florida in North America.
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