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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