Soothes liver and regulatse qi, regulates menorrhea and alleviates pain.


1. Sedative properties
In the study to to determine scientifically the pharmacological properties of Rhizoma cyperi, showed that rhizome of C. articulatus has pharmacological properties similar to those of sedatives. The sedative actions probably explain at least part of the therapeutic efficiency claimed for this plant in traditional medicine

2. Analgesic activity
In the study to observe the analgesic effect and analysis the chemical components of essential oil (EOC) from fresh rhizome of Rhizoma cyperi, researchers at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, found that the essential oil from fresh rhizome of Cyperus rotundus shows structure diversity and good analgesic effect.

3. Anti-allergic activity

4. Hepatoprotective activity
In the study to determine the methanol extract of Rhizoma cyperi  for its effect on paracetamol-induced liver damage in Wistar rats.

5. Neuroprotective effects
In the study to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of a water extract of Rhizoma cyperi against 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced neuronal damage in an experimental model of PD.


1. Do not use the herb in case of blood or Qi deficiency
2. Do not use the herb in case of Yin deficiency


None are recorded.

Other names

Xiang Fu, Nutgrass Galingale Rhizome


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