Cyperus scariosus R.Br.

Nota de alcance (en)

Range. Damp and marshy places in temperate zone. Also reported from Myanmar.

Uses. This astringent plant, sharp in taste with cooling properties, induces per­spiration, urination (and constipation).

Root: Tubers used for phlegm, bile, fever and bowel problems. Their use protects against loss of appetite, thirst, burning sensation, and asthma. Tuber paste given orally or applied externally provides a remedy for venom­ous snakebites. The paste is also used for nausea, gastric ailments, sour stomach, swollen limbs, itching, leprosy, herpes, and scabies. Combined with a bit of salt, the paste is used as an antidote for poisoning caused by ingesting the wrong medicines or foods. Tuber paste is brushed onto a thu-nge-sar banana (smaller and shorter variety of banana than “standard banana” found in the United States), which is roasted and given to children with high fevers. Boiled by itself, the tuber is taken as a cure for gonorrhea; boiled to­gether with oo-pat thagar (Butea monosperma), it is a component of a syphilis remedy. Tuber powder is used to relieve the swelling caused by scorpion venom. Drinking the milk made by stewing tubers in milk and water until only milk is left provides a cure for dysenteric stomachaches with discharge of mucus or diarrhea with of bits of blood.


Damp situations in Uttar Pradesh and eastern and southern parts of India.

Essential oil—hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, CNS stimulant, antimicrobial.
Rhizome—stomachic, cordial, antidiarrhoeal and diuretic.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Cyperus scariosus R.Br.
Término aceptado: 06-Ago-2019