Family • Cyperaceae - Cyperus stoloniferus Retz. - Cu gen jing suo cao
|Cyperus stoloniferus Retz.|
|Cyperus arenarius Hance ex C. B. Clarke|
|Cyperus bulbosus (non Vahl.) Camus|
|Cyperus rotundus (non L.) Benth|
|Cu gen jing suo cao (Chin.)|
Other vernacular names
|VIETNAMESE: Cói gấu biển; Cú biển; Cói củ; Cỏ gấu biển; Hương phụ biển; Hải dương phụ.|
Apulid-gapang is a sedge plant with long-creeping rhizomes. Stems are 10 to 20 centimeters long. Umbels are simple, contracted or subcapitate, with the rays about 2.5 centimeters long. Spikelets are terete, 8- to 20-fid, shortly spicate, with the glumes more closely packed than Cyperus rotundus.
– In open places at low altitudes, in the Luzon, but otherwise rather rare and local in distribution.
– Also occurs in tropical Asia to Mauritius, Taiwan and through Malaya to tropical Australia, in swamps, open grasslands, and moist places along seashores.
– In India, the fragrant tuber is used as stomachic.
– Also, used as heart stimulant.
• Analgesic Effect: Study of rhizomes and total alkaloids and essential oil from C. stoloniferous showed analgesic effect in the acetic acid and writhing test.