Family ► Cyperaceae.
Habitat ► Native to Turkey; found in warm regions from Bengal to Sri Lanka in standing water of ponds and canals.
Ayurvedic ► Kronchaadana.
Action ► Carminative, antiemetic (useful in vomiting of pregnancy), sedative (in dyspeptic disorders).
The root contains a sesquiterpene ketone, articulone, which is identical to cyperone.
Volatile oil contains sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and sesquiterpene alcohols, including cy- perenone.Cypress is a totally different herb. See Cupressus sempervirens.