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SCIRPUS TUBEROSUS

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Synonym ► S. maritimus C. B. Clarke non Linn.

Family ► Cyperaceae.

Habitat ► Marshy areas and on the banks of streams up to an altitude of 3,000 m.

English ► Sea Clubrush.

Ayurvedic ► Raaj Kasheruka.

Action ► Tuberous root—astringent, diuretic, laxative.

Oil from rhizomes on hydrolysis gave phellonic acid.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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