Cyperus latifolius

Cyperus latifolius Poir.

Cyperaceae

  • Flat-
  • Nut- and Umbrella-Sedges and Galingales.
  • Sedge (genus) includes Papyrus-
  • גֹּמֶא רְחַב-עָלִים
  • gome rekhav-'alim

Geophyte

  • Disturbed habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Cyperus latifolius Poir.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Repellant

Repell mosquitoes

Repellent

Burn dried plant. Smell repells mosquitoes & drives them away.

Aerial partsZ
Ritual/ Ceremonial

Incense in churches & mosques

Incense

Burn dried plant which has a pleasant scent.

Aerial partsZ

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