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Cyperus rotundus L.

Family: Cyperaceae

Arabic name: سعد

Description
Perennial, stoloniferous, glabrous sedge, leafy at base, stems three-edged, erect up to 60 cm. It grows in sandy places in gardens, cultivated areas and plantations.

Distribution in UAE
Common along the Arabian Gulf coast.

Flowering & Fruiting
November – May

Uses 
The rhizomes are eaten to treat worm infestations and regulate menstruation. Powdered rhizomes are used as an insecticide or made into an ointment for bee stings and insect bites (Jongbloed et al. 2003).

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