Cyperus ( 香附 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Acrid, slightly bitter, sweet
Liver, Triple Burner
This herb is used in formulas that relieve pain, particularly the pain of menstruation (OM: deficient/stagnant Qi and Liver Qi), without a "numbing" effect.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Circulates Qi and resolves constrained Liver Qi; regulates menstruation and alleviates pain.
Common Formulas Used In
Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus; Cyperus and Ligusticum.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is deficient Qi without stagnation, or if there is deficient Yin with heat.