Nut-grass – Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi)

Source: Xiang Fu – the rhizome of Cyperus rotundus L., family Cyperaceae.

Function: Xiang Fu soothes the liver to regulate qi and regulates the periods to relieve pain.

Application: Xiang Fu is used for the syndromes of stagnation of liver qi with pain in the flanks, distention and pain in abdomen and pain due to hernia. It is often used for irregular and painful periods and a distending pain in the breasts.