Medical, Therapeutic and Pharmaceutical Use of Cyperus articulatus L.

a Review


  • Inês Ribeiro Machado Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro
  • Keila Rêgo Mendes ICMBio
  • Michel Rios Arévalo Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro
  • Aline Aparecida Munchen Kasper Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará
  • Kelly Christina Ferreira Castro Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará
  • Homero de Giorge Cerqueira Instituto Chico Mendes
  • Amanda Sousa Silva
  • Lauro Euclides Soares Barata Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará



Cyperus articulatus L. belongs to the family Cyperaceae and it is a plant species of tall grass, with at one end sprout small, almost insignificant flowers. The stalks of grass produce small tubers that, when cut, exude a fresh, woody and spicy scent, that are traditionally used in cheese baths and manufacture of artisanal colonies in the North region of Brazil. In addition to its use in cosmetics and perfumeries, this plant also possesses medicinal, therapeutic and pharmacological products. Among the pharmacological properties are effects as anti-malaria, sedative, hepato-protective, contraceptive, central nervous system (CNS), insecticide and antimicrobial. This research aimed to review the medicinal, therapeutic and pharmacological properties of the rhizomes of Cyperus articulatus.

Biografia do Autor

Inês Ribeiro Machado, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro

Laboratório de Química de Produtos Naturais

Keila Rêgo Mendes, ICMBio


Michel Rios Arévalo, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro

Instituto de Biodiversidade e Florestas

Aline Aparecida Munchen Kasper, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará

Instituto de Biodiversidade e Florestas

Kelly Christina Ferreira Castro, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará

Instituto de Biodiversidade e Florestas

Amanda Sousa Silva

Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará- UFOPA

Lauro Euclides Soares Barata, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará

Instituto de Biodiversidade e Florestas


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