Cyperus Longus. A wild plant in our marshes, fens, and other damp places. It is a foot and a half high. The leaves are a foot long or more, narrow, grassy, and of a bright green colour, flat and sharp at the ends. The stalk is triangular and green; there are no leaves on it, except two or three small ones at the top, from which rise a number of small tufts or spikes of flowers. These are brown, light, chaffy, and in all respects like those of the other water grasses.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Cyperus:
—The root is used. It is long and brown, and, when dried, is of a pleasant smell, and aromatic warm taste. It should be taken up in spring. It is good against pains in the head, and it promotes urine.
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