Ingredient Spotlight: Cyperus rotundus/ Xiang Fu
Cyperus is well known for regulating menstruation and reducing symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, and mood changes.
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In Chinese Medicine, Cyperus spreads and regulates liver qi, which regulates the menstrual cycle and alleviates pain. It also protects the stomach from ulcers.
In Western medicine, Cyperus is considered a powerful antioxidant that can even be used as a local anesthetic. It has antibacterial, antidiarrheal, and anti-inflammatory properties, and supports healthy function of the heart, liver, and brain.
Fun Fact: Cyperus rotundus is closely related to Cyperus papyrus, which is the source of papyrus paper, one of the first types of paper ever made.