Ingredient Spotlight

Cyperus Rotundus/ Xiang Fu


Cyperus is well known for regulating menstruation and reducing symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, and mood changes.

Helps with:

  • Cramps

  • Irregular Menstruation

  • Breast Tenderness

  • Mood Swings

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How it Heals

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. 

How we use it

“Also called Nut Grass, Cyperus rotundus is a very traditional herb for any gynecological condition, especially as they relate to stress, which can lead to irregular menstruation and an increase of cycle-related symptoms.”

- Lulu Ge, Founder

What the research says

Cyperus relieves uterine contraction and dysmenorrhea by blocking calcium channels.
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Cyperus has pharmacological effects such as: analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-candida, anti-carcinogenic, anti-convulsant, anti-diarrheal, antiemetic, anti-helminthic, antihistamine and other properties that protect and support the entire body.
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Cyperus can significantly inhibit aspirin-induced gastric ulcers through an antioxidant defense mechanism.
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Cyperus inhibits the neural sodium potassium enzyme and protects the neurons and increases nootropic agents.
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