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The Cyperaceae are a family of graminoid (grass-like), monocotyledonous flowering plants known as sedges. The family is large, with some 5,500 known species described in about 90 genera. Many of the sedges are used in traditional medicines for the treatment of different diseases, e.g., stomach and bowel disorders, amenorrhoea, bronchitis, hematopoietic disorders, tumors, infectious diseases, pain and fever, diabetes, skin diseases, problems concerning circulation, digestive, respiratory and reproductive organs.

Cyperus Carex