Adrue root is used in the West Indies for its anti-emetic properties.
Flower and Fruit
The tubers are blackish and top-shaped, with bristly remains of former leaves. The plant is sometimes connected in twos or threes by narrow underground stems. The transverse section is pale, showing a central column with darker vascular bundles.
Adrue has an aromatic odor and a bitter taste, reminiscent of Lavender.
Turkey, region of the river Nile, Jamaica.
Adrue root is the root of Cyperus articulatus. The roots are collected in the autumn, scalded or steamed, and then dried in the sun.
Actions & Pharmacology
Volatile oil: containing above all sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and sesqiterpene alcohols, including cyperenone
Adrue has anti-emetic, carminative and sedative properties.
Indications & Usage
Preparations of the root are used for digestive disorders, nausea and flatulence.
Used for pre- and post-natal headaches, epigastric pain, vomiting with bleeding, hematuria, leukorrhea, menstrual irregularities, tension and pain in the breasts and amenorrhea.
Precautions & Adverse Reactions
Health risks or side effects following the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages are not recorded.
Mode of Administration
Available as a liquid extract for internal use.
6 to 9 gm of drug
Should be stored in a cool and dry place, protected from insects.