Overview

Purple nut sedge is a plant that resembles grass. The tuber is eaten as a source of starch. The tubers and above-ground parts are also used to make medicine.

People use purple nut sedge by mouth for conditions such as diabetes, diarrhea, and indigestion, and apply it to the skin for acne, dandruff, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Purple nut sedge is an antioxidant. It might reduce blood sugar and prevent the growth of certain bacteria, including the type that causes dental cavities. Purple nut sedge might also help break down fat to increase weight loss.

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