Benefits of Apulid-gapang
With its scientific name cyperus stoloniferus, this plant is rather rare and local in distribution. It grows in open places with low altitudes in Luzon area. It is also known to grown in tropical Asia through Mauritius, Malaya, and tropical Australia usually on open grasslands and moist places along the seashores.
Apulid-gapang is considered a cardiac stimulant with a stomachic effect. It is harvested from the wild for its roots which are often used as medicine and perfume. It is also grown as a soil stabilizer in sandy soils.