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What is Typha? Uses and Health Benefits of Typha

Typha is a monocotyledonous flowering plant and belongs to the family Typhaceae. Their roots are edible. They have preserved starch and can be utilized as a good food source. Typha spreads horizontally beneath the muddy ground to start new upright growth. They can turn lands completely soaked in water to dry lands. Many parts of Typha are edible to humans. Roots and stems are highly nutritious and when converted to flour, it contains 266 kcal per 100 g. They are also a good source of fiber. It is extremely rich in starch. Leaves of the plant are used in mat making. It is also used to treat intestinal problems and burns.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 04:14


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