Cyperus rotundus

Nut Grass

Cyperus rotundus also known as ‘Mustaka’ was held in high esteem by the ancient sage’s of India. This super bulb has been used throughout the ages for the treatment of numerous illnesses. It enjoys an important place among medicinal herbs in India since ancient times. The decoction of its roots is the best remedy for purifying breast milk in lactating mothers. It is also one of the most effective menstrual regulators. It helps to promote and regulate menstruation based on the context and the needs of the body. As an emmenagogue, (menstrual regulator) it can be used with shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) in proportions of 1:4 for burning micturition, urinary calculi; heamaturia etc.

 English  Nut Grass
 Sanskrit  Mustaka, Varida
 Assamese  Mutha, Somad Koophee
 Bengali  Mutha, Musta
 Gujarati  Moth, Nagarmoth
 Hindi  Motha, Nagarmotha
 Kannada  Konnari Gadde
 Kashmiri  --
 Malayalam  Muthanga, Kari Mustan
 Marathi  Moth, Nagarmoth, Motha, Bimbal
 Oriya  --
 Punjabi  Mutha, Motha
 Tamil  Korai, Korai-Kizhangu
 Telugu  Tungamustalu
 Urdu  Sad Kufi


 

 

Foreign Matter  Not more than 2%
Total Ash  Not more than 8%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 4%
Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 5%
Water soluble extractive  Not less than 11%
Volatile oil  Not less than 1%


 

 

Rasa     : Katu, Tikta, Kasaya

Guna     : Laghu, Ruksa

Virya     : Sita

Vipaka  : Katu

Karma  : Sothahara, Dipana, Grahi, Krmighna, Pacana, Visaghna