Nutgrass {Cyperus Rotundus}

Nutgrass or Mustais called Nagarmotha in Ayurveda and is good for Kapha and Pitta

 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Kapha and Pitta
  2. Taste – Pungent, bitter, astringent
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Action: Stimulant, carminative, alterative, antispasmodic, antihelmentic
  5. Other Uses: Nagarmotha is among the best agni deepana, ama pachana herbs, and grahi herbs; it is used for diarrhea and indigestion and is rejuvinative for the colon. The paste can be applied to itchy skin rashes.


Modern Research

Modern alternative medicine recommends using the plant to treat nausea, fever and inflammation; for pain reduction; for muscle relaxation and many other disorders. Several pharmacologically active substances have been identified in Cyperus rotundus: α-cyperone, β-selinene, cyperene,, patchoulenone, sugeonol, kobusone, and isokobusone, that may scientifically explain the uses