Naggarmutha {Cyperus Scariosus}

Naggarmutha or nagaramustaka or mustaka or umbrella’s edge or plava


Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha
  2. Taste – Bitter, astringent, pungent
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Traditional Action: Antidiarrheal, stomachic
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Antiphlogistic, diaphoretic, diuretic, reproductive disorders and for general weakness.


Modern Research

Naggarmutha and its components have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-nociceptive, antihypergycemic, central nervous system stimulant, and hepatoprotective effects. It has also been shown to have hypotensive and bradycardiac effects, suppresses spontaneous contractions of atria, uterus and jejunum, and inhibits histamine or acetylcholine-induced spasmolytic action.