English Name:- Nutgrass.
Botanical Name:- Cyperus rorundus.
Parts Used:- Black Tuberous Roots/ Rhizome.
perennial glabrous herbaceous grass, leaves arisefrom under ground rhizome.
Chemical Constituents:- Rhizome Contains: Essential oil which contains: Penene cineol, Fatty
oil which contains: Linoleic acid, Oleic acid, Myristic acid, Stearic acid;
Glycerol Glycoside Cyperene, Cyperenone, Sugars Gum and Carbohydrates; Leaves
Stomachic, Digestive, Blood purifier, Anthelmintic Diuratic.
Used In:- Dyspepsia, Sprue, Skin disease,
Diarrhoea, Thirst, Fever, Glaactogogue, Uterus, Stimulant, Wound healer Promote,
• The paste of nut grass is used in
treating skin related ailments like scabies and eczema and helps in relieving
• The paste is used in increasing the size
of the breasts. It also purifiers the breast milk, improves eye sight and helps
in eye related ailments.
• The extract from the roots is instilled
into eyes in conjunctivitis, to reduce the pain, redness and ocular discharges.
• Nut grass, when taken in powdered form,
improves digestive system, removes worms from the gastrointestinal tract, curbs
infection and purifies blood.
• The powder is massaged to reduce the
subcutaneous fat deposition in case of obese people.
• It normalizes the menstrual disturbances
and breast discomfort and maintains normal body temperature.
• Nut grass proves useful in diseases like
psychosis and epilepsy and mental diseases.
• This herb helps in healing wounds and
uterine contraction and provides strength to the body.
• It is used as a diuretic to treat ulcers
and an ingredient in warm plasters.
• The herb proves to be a keen stimulant in
appetite, and digestion.
• Nut grass is effective remedy for
distaste, vomiting, diarrhea, colitis and dyspepsia.
• It is considered the best herb for
treating any type of fever.
• The root is often used for developing
• Nut grass is beneficial in treating cough
• This herb harmonizes liver, spleen and
• It helps removing thirst, curing
bronchitis, dysuria and poisonous affections.
• It is often used as an insect repellent
for perfuming clothing.
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