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Cyperus Rotundus Linn

English Name:- Nutgrass.

Botanical Name:- Cyperus rorundus.


Parts Used:- Black Tuberous Roots/ Rhizome.

Habit:- A perennial glabrous herbaceous grass, leaves arisefrom under ground rhizome.

Taste:- Acrid – Bitter.

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 Contain: Luteolin.

Actions:- Astringent, Stomachic, Digestive, Blood purifier, Anthelmintic Diuratic.

Used In:- Dyspepsia, Sprue, Skin disease, Diarrhoea, Thirst, Fever, Glaactogogue, Uterus, Stimulant, Wound healer Promote, Hairs growth.


  • The paste of nut grass is used in treating skin related ailments like scabies and eczema and helps in relieving itching.
  • 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 high memory.
  • Nut grass is beneficial in treating cough and asthma.
  • This herb harmonizes liver, spleen and pancreas.
  • It helps removing thirst, curing bronchitis, dysuria and poisonous affections.
  • It is often used as an insect repellent for perfuming clothing.


Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.

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