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Latin Name(s): Cyperus rotundus

English Name(s): Nut Grass

Sanskrit / Indian Name (s): Nagarmotha, Musta


Cure for: The tubers of Nagarmotha are diaphoretic and astringent and posses antipyretic, analgesic, antiinflammatory, diuretic, anthelmintic, carminative, stomachic, emmenagogue and stimulant properties. The tubers also contain an essential oil which is helpful with bronco-pulmonary congestion, mucus, scabies, and scanty periods. The oil has very good digestive and carminative properties and is an effective killer of intestinal worms, a diuretic and anti-pyretic medicine. It is also good for anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, dysentery and specific and non-specific colitis, fever, burning maturation, skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstruation, neurasthenia and general debility. It may also be useful in kidney stones, fibromyalgia, gout and other uric acid sensitive conditions. Nagarmotha is a rich source of minerals such as Cu, Mg, Mn and Ni. Many ancient texts have also explained Nagarmotha as an anti-inflammatory medicine, a general and nervine tonic, a promoter of uterine contractions and an excellent binder of stool. The herb has been in use for centuries for anointing body. It is also widely used for skincare, loose motions, excessive thirst and for reducing swellings.

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