Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Cyperaceae
Genus : Cyperus
Species : rotundus Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Nut grass
Hindi Name : Mutha
Manipuri Name : Sembang-kokthum
Other Details
Habit : Stoloniferous gregarious herb
Parts Use : Root and Rhizome
Preparation : Fresh root crushed for extract. Dried root ground into powder.
Mode of use : Fresh, Decoction
Ingredients : Rhizome contains 4-a, 5-a, oxidoeudesm-11-en-3 a-ol, cyperene-I (a tricyclic sesquiterpene) and cyperene-2 (abicyclic sesquiterpene hydrocarbon), b-selinene, cyperenone and a-cyperone.
Ailment Treated : Rhizome extract is given in cough, fever and dyspepsia. Dried tuberous roots are used for diuretic, diaphoretic and astringent activities and also used in stomach and bowel complaints.
Source : Wild, very common in valley areas.