Latin Name

Cyperus rotundus

English Name

Nut grass

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It boosts appetite and stimulates digestion hence commonly used in loss of appetite, indigestion, malabsorbtion syndrome. It has styptic action on intestine. Due to bitter character it has blood cleansing and anti-pyretic actions. It reduces fever and relieves excessive thirst. It is effective in eczematous conditions causing discoloration and itching. It has nourishing effect on nervous system and used in neurological disorders. It promotes the secretion of breast milk (galactogogue)

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