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CYPERUS SCARIOSUS

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R.Br.

Family ► Cyperaceae.

Habitat ► Damp situations in Uttar Pradesh and eastern and southern parts of India.

English ► Nut grass.

Ayurvedic ► Bhadramustaa, Musta, Amoda, Naagaramustaka. (Naagara is a different drug, equated with Zingiber officinale Rosc.)

Siddha ► Korai-kilangu (Tamil).

Folk ► Naagara-mothaa.

Action ► Essential oil—hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, CNS stimulant, antimicrobial. Rhizome—stomachic, cordial, antidiarrhoeal and diuretic.

See C. rotundus.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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