Cyperus rotundus is a species of sedge (Cyperaceae) native to Africa, southern and central Modern ayurvedic medicine uses the plant, known as musta or musta moola churna, for fevers, digestive system . Flora of Europe · Edible nuts and seeds · Invasive plant species · Medicinal plants of Africa · Medicinal plants of. Medicinal uses and Pharmacological activities of Cyperus rotundus Linn – A Review. Sri Ranjani Sivapalan. Unit of Siddha Medicine. University. Cyperus rotundus is a PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower It is very small and would be fiddly to use[K]. Medicinal Uses. Plants For .

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Heavy going if you are not into the subject. Very readable, it gives the results of the authors experiments with native edible plants.

Cyperus rotundus coco-grass[2] Java grass[2] nut grass[2] purple nut sedge [2] or purple nutsedge[3] red nut sedge[2] Khmer kravanh chruk [4] is a species of sedge Cyperaceae native to Africasouthern and central Europe north to France and Austriaand southern Asia.

Investigation of extracts from Tunisian Cyperus rotundus as antimutagens and radical scavengers.

Cyperus yoshinagae Ohwi Pycreus rotundus L. Lectures on the materia medica: For more information about QR Codes click here. In addition, the tubers can survive harsh conditions, further contributing to the difficulty to eradicate the plant. Thu Apr 24 United State Department of Agriculture. Its existence in a field significantly reduces crop yield, both because it is a tough competitor for ground resources, and because it is allelopathicthe roots releasing substances harmful to other plants.


Spreading rapidly at the roots, the plant can quickly invade new areas and form dense colonies Photograph by: Cyperus olivaris brevibracteatus Le Grand Mecicinal pallescens Boiss. In India, it is commonly known as Nagarmotha and it belongs to the family Cyperacea.

Cyperus rotundus L.: Traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities.

This is rotundhs most investigated plant worldwide due to the higher concentration of active ingredients in the form of essential oils, phenolic acids, ascorbic acids, and flavonoids in the tuber and rhizomes. The genus Cyperus in the eastern Po Plain Italy: Modern ayurvedic rotundu uses the plant, known as musta or musta moola churna[10] [11] for feversdigestive system disorders, dysmenorrheaand other maladies.

Some part of the plant was eaten by humans at some point in ancient history.

Cyperus rotundus is one of the most invasive weeds known, having spread out to a worldwide distribution in tropical and temperate regions. Downloaded on 27 October None, Conflict of Interest: Rather technical and probably best suited to the more accomplished user of herbs.

Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses. In Puerto Rico the culture is rich with information relating to herbal treatments. Weed pulling in gardens usually results in breakage of roots, leaving tubers in the ground from which new plants emerge quickly. The standard reference flora for Europe, it is very terse though and royundus very little extra information. Extract from leaves and tubers of Cyperus rotundus L.

Cyperus rotundus L.: Traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities.

Prefers a moist sandy loam[95, ] and a sunny position[]. Clarke Cyperus tenuifolius Walp. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Muthukumar Biological Trace Element Research. Publisher Reference Medifinal, Inc.


Publisher Running Press; Philadelphica. In addition, the tubers are an important nutritional source of minerals and trace elements for migrating birds such as cranes. Division in spring kedicinal autumn. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cyperus rotundus. Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols.

Classification of Cyperus rotundus L. The incredible benefits of Nagarmotha Cyperus rotundus. Structure of 10,peroxycalamenene, a sesquiterpene endoperoxide.

Cyperus rotundus – Useful Tropical Plants

This review article is based on the information available on the phytochemical, toxicological, and pharmacological studies on and traditional uses of C. University Press of Hawaii.

Purple nutsedge, Cyperus rotundus L. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

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A famine food, used when all else fails[]. Med Plants Res ;5: It prefers moist or wet soil. Medicinal chemistry and biological potential of Cyperus rotundus Linn.: Nagarmotha Cyperus rotundusa cosmopolitan weed, is found in all tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world. You will receive a range of benefits including: QR Code What’s this? How to cite this URL: Fri Dec 18 They are used internally in the treatment of digestive problems and menstrual complaints[].