The tubers of Cyperus rotundus or Nutgrass are much used in Hindu medicine. Cyperus rotundus is the most common variety and is used internally. Its tubers are about the size of a pigeon’s egg and of a dark brown colour externally; internally white and fragrant. Those growing in moist soil are preferred for use.
Health Benefits of Nutgrass
The tubers of Cyperus rotundus are extensively used as an aromatic adjunct to numerous compound medicines. They are considered diaphoretic, astringent, stomachic and useful in fever, diarrhoea and dyspepsia.
Dose of Nutgrass in Medicine
Shadanga Paniya: Take the tubers of Cyperus rotundus, red sandal wood, root of Andropogon muricatus (usira), Olden- Iandia herbacea, (parpata), Pavonia Odorata (bala) and dry ginger each one drachm, water 2 seers; boil down to 1 seer. This decoction is given as a drink for appeasing thirst and relieving heat of body in fever. It may be taken as libitum.
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