Benefits Of Musta(Nut Grass)

Musta is a grassy shrub found throughout India. This small aromatic tuber is commonly found next to rivers. Its good for treating conditions relating to gynaecology and digestion.

Benefits of Musta: Bloating, diarrhoea, colic, indigestion, diseases relating to gynaecology, metabolism of hormones, liver disease, fever, gastritis, malabsorption, moodiness, colds, flu, fights cancer, lowers high blood pressure.

Action: Carminative, emmenagogue, galactagogue, cholagogue, alterative, astringent, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, analgesic, aromatic, diaphoretic, febrifuge

Scientific name: Cyperus rotundus.

Useful part: Rhizome.

Dosage: 0.5–12g per day.


Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter,astringent

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry

Dosaa effect: PK−, V+

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood,muscle, nerve

Srotas (channel): Digestive, circulatory,female reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Musta, Mustaa, Mustaka, Abda, Ambuda, Ambhoda, Ambodhara, Bhadra, Bhadraa, Bhadramusta, Bhadramustaa, Bhadramustaka, Ghana, Jalada, Jaldhara, Meghaahvaa, Nirada, Vaarida, Vaarivaaha, Payoda, Balaahaka. Ganda-Duurvaa.

English: Nut grass.

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