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
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.