Sanskrit name: Musta
Botanical name: Cyperus rotundus
Habitat: It is native to South Africa
- Rasa (taste) : Astringent, Bitter, Pungent
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects) : Pungent
- Doshas (constitution): Balances pitta and kapha, increases vata
Charak Samhita has mentioned Nut Grass as one of the important herb in Ayurveda. It is rich in Cyperine. It is found beneficial in the treatment of liver disorders and gastrointestinal diseases. It is also beneficial in reproductive system disorders in Females.