Musta, Mustaka, Mutha, Nutgrass, Cyperus rotundus Linn


Sanskrit: Musta, Mustaka

mausta,  maustak

Hindi: Mutha

English: Nutgrass

Latin:      Cyperus rotundus Linn.

Part Used: Rhizome Habitat:      Found throughout       the plains of India (espe- cially South India) Energetics: Pungent, bitter,  astringent- cold-pungent PK- (V+ in excess)

Tissues:    Plasma, blood, muscle, marrow/nerve

Systems: Digestive, circulatory, female reproduc- tive

Action: Alterative, anthelmintic, antifungal, anti- parasitic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, aphrodi- siac, astringent, carminative, demulcent, dia- phoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant, sto- machic

Uses:  Best herb for PMS, yeast, and candida. Parasites, menopause, menstrual disorders (includ- ing pain and cramps), dysmenorrhea, diarrhea, dysentery, fevers, gastritis, indigestion, liver (slug- gish) harmonizes the liver, spleen, and pancreas; malabsorption, colic, bloody stool, urine, and vom- iting blood, promotes memory, convulsions, moodiness, and depression,   increases appetite, palpitation, vomiting, colds, flu, mucus, reduces breast tumors, lowers high blood pressure. Precautions: Constipation and excess Váyu Preparation: Decoction, powder

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