Botanical name – Cyperus rotundus
Family name – Cyperaceae
English name – Coco-grass, Nut grass, Purple nut sedge
Common name – Coco-grass
Synonyms – Mustaka, Varida, Kuruvinda
Habit – Perennial shrub
Useful Parts – Rhizome
Common Uses – Musta is known to be used to treat bloody stools, urinary problems, vomiting blood, breast tumors, candida, colds and flu, colic, convulsions, diarrhea, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, fevers, gastritis, hypotension, indigestion, malabsorption, mental health, menopause, menstrual disorders, parasites, palpitation. Tubers are aromatic, used to increase body weight. Fresh tubers are diaphoretic, astringent and have been used to combat scorpion stings.
Indications – It is used internally in morbid thirst, vomiting, loss of taste, intestinal worms, disorders of the blood, burning micturition, disorders of breast milk, and fever. It is used externally as paste in skin disorders, herpes, burning sensation, and decrease in breast milk.
Product description – It is the main ingredient in Anu Oil, Gokshuradi Guggulu Tablets, Punanarva Mandur, Medohar Yog Capsule, and Medohar Herbal Tea.