Cyperus rotundus is a species of sedge (Cyperaceae) native to Africa, southern and central Modern ayurvedic medicine uses the plant, known as musta or musta moola churna, for fevers, digestive system . Flora of Europe · Edible nuts and seeds · Invasive plant species · Medicinal plants of Africa · Medicinal plants of. Medicinal uses and Pharmacological activities of Cyperus rotundus Linn – A Review. Sri Ranjani Sivapalan. Unit of Siddha Medicine. University. Cyperus rotundus is a PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower It is very small and would be fiddly to use[K]. Medicinal Uses. Plants For .

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Tooth plaque provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors’ diet”. It also benefits from human-related activities. When dried and ground into a fine powder it is used like talcum powder[].

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Cyperus rotundus – Useful Tropical Plants

About the fact of being a famine crop Kempraj V, Bhat SK. Thu Apr 24 The antibacterial properties of the tubers may have helped prevent tooth decay in people who lived in Sudan years ago. It is subject to statutory control in several countries[]. Muthukumar Biological Trace Element Research.


The flower stems have a triangular cross-section. A cypperus on pharmacognosy of Cyperus species. It is also one of the few weeds that cannot be stopped with plastic mulch. This plant is sometimes cultivated for its edible tubers in Tropical regions[1], however it is a serious weed of agricultural land in the tropics where it spreads rapidly at the roots[61] and is considered cypers be one of the world’s most damaging weeds[, ].

Nat Prod Radiance ;7: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Very readable, it gives the results of the authors experiments with native edible plants.

Cyperus rotundus L.: Traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities.

Other rhizomes grow horizontally or downward, and form dark reddish-brown tubers or chains of tubers. However, such studies on the other parts of this medicinally important plant are still quest to be investigate. Currently, it is one of the most widespread, problematic, and economically damaging agronomic weeds, growing wildly in various tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

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The difficulty to control it is a result of its intensive system of underground tubersand its resistance to most herbicides. Impact of plant extracts upon human health: Healing Plants medivinal Peninsular India. Honey J, Neha B.

The roots are harvested in the summer or winter and are dried for later use[]. Med Plants Res ;5: It is in flower from March to July.

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It has been called “the world’s worst weed” [21] as it is known as a weed in over 90 countries, and infests over 50 crops worldwide. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having ortundus separate entries for each plant.

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences; Review on Cyperus rotundus – A potential herb. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N. None, Conflict of Interest: Cyperus longus Boeckeler Cyperus merkeri C. Sat Jan 26