ANCIENT AND MODERN PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW OF CYPERUS ROTUNDUS LINN.
Dr. Sneha Suresh Mali* and Dr. Ravindra S. Kharat
Nowadays there is a lot of interest increase to explore herbal drugs for health benefits to human as well as animals. Drugs brought from natural sources are pharmacologically potent and have low side effect for use in preventive medicine. Herbal medicines are more popular because of their effectiveness and easy availability. Musta (Cyperus rotundus) belonging to Cyperaceae family is an important medicinal plant used in Indian system of medicine. Cyperus rotundus Linn. vernacularly called “Nut Grass” and locally known as “Nagarmotha or Motha”. A detail mentioned about this plant has been found in Vedic period to recent time in various Ayurvedic texts and samhintas. Musta is having some reported activities like antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, hepatoprotective and antimicrobial properties. So, this review article includes various aspects of studies on cyperus rotundus.
Keywords: Musta, Phytochemical composition, Pharmacological action.
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