Botanical Name: Cyperus rotundus
Common Name: coco-grass, nut grass
Part Used: Root
Use in Ayurved: Musta improves digestive strength & helps to relieve Ama dosha. It improves lactation, burning sensation, excessive thirst. It is also used in treating diarrhea, dyspepsia. According to Acharya Vagbhata Musta is the best ‘Jwarahara’ i.e. Antipyretic in ayurveda. It improves skin tone and complexion. It is useful in urinary tract infections, dysuria and vaginal white discharge. Acharya Charaka included Musta in ‘Lekhaniya Gana’ i.e group of herbs which is useful in obesity treatment.