Sembang-kokthum - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Nut grass
Hindi :Mutha
Manipuri :Sembang-kokthum

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Cyperaceae
Genus :Cyperus
Species :rotundus  Linn.
Habit :Stoloniferous gregarious herb
Parts Used :Root and Rhizome
Mode of Preparation :Fresh root crushed for extract. Dried root ground into powder.
Mode of use :Fresh, Decoction
Ingredients :Rhizome contains 4-a, 5-a, oxidoeudesm-11-en-3 a-ol, cyperene-I (a tricyclic sesquiterpene) and cyperene-2 (abicyclic sesquiterpene hydrocarbon), b-selinene, cyperenone and a-cyperone.
Ailment Treated:Rhizome extract is given in cough, fever and dyspepsia. Dried tuberous roots are used for diuretic, diaphoretic and astringent activities and also used in stomach and bowel complaints.
Source:Wild, very common in valley areas.

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