Tunga Musthalu – Cyperus rotundus improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, excessive thirst. Commonly known as nut grass, it is also used in treating diarrhea, dyspepsia, herpes.
Tunga Musthalu Properties
Rasa (taste) – Tikta (bitter), Katu (pungent), Kashaya (astringent)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (lightness), Rooksha (dryness)
Vipaka- Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion
Veerya- Sheeta – Cold potency
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.
Tunga Musthalu benefits:
Of all the herbs useful as absorbant, digestive and carminative, Musta is the best.
Musta and Parkataka are the best herbs to relieve fever.
Grahi – absorbent, useful in diarrhea,
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Pachana – Digestive, relieves Ama Dosha
Trushnahara – Relieves thirst
Aruchihara – useful in relieving anorexia
Krumi Vinashini, Jantughna – Relieves worm infestation, useful in infected wounds
Raktajit – useful in blood disorders
Pittajwarahara –Relieves fever with burning sensation and gastritis
Jwaratisarahara – relieves fever associated with diarrhea.