MUSTA (Cyperus rotundus)-A Critical Review


      Life style disorders are deeply affecting human health now a day. Sthoulya (Medovriddhi) and Prameha are major health issues in the present era. Musta having Botanical name Cyperus rotundus belongs to Cyperaceae Family is a drug which acts on Prameha and Medovridhi both, as mentioned by Acharya Charaka in Prameha chikitsa in Chikitsa sthana and in Lekhaniyae Mahakashaya in Sutra Sthana. Musta is having Tikta, Katu, Kashaya Rasa, Laghu , Ruksha Guna, Sheeta Virya, Katu Vipaka, Kapha-Pittahara Doshakarma. This article aims to summarise  the drug Musta regarding its morphology , chemical constituents and the therapeutic application.

KEY WORDS: Musta, Morphology, Chemical constituents, Rasapanchaka,

     dr nisha phogat WJAS jan2017

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