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Cyperus rotundus L.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Cyperus rotundus
Family name: CYPERACEAE
English name: Nut Grass
Sinhala name: Kalanduru (කලාඳුරු)
Tamil name: Korai
Korai Kilangu
Muthakasu
Sanskrit name: Mustaka
Abda
Ambuda
Ambhoda
Bhadra
Bhadramusta
Ghana
Jalada
Jaldhara
Nirada
Varida
Varivaha
Payoda
Conservation status: LC (NCS)-2012
Description: Perranial small sedge, tuberous, rhizomatous or stoloniferous. Culms solitary or few together, 1-40 cm high, slender, triquetrous; base of culms thickened like a corm, with leaves 5-20 cm long, 2-10 cm wide. Spikes bearing 3-10 spikelets, reddish or purplish brown. Flowers bisexual.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Available soon
Treatment for: Worm diseases
Fevers
Skin diseases
Epilepsy
Coughs
Asthma
Dysentery
Parts used in Treatment: Tubers
Related Medical Properties: Reduces aggravation of kapha and pitha dosha
Improves memory power
Contracts the uterus
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