Review on Cyperus scariosus: A Potential Medicinal Plant

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 28-32
By

    Juveriya Naaz

  1. Mariyam Roqaiya

  2. K.M. Hina Fatima

  3. Abdul Ahad

  4. Mulla Abdul Wahid

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Ilmul Qabalatwa Amraze Niswan, Luqman Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Vijaypur, Karnataka, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Ilmul Qabalatwa Amraze Niswan, Luqman Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Vijaypur, Karnataka, India
  3. PG Scholar, Department of Ilmul Qabalatwa Amraze Niswan and Moalajat, Luqman Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Vijaypur, Karnataka, India
  4. PG Scholar, Department of Ilmul Qabalatwa Amraze Niswan and Moalajat, Luqman Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Vijaypur, Karnataka, India
  5. Assistant Professor, Department of Moalajat, Rajputana Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract

Saad kofi or Cyperus scariosus, known as Nagarmotha in India, is a delicate grass which is an angiosperm belonging to family Cyperaceae. Indian species of this plant is called motha. The best quality of saad is heavy in weight, rough from outside with strong aroma, whitish inside, highly bitter in taste. Its root extracts and volatile oil are used for medicinal purposes. Nagarmotha is also prescribed by local herbal medicine practitioners to treat a variety of diseases including diarrhea, epilepsy, gonorrhea, syphilis and liver damage. The active constituents of root extracts and volatile oil are sesquiterpenes and cyperone, selinene, cyperene, etc. which show various pharmacological properties like antibacterial, antioxidant, antidepressant, antinociceptive, antihyperglycaemic and immunosuppressive activity. Clinical trials regarding this drug are also reported. Animal and human study-based reviews are presented here but meanwhile further clinical trial is needed to explore its quality for further recommendation to improve quality of life.

Keywords: Saad kofi, Cyperus scariosus, root, phytochemical modules, pharmacological properties

[This article belongs to Research & Reviews : Journal of Crop science and Technology(rrjocst)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 10
Issue 1
Received February 11, 2021
Accepted February 11, 2021
Published April 26, 2021