The genus name Cyperus is from Cypeiros which was the ancient Greek name
for the genus. Rotundus is Latin for round and refers to the tuber. Grown in
tropical areas and along roadsides, sandy fields and cultivated ground in
such countries as the Bahamas, Java, Samoa, China, Japan, Egypt, Sudan,
Turkey, Iran, India, France and Venezuela.
Description of Nagarmotha
It is a smooth, erect, perennial sedge. Its tubers are white and succulent
when young, turning brown or black and fibrous with age. The erect, simple
culms are smooth, solid and triangular in cross section. The culms are
frequently up to 36-40 cm tall, occasionally to 70 cm, and have been found
to reach 100 cm on moist fertile soils. The leaves originate from the base
of the plant.
: Dry, Woody, Earthy
: Dark amber to light brown
Nagarmotha oil has various chemical
compounds that include cyperone, selinene, cyperene, cyperotundone,
patchoulenone, sugeonol, kobusone and isokobusone.
: It is extracted by the steam distillation of
Nagarmotha essential oil is good for anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea,
intestinal bleeding, dysentery and specific and non-specific colitis. It has
very good digestive and carminative properties.
Nagarmotha essential oil is helpful with bronco-pulmonary congestion,
mucus, scabies and scanty periods. It is an effective killer of intestinal
worms, a diuretic and anti-pyretic medicine. It is also described as an
anti-inflammatory medicine, a general and nervine tonic, a promoter of
uterine contractions and an excellent binder of stool. The essential oil is
also used in various other ailments like fever, burning maturation, skin
diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstruation, neurasthenia, general
debility, kidney stones, fibromyalgia, gout and other uric acid sensitive
conditions. Nagarmotha essential oil helpful in bronco-pulmonary congestion,
mucus, scabies, and scanty periods. Nagarmotha essential oil has very good
digestive and carminative properties, nagarmotha essential oil is an
effective killer of intestinal worms, a diuretic and anti-pyretic medicine.
Nagarmotha essential oil may also be useful in kidney stones, fibromyalgia,
gout and other uric acid sensitive conditions.
Cosmetics and Toiletries:
Nagarmotha contains pinenes and cineole. It is a neutral waxy substance and
is used as a hair wash and treating hair and scalp disorders. It dilates the
small capillary and acts on the sebaceous glands at the hair root and
stimulates them. It has been in use for centuries for anointing body. It is
also widely used for skincare, loose motions, excessive thirst and for
reducing swellings. Nagarmotha Oil is used in perfumery compounds and in the
manufacture of soaps, medicine, cosmetics and incence sticks. The use of
Nagar motha essential oil is predominantly export oriented. Around 75% to
85% production is exported to European countries.