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Plants > Type of plant: Grass and Grass-like & Commercial value: Human consumption

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 Common nameCommon hindi nameIntrodescription
Cyperus rotundusCommon Nut Sedge, Coco grass, Nutgrass, Purple nutsedgeबड़ा नागर मोथा Bara-nagar-motha, कोरेही झाड़ Korehi-jhar, मोथा Motha''Cyperus rotundus'' is a small plant with individuals reaching upto 40cm. It is a very proliferative weed and has spread to several countries. It grows in agricultural lands and garden soils. This plant was, however, described in '''Charaka Samhita''', the first book on Indian medicine written in the first millennium. It is used in Ayurveda to treat fevers, digestive system disorders etc. Plant extract is a constituent of Dabur Chyawanprash and some hair oils.

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