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Title: Phyto-pharmacotherapeutics of Cyperus rotundus Linn. (Motha): An overview
Authors: Singh, N
Pandey, B R
Verma, P
Bhalla, M
Gilca, M
Keywords: Analgesic;Anti-arthritic;Anti-inflammatory;Cyperaceae;Cyperus rotundus;Gastroprotective;Motha;Nutgrass;Traditional medicine;Turf grass
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01) ¾ A61K 36/00
Abstract: Cyperus rotundus Linn. (Family: Cyperaceae), commonly known as Motha is a turf grass which grows everywhere including lawns . It has wide range of medicinal and pharmacological applications. It is used in traditional system of medicine and exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antipyretic, analgesic, antidiabetic, antidiarrhoeal, cytoprotective, antmutagenic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, cytotoxic, apoptotic and various other activities. Motha is used in many Ayurvedic preparations. This paper provides an overview on phytopharmacological properties and multifaceted therapeutic benefits of the plant.
Page(s): 467-476
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.3(4) [December 2012]

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