Korai Kizhangu 200gm



Botanical name: Cyperus rotundus

Malayalam: karimuttan, kora-kizanna,

Telugu : thungamustha, bhadra-tunga-muste

Kannada: konnaari gedde, abda hullu

English: coco grass, common nutsedge

Tamil : koraikkizhangu


The names “nut grass” and “nut sedge” (shared with the related species Cyperus esculentus) are derived from its tubers, that somewhat resemble nuts, although botanically they have nothing to do with nuts. Leaves sprout in ranks of three from the base of the plant. The flower stems have a triangular cross-section. The flower is bisexual. Common Nut Sedge is a perennial plant, that may reach a height of up to 40 cm.


  • The paste of nut grass is used in treating skin related ailments like scabies and eczema and helps in relieving itching.
  • The paste is used in increasing the size of the breasts. It also purifies the breast milk
  • Nut grass, when taken in powdered form, improves digestive system, removes worms from the gastro-intestinal tract, curbs infection and purifies blood.
  • The powder is massaged to reduce the subcutaneous fat deposition in case of obese people.
  • It normalizes the menstrual disturbances and breast discomfort and maintains normal body temperature.
  • Nut grass proves useful in diseases like psychosis and epilepsy and mental diseases.
  • The herb helps in healing wounds and uterine contraction and provides strength to the body.
  • It is considered the best herb for treating any type of fever.
  • The root is often used for developing high memory.
  • Nut grass is beneficial in treating cough and asthma, since it alleviates the kapha.
  • The herb harmonizes liver, spleen, and pancreas. It helps in curing thirst, bronchitis, dysuria and poisonous affections.