Benefits of Nagarmotha/mustak
Bitter, astringent and pungent in taste nagarmotha/mustak is light in its effect. Cold in its potency Nagarmotha/mustak‘s taste is pungent after digestion. Nagarmotha/mustak pacifies fever; checks worm infestation, diarrhea, cough, insomnia, blood disorders, and erysipelas, epilepsy and skin disorders.
Nagarmotha/mustak endowed with a specific smell is effective in promoting appetite. Nagarmotha/mustak useful in skin diseases and diarrhea. Its tuber is used s diuretic that is it promotes expulsion of urine. Nagarmotha/mustak is also used in formulations preventing liver and lung diseases. Formulations used for checking obesity contain Nagarmotha/mustak as one of their constituents.
A perennial slender herb Nagarmotha/mustak’s decoction useful in epilepsy.
Uses of Nagarmotha/mustak
Water in which Nagarmotha/mustak with parpatak and shunthi are boiled is useful in fever.
Decoction of Nagarmotha/mustak with honey is useful in diarrhea.
Use of Nagarmotha/mustak with iron bhasma and khadira decoction is useful in jaundice.
Tubers are used in dry form in the dosage of 3 to 6 grams and decoction in the quantity of 50 mls.
Nagarmotha or mustak has been described its use in diabetes.
Nagarmotha or mustak is an herb that is mostly used in digestive disorders.
Researches on Nagarmotha/mustak
Nagarmotha/mustak‘s oil is useful in spasmogenic pain associate with uterus.
Nagarmotha/mustak’s have shown anti bacterial activities.
Alcoholic extracts of tubers of Nagarmotha/mustak have shown tranquilizing activities.
Roots of Nagarmotha/mustak have shown anti inflammatory effect.
In Chinese medicine Nagarmotha/mustak is used for treatment of women’s disease.
Root paste is useful in skin disease and eye diseases.
Root of Nagarmotha/mustak is useful in snake bite.
The effect of Nagarmotha/mustak has been proved in lipid disorders.
Significant weight reduction and total serum cholesterol lowering level has been achieved.
Nagarmotha/mustak has been found useful in GI disorders like amoebiasis and giardiasis.
Decoction of tubers given orally to the rats showed inhibition effect on gastric mobility.