Botanical Name :Cyperus ScariosusCommon name: Cypriol, Nutgrass, NagarmothaPlant family: CyperaceaeGenus:Orange brown to reddish brown vis Read More
Botanical Name :
Cypriol, Nutgrass, Nagarmotha
Orange brown to reddish brown viscous liquid
Deep, spicy woody-earthy smell
Deep, spicy woody-earthy smell
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Cyperus scariosus is a small grass-like herb with angular soft stem and underground rhizomatous tubers. The plant is a glabrous herb. Stolons are slender, 0.8-5.0cm by 0.25cm, clothed by elliptic, acute, lax striate concolorous scales 1/8inch long, stem 40-90cm long, slender, triquetrous at top 1/24-1/16inch in diameter, leaves are variable, usually short (less than 1/3 stem), narrow, weak, and umbels are slender, contracted, rays slender sometimes up to 3inch long, and bracts are nearly always as the leaves i.e. hardly any when leaves short, exceeding inflorescence when leaves longish, and spikelets are linear pale straw-colour (Figure I) and rhizome are very short, woody, stolons, lateral shoots from base of stem immediately ascending, glumes scarcely imbricate in fruit. The rhizome of this plant contains an amber or light brown viscous essential oil. Cyperus, also known as Nagarmotha in Hindi, belongs to the family of Cyperaceae. Cypriol Oil is obtained by the steam distillation of dried roots of Cyperus scariosus. The oil is a mildly viscous liquid, with a dark brownish to brownish red colour. Its odour is woody and deep, with smoky notes of leather. Cyprene is its major component. The oil is mainly used in perfumery formulations.
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Cyperus scariosus have been widely used as anti-inflammatory, astringent, antimicrobial, hypotensive, stimulant of central nervous system, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, analgesic. It contains essential oil, terpenoids, sesquiterpenes, hydrocarbons, steroidal saponins, ketones and flavonoids. It remained to be an important ingredient of several prescriptions used in indigenous system of medicine to treat a variety of diseases including diarrhea, epilepsy, gonorrhea, syphilis and liver damage. The essential oil obtained on steam distillation of rhizomes of the plant has its value in perfumery and is also known to possess antibacterial, antifungal, antidepressant and spasmolytic activities.
Cypriol oil is an effective home remedy for managing stomach disorders due to its antispasmodic and carminative properties. Cypriol oil also helps manage diabetes due to its antioxidant property. It prevents cell damage caused by free radicals and protects the body from certain diseases. It also has anti-diarrheal property as it prevents the formation of watery stools due to the presence of flavonoids.
Cypriol might be useful in managing skin infections. Applying a paste of Cypriol powder and coconut oil helps reduce swelling and stops bleeding due to its astringent property. Cypriol oil also protects against various bacterial and fungal infections due to its antimicrobial property.
Ayurvedic physicians use the plant for medicinal purposes for fevers, digestive system disorders, dysmenorrhea and other maladies. Modern alternative medicine recommends using the plant to treat nausea, fever and inflammation; for pain reduction; for muscle relaxation and for many other disorders.
Cypriol essential oil, or Nagarmotha, from steam distilled dried roots of Cyperus scariosus, exudes a tenacious aroma similar to Vetiver and Oud. Cypriol, known in India as Nagarmotha, works well in Oriental and Woody masculine or unisex perfumes.
An emotionally calming essential oil, Cypriol is used in aromatherapy for conditions of respiratory congestion, digestive issues, to improve circulation, with some sources regarding it beneficial for relieving menstrual cramps when used in a compress across the abdomen. The earthy, leathery, slightly sweet and spicy aroma of Cypriol essential oil is calming and grounding; ideal for use in perfume, incense or to augment meditation.
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