The essential oil from Cyperus rotundus contains at
least 27 components comprising sesquiterpene
hydrocarbons,epoxides, ketones, monoterpene and
aliphatic alcohols and some unidentified constituents.
(+) copadiene and (+) epoxyquaine have been detected.
The various characteristics of the essential oil
obtained from the tubers have been studied
chromatographically and by spectroscopic methods.
The petroleum ether extract of the roots showed
anti-inflammatory activity against carrageenin-induced
oedema in albino rats. The active fraction was
identified as a triterpenoid. The antipyretic activity
was demonstrated on pyrexia induced by Brewers' yeast in
albino rats. A fraction tested on aconitine-induced
writhing in mice showed mild analgesic activity.
Antihistaminic and antiemetic activities were shown in
experimental studies on dogs. Smooth muscle relaxant
activity was demonstrated on rabbit ileum. Extracts of
rhizomes were inhibitory to the growth of fungi
depending on species. Antibacterial activity of oil and
its fractions have been demonstrated against a number of
Cyprus rotundus (8:1) - 500 mg (root extract)
Dose and Anupana
1 capsule two times a day with water.
Prescribed doses should be taken timely.
Packing: As per Request
Expiry: 5 Years