Nagarmotha skin benefits: Nagarmotha or cyperus rotundus is a perennial plant that grows up to the height of 150cm. This is a polished weed found in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world. Nagarmotha grows in moist soil and is often grown on wastelands.
This is a famous ayurvedic medicine as churn for digestive problems, fever, dysmenorrhea. The tubers in these have a bitter taste but are highly nutritious.
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Nagarmotha is available in three forms: oil, tablet, and powder. The nagarmotha essential oil is made of it’s roots One of the most captivating factors about this herb is its deep, spicy woody, earthy smell. Naturally, it has come to be regarded as one of the most highly prized oils in India and is being used extensively in perfumery, scenting tobacco products, aromatherapy, and soap and incense stick making.
The nutrients found in nagarmotha are
Terpenoids: –These are phytochemicals that help in cell repair and growth.
Flavonoids: –These give a vibrant color as the deep purple color of nagarmotha rhizomes skin.
Sesquiterpenes: –These compounds deliver nutrients that promote healthy inflammation, directly to the brain.
Now let us discuss some benefits of nagarmotha on the skin if applied topically
For dermatitis and psoriasis
The inflammation of some stubborn skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis can be calmed with the application of nagarmotha. It shows a visible decrease in the redness associated with this condition and eases irritation. Apply a thin paste of nagarmotha powder on the affected area. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
For dry skin
This is extremely beneficial for people with dry skin. Nagarmotha adds moisture to the skin and reduces dryness and flaking. Apply a face pack by using nagarmotha powder and rose water or milk. Let it sit for 15 mins. Wash it off with cool water. It is one of the nagarmotha skin benefits.
For skin lightening
Nagarmotha helps in lightening skin tone by preventing the formation of melanin on the skin. Make a pack by using nagarmotha powder and turmeric powder. This will work on acne too.
Nagarmotha has lots of antioxidants that can ease oxidative stress, thereby acting as an anti-aging agent. Massage nagarmotha oil on your face in a light circular motion. For best results massage twice a week.
For fungal infections
Ayurvedic doctors make use of preparations of nutgrass aka nagarmotha to treat numerous skin conditions like itching, fungus infestation, rashes, and herpes.
There are some nagarmotha hair benefits too
For strong hair
Nagarmotha oil has hair strengthening and scalp rejuvenating properties. All you must do is simply massage this oil roughly 2 to 5 drops into your scalp along with coconut oil. Leave it for 4-5 hours if possible and wash with a herbal shampoo. Try to repeat it twice or thrice a week to control hair fall and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of hair that are fortified from the roots naturally.
These are some benefits of nagarmotha. This is a very beneficial plant and can do wonders for your skin and health.