Pukkapedia - Mustaka

Mustaka

Latin: Cyperus rotundus

This small aromatic tuber is commonly found next to rivers. It loves damp conditions and is very good at treating them. When considering using Mustaka think of its aromatic, drying, anti-spasmodic qualities for gynaecology and digestion.

Harvesting Musta

Harvesting Musta

Musta (Cyperus rotundus) is a perennial herb that looks like grass and is most commonly found growing in moist areas where there is running water._x000D_

Musta Tubers

Musta Tubers

Musta is said to be one of the world's most invasive 'weeds', which is partly due to its ability to inhibit the growth of surrounding plants.

Freshly Harvested Musta

Freshly Harvested Musta

Musta's small aromatic tubers are harvested for use in ayurvedic medicine.

Musta Tuber

Musta Tuber

Musta is also known as 'Nut Grass' due to the nut-like appearance of its tubers.

Sorting Musta

Sorting Musta

Here Musta tubers are being sorted and cleaned before final drying and packing.

Dried Musta

Dried Musta

Musta tubers after drying.