Korai Kizhangu, commonly called as Nut grass is a perennial shrub that attains a height of up to 40 cm. it has a dark green thin stem and the leaves are long and sharp. While the flower stem has a triangular cross-section, the flower is 2 to 8 inch in length, has three-stamina and a three-stigma carpel. It is also bisexual. The plant bears flowers in summer and fruits in winter. It has tuberous roots or rhizomes that are fragrant. The plant is native to Africa, southern and central Europe and southern Asia. It is found throughout India.

It contains various medicinal properties. It is used in Ayurveda and Siddha.


Properties of Korai Kizhangu

  • Anti-inflammatory,
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-microbial,
  • Anti-fungal
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Diuretic
  • Immunomodulator
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Sedative and hypnotic effects

Health Benefits of Korai Kizhangu

1.Healthy milk Secretion in mothers

The tuber is ground and applied over breast in lactating women to increase the milk secretion. For pus discharge from breast or any swellings in breast, decoction of this tuber is prepared and given in dose of 30-40ml twice daily for 15 days.

2. Stomach upset

For diarrhea, indigestion, etc the dried powder of this tuber can be administered in dose of 1 to 3 grams thrice daily with honey.

3. Respiratory diseases

The tuber is washed properly, crushed, boiled with milk and given daily to both children and adults to treat conditions like asthma, common cold, chest congestion etc.

4. Intestinal Problems

The decoction of the tuber is very effective for all intestinal problems including peptic ulcer and inflammatory conditions.

5. Increases Immunity

Korai Kizhangu is effective in getting the body rid of toxins and purifying the blood, thereby increasing the immunity.

6. Skin care

The paste of Korai Kizhangu is used in treating skin related ailments like scabies and eczema and helps in relieving itching.

7. Eye Care

It helps in improving eyesight and eye related ailments. The extract from the roots is instilled into eyes in conjunctivitis.

8. Brain ailments

Nut grass proves useful in diseases like psychosis and epilepsy and mental diseases. It also boosts memory.

9. Hair care

Paste of Korai Kizhangu can be applied to get rid of dandruff.

10. Sweat odor

Grinding the poultice and applying the powder to the body does not smell amazing. It can be mixed with natural homemade bath powder.

How to Consume?

It is best to consume it in the mornings. The optimum dosage would be 5 grams of Korai Kizhangu powder. Here is how to prepare the decoction:

  • Boil the 5 grams of powder in 100 ml of water.
  • Once the water gets warm, filter the content and drink it before food.
  • Repeat the same for Evening Dosage after dinner, if necessary.


Though it is an extremely natural remedy for many of your daily issues yet it is not wholly safe. In spite of the numerous beneficial traits it holds, it is not to be forgotten that the plant can also have some downsides. Hence, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using.

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm


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