Do you know what it means by Manggata grass? Some countries give the name of this plant as Musta, Nagamothan, Mutha, Mothan, Tage-Tage, Xiang Fu, Mustaka, Tirirca, Nutgrass, Hama-Suge, So Ken Chiu, Tagernut. This plant has been included as the main ingredients of many health supplements such as the one that you can know more on http://www.somanindonesia.co.id/produk/khasiat-soman.
In the old age of this plant, there will be many buds that become tubers are brown or black. It feels a bitter and smells fragrant. Tubers are usually collected in the form of clumps. From the results of the research, it was found that the rhizome of this grass contains alkaloids, cardiac glycosides, flavonoids and evaporated oils of 0.3-1% whose contents vary, depending on the origin region of the growth. Roots from Japan contain cyperol, cyperene I & II, alpha-cyperone, cyperotundone and cyperolone, while those from China contain patchoulenone and cyperene. The essential oil obtained from this cone grass contains at least 27 compounds consisting of sesquiterpenes, hydrocarbons, epoxides, ketones, monoterpenes and aliphatic alcohols and some other unidentified compounds.