Nagarmotha, India

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Cyperus scariosus

Plant Part: seeds

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: India


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Crop type: 
Conventional culture
Pale yellow, liquid
Characteristic thyme odor
Oil Properties: 
Mustak, Nagarmotha, Motha, Hima, Varida, castanuela, cebolleta, xiang fu zi, kupere, topalak, cypriol,
Product code: EAC946337

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Mikaël

Promotes peace of mind and calm, restful sleep.

Origin of this essential oil

This nagarmotha essential oil from India is distilled from the rhizomes of the plant.

Suggestions for use

Creating synergies.




Keep away from children, air, heat and light.
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use if breastfeeding

More information

Nagarmotha or Cyperus scariosus is a perennial plant native to northern Australia and New Guinea.

As is the case with many plants, it has several names in Latin: Cyperus perdnuis, C. corymbosus, C. articulatus.


It has been introduced for cultivation in India, Java, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka.


It is also known by several common names: Mustak, Nagarmotha, Motha, Hima, Varida, castanuela, cebolleta, xiang fu zi, kupere, topalak, cypriol,


The essential oil is obtained by distillation of the tubers (rhizomes) of the plant which resembles a papyrus (it is a plant of the same family as the Egyptian papyrus), it measures up to 5 m high and grows close to some water.

The root network of the plant is very dense, its cultivation is similar to that of vetiver.


Nagarmotha has been used for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in Ayurvedic medicine for its medicinal properties.

Traces of Nagarmotha have been found in ornate Indian gold pots dating back to 500 BC. AD

Ancient Hindu texts connect Nagarmotha with Parvati – a divine cosmic link.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, Nagarmotha has the possibility of treating abdominal problems, fevers, infections, painful periods, reducing pain; relax muscles and more.


We of course advise you to consult a health professional familiar with aromatherapy before using it.


Nagarmotha is considered to have analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-bacterial, anti-candida, anti-convulsive, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties.

It has great importance in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry.


Nagarmotha is also used in perfumery where its woody and earthy smell is very appreciated.

In perfumery, cypriol is often used as a base note in many olfactory compositions to add depth and warmth to perfumes.

Cypriol is often described as having a rich, warm character, with some complexity.

Its fragrance evokes sensations that are both earthy and mysterious, making it a popular olfactory note in perfumery to create sophisticated compositions.

In terms of scent accords, cypriol pairs well with other woody notes such as cedar, vetiver and patchouli, which enhance its earthy, woodsy aspect.

It can also be combined with spicy notes, such as black pepper or cinnamon, to add a warm, spicy touch to a composition.

Additionally, cypriol blends harmoniously with floral notes, such as rose or jasmine, creating complex and seductive scents.

Nagarmotha is found in various great perfumes:

  • Tom Ford for Men Eau de Toilette by Tom Ford
  • Cherry Smoke Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford
  • Lacoste L’Homme Intense Eau de Toilette
  • DZONGKHA by L’artisan Parfumeur
  • Papyrus Eau de Parfum by Chloé
  • Cruel Intentions Eau de Parfum by By Kilian

For example


Nagarmotha should never be consumed during pregnancy or breastfeeding.


For further information about this product or to inquire about larger quantities, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The availability and price of this product may vary without prior notice, if for some reason the quantity you have requested is currently unavailable, we will contact you shortly to discuss the best options to fulfill your needs.


* L’aromathérapie exactement - Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jolis et Daniel Pénoël



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