Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cynodon dactylon

Botanical name : Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) Pers.
Family : Poaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Neeladurva, Durva.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Dhub grass, Bhama grass
Hindi : Dub, Durba
Malayalam : Karukapullu

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A highly branched, creping, perennial grass, rooting at every node; leaves smooth, narrow and linear; inflorescence terminal spikes, slender, green or purplish, floral glumes obliquely oblong; fruit grains, oblong, laterally compressed, about 1 mm long.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
The plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, burning sensation, haematuria, wounds, conjunctivitis, headache, skin diseases, stomach problems and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant

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