Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saccharum spontaneum

Botanical name : Saccharum spontaneum Linn.
Family : Poaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kasha
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild sugarcane
Hindi : Kus
Malayalam : Kusha, Njangana
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild, on wet areas.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A tall erect perennial herb grows up to 4 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, linear, acuminate, scrubby; flowers composed of spikelets on long panicles. Grain globose or sub globose.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta vata, burning sensation, calculi, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, menorrhagia, dysentery and general debility.
Useful part : Roots

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