Desmostachya bipinnata Stapf

Synonym ► Eragrostis cynosuroides Beauv.

Family ► Gramineae; Poaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the plains of India in dry and hot areas and in sandy deserts.

English ► Sacrificial Grass (smaller var.)

Ayurvedic ► Kusha, Suuchyagra, Yagyabhuushana, Kshurapatra.

Siddha/Tamil ► Tharubai.

Action ► Root—cooling, diuretic, galactagogue, astringent. Used for urinary calculi, and other diseases of the bladder. Clums—used in menorrhagia, dysentery, diarrhoea and in skin diseases. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommended the use of the rootstock in dysuria, vaginal discharges and erysipelas.

Dosage ► Rootstock—50-100 g for decoction. (API Vol. III.)

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Herbs 101

Herbs 101

Learn what you can do with herbs! How to Plant, Grow, and Cook with Natural Herbs. Have you always wanted an herb garden but didn't know how to get started? Do you want to know more about growing your own herbs in the privacy of your home and using them in a variety of cooking?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment