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Bahama grass

Scientific name of Bahama grass: Cynodon dactylon

Name of Bahama grass in different languages:-

English: Dog’s tooth grass, Devil's grass, Bermuda grass, Arugampul Bahama Grass, Couch Grass,  Karuka  grass

Sanscrit: Druva, Niladruva

Malayalam: Karukappullu കറുക

Plant description:

Bahama grass is a spreading grass, commonly found in plane areas, leaves are grayish green, usually 2 to 15 cm long with rough edges. Stem are erect, can grow 1 to 30 cm tall, and slightly flattened, often tinged purple in color. The seeds are in clusters of two to six spikes, each spike 2 to 5 cm long. It has a deep root system can grow to over 2 m deep in the drought period.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Acicular Margin-Entire Venation- Parallel
 Acicular-Needle-Shaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-Parallel


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Plant juice to increase intelligent in children, brain, neuro disorders, to increase breast milk, excess bleeding, to control Kapha, pita, bleeding, increases urine excretion, dysentery, skin diseases, diabetes, urinary tract infections, blood disorders.

The plant juice to increase intelligent in children,  used in the treatments of the brain, neuro disorders, to increase breast milk, excess bleeding, to control Kapha, pita, bleeding, increases urine excretion, dysentery, skin diseases, diabetes, urinary tract infections, blood disorders.

Medicinal properties:

Antimicrobial,  Antiviral 

Bahama grass is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

ArukaladiThailam

KarappanThailam

Raktastambhak Tablets

DurvadiKeram

Dhoordhorpathradi Velichenna

GopatmajadiKeram

 

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