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Scientific name of Halfa grass: Desmostachya bipinnata
Name of Halfa grass in different languages:-
English: Sacrificial grass, Big cord grass, Kusha Grass
Sanskrit: Barhi, Darbha, Darbhah, Durbha
Hindi: कुशः-Kusha, Dab, Davoli
Tamil: Darbhaipul, Taruppai
Halfa grass or Darbha grass is a rough perennial grass, grow to the height of 1 to 1.5 M. The Leaves are long blades size up to 65 cm long, lower parts are leathery, Inflorescence is pale brown, up to 60 cm long, the roots are creeping stout, and it is covered with shining sheaths. Flowering period is July to November.
Useful plant parts: Leaf, roots
Medicinal uses: It is one of TrunaPanchamoolam
To treat to treat dysentery and menorrhagia, epilepsy, diabetes, piles and treat wounds.
Chemical content: Used as diuretic.