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Paspalum scrobiculatum - Kodravaḥ
Kodravaḥ consists of dehusked and well-matured caryopsis of Paspalum scrobiculatum Linn. (Fam. Poaceae), an annual grass 60 to 90 cm tall, cultivated in the plains of India for its grains; newly gathered grains with husks are poisonous; husks are removed prior to use or powdering.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
|Hindi||Kodon, Kodava, Kododhaam|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Pittahara, Kaphahara, Grāhī, Lekhana, Viḍaghna
|Simple||Linear||Leaves 20-30 cm long, 0.5-0.6 cm wide, linear-lanceolate.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||3||Inflorescence racemose spikes, 5-9, arranged alternately on the peduncle; racemes 4-7 cm long. Spikelets 0.05-0.1 cm, sub-orbicular, arranged in 4 rows on the broad flat rachis. Lower glume 0; upper ovate-orbicular, as large as spikelets. Lemma dissimilar. Lower floret empty; upper bisexual. Stamens 3. Styles 2.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of low to fairly high elevations in the tropics and subtropics, being found from sea level to 3,000 metres.