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Cynodon dactylon - Dhurva
Cynodon dactylon is a short-lived, prostrate, perennial grass. It is creeps along the ground and roots wherever a node touches the ground. The erect or ascending culms are generally 5 - 45cm long. The plant has a wide range of uses. Occasionally employed as a food, it is commonly used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes.
- 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
The phytochemical analysis showed that the plant contained flavanoids, alkaloids, glycosides, terpenoides, triterpenoids steroids, saponins, tannins, resins, phytosterols, reducing sugars, carbohydrates, proteins, volatile oils and fixed oils.
|Kannada||Ambate, Ambate hullu, Balli garike, Doorve, Garike, Garike hullu|
|Hindi||Dhub, Dobri, Dru|
|Malayalam||Belicaraga, Karuka, Karukappullu|
|Tamil||Rugam pullu, Arugam-pillu, Arugampillu, Arugampul, Arugampullu|
|Telugu||Garika gaddi, Garike, Gariki-gaddi, Gerichagadd|
|Sanskrit||Amrita, Ananta, Anuvallika, Asitalata, Bahucirya, Bhargavi, Dhurva, Mahaushadi, Mahavari, Mangala, Nanda, Niladurva, Sahsravirya, Shiveshta|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Madhura (Sweet), Kashaya (Astringent)
|Simple||Alternate||Leaves 1-10 x 0.1-0.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, glaucous; sheaths keeled; ligules fimbriate, membranous.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Terminal spikes||3||Inflorescence of terminal, digitate 3-4 spikes; spikes 1-sided, oblong to 5 cm long.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a warm sunny position in a well-drained soil.