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Imperata cylindrica - Darbha
Darbha consists of root of Imperata cylindrica. It is a perennial, erect. It grows up to 30 to 90 cm tall. It is distributed in the hotter parts of India from Punjab southwards.
- 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
It Contains five triterpenoids viz. cylindrin, arundoin, fernenon, isoburneol and simiarenol.
|Hindi||Daabha, Siru, Ulu|
|Telugu||Darbalu, Darbha gaddi, Modewa gaddi|
|Sanskrit||Ulu, Kutuka, Kharadarbha, Yajñamūla, Svētadarbha|
|English||Thatch grass, Cogon grass|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tridoṣahara, Rasāyana, Mūtravirecanīya, Stanyajanana, Pipāsāhara, Kuṣṭhaghna, Dāhapraṣamana, Vāmaka
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
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 the tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 2,000 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 25 - 35Â°c, but can tolerate 20 - 40Â°c.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
- [ Morphology]
- [ Cultivation detail]