DURVA : Doorva, Haritali, Arugam Pull, Cynodon dactylon - Poaceae
This elegant perennial grass grows everywhere throughout India.
Parts Used :Aerial part
Taste : Sweet
Haemostatic, blood purifier, diuretic
Dropsy, Anasarca, Chronic diarrhoea and dysentery.
1/2 teaspoon thrice daily after meals mixed with some honey.
How to Use :
Fresh expressed juice of the grass is useful in haematuresis, in vomiting and as an application in catarrhal ophthalmia, also to cuts and wounds as it checks bleeding ; for this purpose bruised grass may also be applied ; juice when sniffed up in case of epistaxis proves a valuable styptic and stops bleeding. Fresh juice is used also in cases of dropsy, anasarca, chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. Decoction of the roots is valuable in cases of vesicle calculus and in secondary syphilis. Root crushed and mixed with curds are given in cases of chronic gleet dose is two drachms of the roots. The plant is used in scorpion-sting.