Latin name: Cynodon dactylon poaceae
Sanskrit/Indian name: Durva, Haritali, Dhub, Hariali
According to Indian Medicinal Plants—An Illustrated Dictionary by C.P. Khare, Dhub Grass is used as a remedy for inflamed tumors, cuts, wounds, bleeding piles, cystitis, nephritis, scabies and other skin diseases. It has astringent, diuretic, antidiarrheal, anticatarrhal, styptic and antiseptic properties.
The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends the dried fibrous root of the grass to stop excessive menstrual bleeding and for alleviating burning during urination.
Dhub Grass contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and carbohydrate, which combine to render the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Dhub Grass is helpful in healing wounds and cuts.
- It is used to treat gynecological disorders.