Latin name: Arundo donax
Sanskrit/Indian name: Nala
Wild Cane, native to the Mediterranean region, is found in abundance in Kashmir, Assam and the Nilgiris. The perennial grass can grow up to 20 feet in height. The rhizome of Wild Cane is known for its diaphoretic, diuretic and galactagogue properties.
The rhizome yields indole-3-alkylamine bases, including bufotenidine and dehydro-bufontenine, which indicate the pharmacological properties of the herb.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As a galactagogue, Wild Cane stimulates milk secretion in mammals.
- As a diuretic and diaphoretic, the herb flushes out toxins from the body.