Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers

Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers

Local Name: Durbaghas.
Synonyms: Durba, dabla.
Scientific Name: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Family: Poaceae.
Duration: perennial.
Growth Habit: Graminoid.

Taxonomic Hierarchy:  
KingdomPlantae – Plants
SubkingdomTracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
DivisionMagnoliophyta – Flowering plants
ClassLiliopsida – Monocotyledons
FamilyPoaceae – Grass family
GenusCynodon Rich. – Bermudagrass
 SpeciesCynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. – Bermudagrass
Images of the Plant part:

Figure: Durbaghas(Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.)


Plant Descrition:

Perennial creeping grasses. Stem prostate. Leaves short, narrow, flat, subulate, glaucous, ligule hairy; spicklets minite. Spick radiating, green or purplish. Abundant in marginal land.

Chemical constituents:

The grass contains an essential oil, the triterpenoids, arundoin, lypinone and related compounds. It also contains proteins, carbohydrates and a number of organic acids. Agropyrene, possessing mild antimicrobial activity and triticin, having diuretic activity, have been isolated from this grass (Ghani, 2003).

 Used Plant part:

Whole plant part is used.

Common use of the plant:
• Skin diseases.
• Scabies.
• Eczema.
• Diabetes.
• Inflammations.
• Toothache.
• Bleeding.

Local Use of the study:

  • Skin diseases.
  •  Scabies
  • Eczema

 Diagnosis of the disease:

Various virus bacteria fungus is responsible for skin diseases. Skin diseases are characterized by rashes and spots on skin etching swelling of skin etc.


Whole plant is collected. Then take a handful of durbaghas a small piece of Turmeric and grind to a fine paste.


Apply the mixture in the affected area .This can be washed away after half an hour. Regular application is found to cure eczema, scabies and other.

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