Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers
Local Name: Durbaghas.
Synonyms: Durba, dabla.
Scientific Name: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Growth Habit: Graminoid.
|Kingdom||Plantae – Plants|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta – Vascular plants|
|Superdivision||Spermatophyta – Seed plants|
|Division||Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants|
|Class||Liliopsida – Monocotyledons|
|Family||Poaceae – Grass family|
|Genus||Cynodon Rich. – Bermudagrass|
|Species||Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. – Bermudagrass|
Figure: Durbaghas(Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.)
Perennial creeping grasses. Stem prostate. Leaves short, narrow, flat, subulate, glaucous, ligule hairy; spicklets minite. Spick radiating, green or purplish. Abundant in marginal land.
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.
Local Use of the study:
- Skin diseases.
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.