Sacred Creeping Grass

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Biological Name: Eragrostis cynosuriodesSacred Creeping Grass

Family: Poaceae

Other Names: Kusha, Sacred Creeping Grass, Kusa, Durba, Durva, Dab

Additional Info: The plant is indigenous to mountainous areas, especially Himalayas.

Elements Applied: Root and green parts are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The green parts are particularly known to stop bleeding, and increase urination.

In form of decoction the herb is applied for dysentery and other intestinal diseases, bleeding conditions, like purpura, hemorrhoids, and so on, as well as menorrhagia.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is commonly used in form of infusion and decoction.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. Exercise care. Herbs in Ayurvedic medicine are usually mixed with other herbs to reduce the potential threat one of them may pose on the body. The herb should not be taken without medical control.