Scientific name: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

Family: Poaceae

Synonym: Panicum dactylon L.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Durbaghass, Durba, Dubla, Dubba.

Tribal name: Kingdaing mark (Chak), Nimjamrao (Marma), Mraa-shey (Rakhaing), Durba gahs (Tripura).

English name: Dhub grass, Bermuda grass, Bahama grass.

Description of the plant: A creeping grass with slender, branched, prostrate, usually widely creeping stems, rooting at the nodes and forming matted tufts, sending up erect, slender, flowering branches, 8 to 20 centimeters high. Leaves are 2 to 5 centimeters long, narrowly linear or lanceolate. Spikes, numbering 3 to 5, 2 to 5 centimeters long, narrowly linear, spreading, green to purplish. Spikelets are imbricated.

Cynodon dactylon

Plant parts used: Whole plant.

Medicinal uses: Paste prepared from whole plant is applied to treat cutting wound.

For getting rid of pimples, juice extracted from whole plant is applied on the pimples before going to bed and wash early morning without using any kind of soap.

Whole plant is grinded with curd and taken to treat sexual disorder.

Paste prepared from whole plant with turmeric powder is applied on affected area to treat leucoderma.

Distribution: Very common grass throughout the country.

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