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Uses of Cynodon dactylon grass as medicine

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Rhizome of C. dactylon is used traditionally for the treatment of congestive heart failure, little is known about the cardioprotective actions in cardiovascular disease. sugar, may mannitol, and saponins are present in the extracts have diuretic properties and can be useful in the treatment of disorders such as congestive heart congestion.


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In tamil language (india) cynodon dactylon grass is called as 'arugampul'. It is a perennial grass, forming thick mats by stolons and rhizomes. The culms (stems) are rooted in the lower node. Flattened leaf blade with a sharp edge, and hairy or bald (bald). Rounded leaf sheaths and bare; ligule has a ring of hair or short membrane. Inflorescence consists of 3-7 slender spikes of up to 60 mm, arranged terminally on the axis. The ears are sessile and without awn a. Time of flowering from March to September. uses Extracts from this grass can also act as anti-proliferation, prevent the rapid spread of some cancer cells. This grass can also have the ability to cause the death of some cancer cells. In addition, the side effects of using the extract of Cynodon dactylon to fight the cancer appears to be minimal.According to Ayurveda, the traditional pharmacopoeia of India, Cynodon plants are spicy, bitter, aromatic, warm, appetizer, vulnerary, antelmintik, antipyretic, alexiteric. It destroys the impurities of breath, useful in leucoderma, bronchitis, piles, asthma, tumors, and an enlarged spleen. According to Ayurveda, Doobi is a sharp, sweet, cooling and useful in biliousness vomiting, thirst, burning sensation, bad taste in the mouth, hallucinations, epileptic seizures, fatigue, leprosy, scabies, skin diseases, dysentery, fever, erysipelas, epistaxis, etc. According to Unani system of medicine, plant Cynodon bitter, sharp burning sensation, smell good, laxatives, brain and heart tonic, aphrodisiac, alexipharmic, vomiting, emmenagogue, expectorant, carminative and useful against influenza in children, and for pain, inflammation, and pain teeth (Agharkar 1991). The virus affected the leaves change color of Cynodon used for the treatment of liver complaints . In the system of homeopathic medicine, is used to treat all types of bleeding and skin problems. Antimicrobial activity - Cynodon extract acted with success-full and active against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans is the names of the bacteria causing the pain. According to the shaman for migraine, it is also good for patients who have migraine problem. As an eye tonic, its leaf juice is also applied and used as an eye tonic. It is considered better to prevent problems Motiabind (cataract). In the case of conjuctivitis, the juice is applied externally on the eyelids to provide a cooling effect of the eye. Haemostatic-Stop all the bleeding of any etiology, such as epistaxix, Mennorhegia, bleeding from fresh wounds, piles, etc. In traditional way it is used for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and injuries. For bleeding piles of grass are ground and boiled with milk and consumed. Antioxidant effects of water-infusion / decoction has tremendous antioxidant and free radical effect. It save the body from degenerative disorders such as Parkinsonism, diabetes, neurological disorders, Alzheimer's disease. Improve the lipid profile / hypolipidemic effects-It reduces harmful cholesterol and low density of fat in the blood. It also increases the beneficial high-density lipids in the blood.-In the hypoglycemic properties of 500mg/kg body weight dose that normalizes blood sugar level.It also prevents the body from weight loss and muscle wasting unwanted. Antiulcer properties of alcoholic extracts of Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) were evaluated for early identification of the elements of vegetable and rotated at 200, 400, and 600 mg / kg bw administered orally to pylorus ligated and indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer models in albino rats. The results indicate the presence of flavonoids and proteins. Alcohol extract at 400 mg / kg and 600 mg / kg showed significant (> 0.001) anti-ulcer activity, comparable to standard drug ranitidine, which may be due to flavonoids. Cynodon dactylon press (fam. Poaceae) around the plants used in traditional system of medicine for the treatment of diarrhea. In this investigation hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of whole plant Cynodon dactylon were tested for anti-diarrheal activity on castor oil induced diarrhea, gastro intestinal motility by eating charcoal and entero unification models in albino rats. Methanol extract showed a significant reduction in the inhibition of castor oil induced diarrhea. Methanol extract also showed a significant reduction in gastrointestinal motility by charcoal meal and weight loss in the intestinal contents enteropooling models. These results indicate that the plant has good anti-diarrheal activity .Anti-inflammatory properties may be due to the high concentration of flavonoids and glycosides found in the extract of Cynodon dactylon. Flavonoids and glycosides can block enzymes that regulate many inflammatory processes in the body. Cynodon dactylon rhizomes of use for the treatment of heart failure in folk medicine. Rhizome of C. dactylon is used traditionally for the treatment of congestive heart failure, little is known about the cardioprotective actions in cardiovascular disease. sugar, may mannitol, and saponins are present in the extracts have diuretic properties and can be useful in the treatment of disorders such as congestive heart congestion.Diuretics: Studies on the water extract of the root stalk datylon Cynodon showed diuretic activity, showed an increase in urinary output of potassium chloride but not at all dose levels.




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