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Natural Home Remedy-Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon health benefits and home remedies
Cynodon dactylon/Bermuda grass

Cynodon dactylon(botanical name), is a perennial grass, forming thick mats, belonging to the family Poaceae. The grass called Bermuda grass is abundantly found in India. It is called Durva in Sanskrit, Dhub in Hindi and 'Arugam pullu' in Tamil. It grows all over in tropical countries. This grass grows to a height of 1 foot. The leaves are of greyish green colour and are 4 to 15 cm long.

Cynodon dactylon is said to have many medicinal properties and health benefits, including antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It contains protein, fibre, calcium phosphorus and potassium. It is an excellent detoxifier. It helps in maintaining the alkalinity of blood. This is one of the reasons Bermuda grass is able to cure diseases. Recent research at University of Allahabad in India has shown the glycemic potential of Bermuda grass. The study conclusively proves that Bermuda grass extract has significant hypoglycemic as well as antidiabetic effects. The result of the research suggests that cynodon dactylon may provide a therapeutic avenue against diabetes and diabetes-related complications in future.

Health benefits of Cynodon dactylon:

One of the most important health benefit of Cynodon dactylon is that, it helps the body help itself by optimising the immune system. People have started to realize the importance of a healthy immune system in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. In a study made on the efficacy of cynodon dactylon for immunomodulatory activity, it was found that that cdpf(cynodon dactylon protein fractions) promotes immuno modulation.

How to make bermuda grass juice extract:

Take a fistfull of the grass and wash it thoroughly. Extract the juice, using water sparingly. Add water to the juice in the proportion 3 parts of water to one part of the extract. You can drink it directly or with coconut water added to it. This should preferably be taken in the morning. Avoid taking any drink or food for the next 3 hours. This juice extract can be taken twice or thrice a day, though its best to take one dose in the morning.

Home remedies with Cynodon dactylon

Further reading:

Cochlione C (3) inhibited human breast adenocarcinoma cell line (MCF-7) and human chronic myeloid leukemia cell line (K562)

Chemopreventive effect of Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. extract against DMH-induced colon carcinogenesis in experimental animals.

A healthy drink with Cynodon Dactylon


1/2 a cup Cynodon Dactylon (Bermuda grass).
3 peppercorns
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt and sugar to taste.


Grind the grass, pepper and cumin together. Add a glass of water to it, mix well and filter. Add a pinch of salt. Add sugar according to your taste. This makes a very healthy drink. Having this early in the morning is said to reduce hypertension, and cure diabetes and skin infections.