English: Sacrificial grass, Big cord grass, Kusha Grass
Sanskrit: Barhi, Darbha, Darbhah, Durbha
Hindi: कुशः-Kusha, Dab, Davoli
Tamil: Darbhaipul, Taruppai
Halfa grass or Darbha grass is a rough perennial grass, that grows to the height of 1 to 1.5 M. The Leaves are long blades sized up to 65 cm long, the lower parts are leathery, the Inflorescence is pale brown, up to 60 cm long, the roots are creeping stout, and it is covered with shining sheaths. The flowering period is July to November.
Useful plant parts: Leaf, roots
Medicinal uses: It is one of TrunaPanchamoolam
To treat dysentery and menorrhagia, epilepsy, diabetes, piles and wounds.
Chemical content: Used as a diuretic.
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