Bermuda Grass the Wonder Herb
According to Bible, grass was the first in line of God's creation. Biologists say there are some 500 varities of grass the world over. From paddy to sugarcane there are very many varieties of grasses. Of all the grasses, Bermuda grass, biologists call it Cynodon Dactylon, is endowed with excellent medicinal properties and has been used in villages of India from time immemorial to treat various diseases. Siddha and Ayurveda systems use Bermuda grass in preparing various concoctions. In India Bermuda grass has a spiritual dimension too. It is called arugampul in Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state. Along with basil, vilvam, and neem, Bermuda grass is revered as a divine herb. It is the herb of Lord Ganesha, the one who clears all hindrances.
Bermuda grass grows in mostly all types of soil. Because of its wide spread roots, the grass does not perish in any adverse climatic condition. It is quite difficult to pull out the grass complete from ground. It is a highly agressive species, crowding out most other grasses, leading it to be called 'devil's grass' in some areas. Farmers regard this grass as a weed and pluck them out whenever they find them in their paddy fields.
Arugampul or Bermuda grass contains more than 65% of chlorophyl. This helps in increasing the number of red blood cells in our body. It contains protein, fiber, calcium and phosphorus, potassium etc. 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.
It is an excellent supplement for lactating mothers. It boosts prolactin and so increases the quality and quantity of breast milk.
Bermuda Grass in Homoeopathy
Homoeopathy works on the principle of similia similibus curentur, or like cures like. Homeopathic remedy made from Bermuda grass is called by its botanical name of cynodon dactylon. The remedy in 3x, 6x and higher potencies are more powerful that the mother tincture. The great Kent observed that homeopathic remedies were less effective in their action in people addicted to tobacco, coffee etc. In such cases, a few drops of cynodon dactylon of 10x potency is administered. This helps to neutralize the ill effects caused by addictions mentioned above. Then the treatment for the presenting symptoms can be continued.
Homeopathic remedy cynodon dactylon is used in treating almost all ailments that trouble the urinary tract. The remedy is also useful in treating nosebleed, blood vomiting etc.
Bermuda Grass and Diabetes
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.
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