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Arugampul/Bermuda Grass Plant


Binomial Name – Cynodon dactylon

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Family     – Poaceae
  • Genus     – Cynodon
  • Species   – C. dactylon

Binomial Name – Cynodon dactylon

Arugampul/Bermuda Grass/அருகம்புல்

Arugampul (Cynodon dactylon), known as Bermuda grassDhoobdūrvā grassdubodog’s tooth grassBahama grassdevil’s grasscouch grassIndian doabarugampulgramawiregrass and scutch grass, is a grass that is native to most of the eastern hemisphere. Although it is not native to Bermuda, it is an abundant invasive species there. In Bermuda it has been known as crab grass (also a name for Digitaria sanguinalis).

The plant has been long used in the traditional medicines to treat various ailments such as anasarca, cancer, convulsions, cough, cramps, diarrhea, dropsy, dysentery, epilepsy, headache, hemorrhage, hypertension, hysteria, measles, rubella, snakebite, sores, stones, tumors, urogenital disorders, warts and wounds.


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