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SACCHARUM SPONTANEUM

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Family ► Gramineae; Poaceae. Habitat ► Throughout India. English ► Thatch Grass.

Ayurvedic ► Kaasha, Kandekshu, Shvetachaamara.

Siddha/Tamil ► Naanal, Pai Karumbu.

Action ► Plant—cooling, astringent, diuretic, galactagogue. Used in the treatment of burning sensation, dysuria, dyscrasia, kidney and bladder stones, dysentery, bleeding piles. Root—diuretic, galactagogue.

Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends the root in calculus, dy- suria and haemorrhagic diseases.

Dosage ► Root—3-6 g powder. (API, Vol. III.)

The Five-Grassroots (Tripanchmuu- la) of Ayurvedic medicine contain extracts of S. munja, S. officinarum and S. spontaneum. The compound is prescribed as a diuretic.

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