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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Here is what the Ancient Siddha Medicine has to say about Bermuda grass or Arugampul

Name : Arugampul
“This herb is holistic as per Hindu mythology as well as highly medicinal”
Botanical name : Cynodon dactylon
Family : Gramineae
Actions : Astringent, Diuretic, Styptic, Anti-diarrhoeal.
Arugampul or Bermuda grass grows abundantly in the surroundings of our household. It has wonderful medicinal properties. It occupies a prime position among the Siddha herbs along with basil, neem, vilva etc.In South India Arugampul is regarded as a holy herb along with basil and neem. Arugampul is the herb of Lord Ganapathi, the Hindu God whom people worship before starting anything important.
Now for some medicinal uses of Arugampul.

It is well known for its medicinal properties, notably its action in regulating the vitiated doshas. It is a diuretic. It quenches thirst. It tastes sweet and is regarded as a moderator of doshas. Juice obtained from arugampul can be used as eye drops to cure eye irritation. When applied on fresh wounds it helps the blood to clot fast. It helps in healing old wounds too.It helps in detoxifying your body. Take juice of arugampul every morning on empty stomach. It helps in removing toxins from your body. A paste made from arugampul and turmeric can be applied on skin to treat problems like scabies, eczema etc. Regular application is found to cure the eczema and scabies.

Boil arugampul 10 gm , white pepper 2 gm, in 50 ml water and reduce it to 25 ml. Allow this preparation to cool and add a spoon of butter. This preparation can be taken to treat anal itch, urinary tract infection, painful urination, and side effects of medicines etc.

Make a paste of arugampul and mix it in a cup of yoghurt (curds). Women suffering from white discharge can benefit from this, they can take this for a week for complete cure.

Siddha Medicinal Uses :

  1. The juice of this grass is applied over eyes for eye diseases.
  2. For epistaxis, the juice of this grass is applied as nasal drops.
  3. The juice of samoolam is applied externally over the swellings which tend to bleed. Hence the bleeding stops when applied.
  4. The grass along with manjal or turmeric is ground and applied over skin diseases like scabies, fungal infections etc
  5. For bleeding piles this grass is ground and boiled with milk and consumed.
  6. The juice of the samoolam if consumed regularly provides strength to the nervous system. This medicine is also good for psychiatric diseases like unmatham (hyperactivity disorder), fitz.
  7. The decoction prepared from one fistfull of this grass, half parts of vettilai or betel leaves and 1/4 parts pepper is an excellent blood purifier.
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