Tingthou napi

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Cynodon
Species : dactylon (Linn.) Pers.
Common Name
English Name : Dhub grass
Hindi Name : Dub/ Durba
Manipuri Name : Tingthou napi
Other Details
Habit : Spreading profuse grass
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leafy plant shoot crushed for paste. Leafy shoot crushed and smashed for juice. This juice is mixed with honey for fresh consumption. Roots boiled for extract. Used as a very good fodder and also used in certain religious ceremonies.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Glycosides, saponins, flavonoids and carbohydrates are reported in the plant.
Ailment Treated : Fresh plant juice/paste is good for local application on fresh cuts and injuries to stop bleeding. Root decoction is given in dropsy and secondary syphilis. Plant juice mixed with honey is given in diabetes. Rhizome is used in urinary disorder.
Source : Extensively grown in valley & hills of Manipur.

Tingthou napi
Tingthou napi