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SGVVT’S

SHRI JAGADGURU GAVISIDDHESHAWAR AYURVEDIC MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL


KOPPAL-583231

DURVA
Kula : Yuvakula
Gana Charaka : Prajastapana Gana, Varnya Guna
Sushruta : Pittasamshamana Varga
Botanical name : Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) Cynodon = cyno = kyno = dog; dactylon = fingered.
Sanskrit : Durva Green - Shataveerya, Hard, Shambhavi, Shyama, Shanta,
Anushnavallika, White - Shwetadurva, Sitakhya, Chanda,. Bhadra, Bhargavi, Gaura, Vighna.

Botanical Description: Durva is a creeper which spreads on the ground. Its stem bears
numerous knots from which roots appear and help it in spreading. Leaves - 2.5 to 10 cm. long
and narrow, Stalk of flowers is 2.5 to 5 cm. in length with green or violet colour, Seeds are
very minute.

Varieties:- There are three varieties (1) white (described above) - this is used in medicine (2)
blue- this spreads over a large area and is also called as ananta, sahasraveerya, lata etc. and
(3) ganda durva (gandiri) - this grows near the edges of small ponds.
Properties:
Guna: laghu;
Rasa: madhur. kashaya, tikta;
Vipaka: madhur;
Virya: sheeta.
Dosha: tridoshashamak, especially kaphapittashamak.
Indications:- It is also useful in conjunctivitis, burning sensation, diseases of the head caused
by pitta, erysipelas. urticaria, pigment disorders and skin diseases. Internal uses: As it has a
positive effect on the central nervous system, it is useful in epilepsy, schizophrenia and
painful conditions. Since it is an astringent, it is useful in diarrhoea, vomiting, dysentery,
haemoptysis, menorrhagia, syphilis, vaginal disorders, abortion etc. It acts as a hemostatic,
uterine tonic and nourishes the foetus. It is an antidote to various poisons. All the parts of the
plant are used in medicines. Antidote to poisons (vishaghna).
Dose: Juice - 10 to 20m1.; paste –2 to 4 gm.; decoction - 50 to 100 ml.
Formulations: Durvadi kwath. Durvadya ghrita, Durvadya taila.

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DATABASE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS OF MARISHANTVEER HERBAL GARDEN KOPPAL Sida 1


SGVVT’S
SHRI JAGADGURU GAVISIDDHESHAWAR AYURVEDIC MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
KOPPAL-583231

DATABASE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS OF MARISHANTVEER HERBAL GARDEN KOPPAL Sida 2