Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.

Nota de alcance (en)

Whole plant: In a decoction for lumbago.

Leaf: Infusion mixed with seeds of Cajanus cajan used to accelerate childbirth. Decoction of leaves with Scoparia dulcis for dysentery.

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Range. Southeastern Europe; northern Africa; Macaronesia; Atlantic, Pacific and western Indian Ocean islands; temperate Asia; Arabia; China; India; Indo-China; Malesia; Australia; North America; Mexico; South and Meso-America; Caribbean. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Kachin, Mandalay, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Uses
Seed: Used an anodyne and antispasmodic.
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Origin:
Common throughout the plains of India (a very variable grass).

Action:
Astringent, bitter tonic, anthelmintic. Used for polyurea; externally for wounds and ulcers.


Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.
Término aceptado: 14-Ago-2018