Desmostachya bipinnata Stapf (Eragrostis cynosuroides Beauv.) from banks of Yamuna in Delhi, in sandy areas.
Sans: Darbha, kusha; Hindi: Dab, darva; Tel: Kushadarbh, darbha; Beng: Darbha, kusha
Used for ropes and thatching, some times as fodder. Culms diuretic, used in dysentery and menorrhagia.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
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