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Benefits of Durva (Doob) And Its Side Effects

Durva grass has several medicinal uses for its numerous health benefits, such as: Treats acidity, boost immunity, controls sugar, cures Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and solves menstrual problems, cures constipation, treats obesity, cures bleeding of gums, cures eye infection and stops nose bleeding.

Benefits of Durva (Doob) And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Durva (Doob)
Nutritional Value of Durva (Doob)
Health Benefits of Durva (Doob)
Treats acidity
Boost immunity
Doob grass controls sugar
Doob grass for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and solves menstrual problems
Durva grass cures constipation
Durva grass for Obesity
Purifies blood
Cures bleeding of gums
Cures eye infection and stops nose bleeding
Uses of Durva (Doob)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Durva (Doob)
Cultivation of Durva (Doob)

Durva (Doob)

Durva grass is considered a sacred plant in India. It is religious for Hindus as they worship Lord Ganesha with durva grass. While this plant known as cynodon dactylon. Its blades are a grey-green colour and are short, usually 2–15 cm long with rough edges. The erect stems can grow 1–30 cm tall. The stems are slightly flattened, often tinged purple in colour. The seed heads are produced in a cluster of two to six spikes together at the top of the stem, each spike is 2–5 cm long. It has a deep root system; in drought situations with penetrable soil, the root system can grow to over 2 metres (6.6 ft) deep, though most of the root mass is less than 60 centimetres (24 in) under the surface. The grass creeps along the ground and roots wherever a node touches the ground, forming a dense mat. Durva grass reproduces through seeds, runners, and rhizomes. Ithas been used as a traditional herb in ayurvedic medicine, which has great significance in Ayurveda because of its medicinal as well as clinical properties.

Nutritional Value of Durva (Doob)

Durva grass consists of several nutrients, such as; acetic acid, alkaloids, arundoin, carbohydrate, fat, ferulic acid, coumaric acid, fibre, flavones, glucosides, hydrocarbons, lignin, magnesium, palmitic acid, potassium, protein, selenium, sodium, triterpenoids, vanillic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C.

Health Benefits of Durva (Doob)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Durva (Doob)
Health Benefits of Durva (Doob)

Treats acidity

Durva grass is good in curing of acidity. To treat acidity, one should take juice of Cynodon dactylon (3-4 tsp) and water (1 glass) empty stomach in the morning. This mix is quite effective not only for acidity but also beneficial for stomach ulcer, colitis, and stomach infections. For stomach pain, it is recommended that one should drink doob grass juice (3-4 tsp) and little amount of ginger powder empty stomach in the morning. It increases the alkaline properties because of its alkaline nature and reduces acidity. With continuous use of durva grass, one can lower their risk of stomach ailments in addition to improving digestion and bowel movements and curing constipation.

Boost immunity

Doob grass is used to enhance immunity of the body. Cynodon dactylon contains a bio-chemical compound called cynodon dactylon protein fractions (cdpf), which helps to enhance immunity of the body. It is easily available and affordable immune booster and energizer. CDPF promotes immune-modulation by helping the body and optimizing the immune system. The antiviral and anti-microbial activity of durva grass aids in enhancing the immune health and fighting against various diseases. Read more about foods that can boost your immunity.

Doob grass controls sugar

In many recent researches, it has been proved that Cynodon dactylon has hypoglycemic effect thus helpful in controlling of blood sugar levels and reduces fatigue. Durva grass is also beneficial in prevention of disorders and conditions associated with diabetes. Doob grass juice along with neem leaf juice is good in normalizing blood sugar level. Even for chronic diabetes, the drinking of doob grass juice keeps the sugar levels in control. Drinking the juice empty stomach in the morning is good in normalizing the sugar level.

Doob grass for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and solves menstrual problems

Bermuda grass is good for urinary tract infections. When the grass juice is taken with yoghurt shows good result for them who are suffering from piles and vaginal discharge. Doob grass is a good herbal remedy for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Durva grass is effective in case of prolonged menstrual durations. It is suggested that to control heavy menstrual period, one has to take the juice of bermuda grass and honey 3-4 times a day.

Durva grass cures constipation

Doob grass is helpful in curing of stomach related problems. Drinking the juice of durva grass with water is helpful to detoxify the body by releasing toxins from the body. It is good for acidity and normal the bowel movement thereby beneficial for constipation. It promotes regular bowel movement.

Durva grass for Obesity

Durva grass is good to control obesity and helps in weight loss. It is suggested that one should take juices of Bermuda grass twice a day to get good result. Prepare a decoction of conch grass (doob grass) (3tsp), black peppers (4-6 in no.) and pinch of cumin. It is recommended that one should take it twice a day with coconut water or butter milk.

Purifies blood

Durva grass acts as a natural blood purifier and also helps in maintaining alkalinity of blood. It is very effective in curtailing loss of blood due to injury, nosebleed or excessive menstrual blood flow. It increases the production of red blood cells which in turn increases haemoglobin levels in the body and thus prevents from anaemia.

Cures bleeding of gums

Durva grass is effective in curing of oral related health problems. It has adequate amount of alkaloids called flavonoids, which acts against ulcer. Taking of doob grass reduces the formation of phlegm and prevents gums related problems. Durva grass strengthens the teeth. It helps to fortify the teeth and good to remove bad odour from the mouth (halitosis).

Cures eye infection and stops nose bleeding

Applying the juice of Bermuda grass over the affected eye region is good in overcoming eye infections. If somebody experiencing nose bleeding, Cynodon dactylon is effective in stopping of it. For this, one has to put 2 drops of doob grass juice on the bleeding nostril.

Uses of Durva (Doob)

Durva grass is fast-growing and tough, making it popular and useful for sports fields, as when damaged it will recover quickly. It is a highly desirable turf grass in warm temperate climates, particularly for those regions where its heat and drought tolerance enable it to survive where few other grasses do. This combination makes it a frequent choice for golf courses in the southern and southeastern U.S. It has a relatively coarse-bladed form with numerous cultivars selected for different turf requirements. It is also highly aggressive, crowding out most other grasses and invading other habitats, and has become a hard-to-eradicate weed in some areas. This weedy nature leads some gardeners to give it the name of devil grass. However, Ornamec, Ornamec 170 and Turflon ester (tricyclopyr) have shown some effectiveness as well as Imazapyr. All of these items are difficult to find in retail stores as they are primarily marketed to professional landscapers. It was successfully irrigated with saline water and used to graze cattle.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Durva (Doob)

Dhruva grass dosent really have any side effects, but overdose of it may sometimes lead to problems like; paraesthesia oral, rash, skin burning sensation.

Cultivation of Durva (Doob)

Durva grass originated in the Middle East. Although it is not native to Bermuda, it is an abundant invasive species there. It is presumed to have arrived in North America from Bermuda, resulting in its common name.[citation needed] In Bermuda it has been known as crab grass.

Durva grass is widely cultivated in warm climates all over the world between about 30° S and 30° N latitude, and that get between 625 and 1,750 mm of rainfall a year (or less, if irrigation is available). Growth begins at temperatures above 15 °C (59 °F) with optimum growth between 24 and 37 °C (75 and 99 °F); in winter, the grass becomes dormant and turns brown. Growth is promoted by full sun and retarded by full shade, e.g., close to tree trunks.

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Psychiatrist, Mumbai
The end of a relationship often feels like the end of the world. After all the time and energy you have invested in it, it is very painful when it gets over. Keep in mind that life is full of ups and downs; nothing is permanent. The pain you feel today will go away with time. Give yourself time to heal. Give time, time. In the meanwhile don't isolate yourself from your friends and family. Confide in someone you are comfortable with. Make a list of life goals, and plan how to achieve them. Relationships are an important part of your life, but they are not everything. Spend time with those close to you, indulge in some enjoyable activities. Keep yourself busy. Slowly you will see that there is a lot to life. However if you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Don't wait to feel worse.
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I am a patient of hemoptysis which I generally suppress by eating trenaxa 500, I have an external gland in my lungs (history of 5 years) which causes hemoptysis. It was advised by the doctor that the same is not major I can go with it until its necessary as the blood amount is a half a cup to a cup which may heal by itself with time. So I avoid going to doctor whenever it happened and usually eat trenaxa for a week and do yoga for lungs and that helps me in healing process. But now its been nearly a week and hemoptysis occurred 3-4 times in a row in 6 days usually when I lay down on bed after doing continuous work for some hours. I can continue with trenaxa to suppress it and yoga for healing but I do not know what are the side effects of supessing it (like clots formation in lungs etc. Also doctor told me that if next time it occur he will do some bronchial embolization or something to treat it but I avoid that situation in the fear that what happens to me after that surgery and if I can heal it myself then I should. Please tell me if I am doing right, side effects of what I am doing and what will happen (what I will be like) if I go for the embolization thing? I will be really grateful if you help me with this as I am currently suffering from spitting of blood.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I would suggest you to immediately start taking following combo of herbs irrespective of whatever treatment you are taking: Shubhra bhasm, nagkeshar chooran, trinkantmani pishti, bolbaddha ras - all to be mixed with Sitopaladi chooran base. Prefer to take it with honey or water. Better if you can add Doorva Extract (juice of Doob grass used in pooja). Do it for one to two weeks. Revert to me if you feel happy. I may advise you further. These things have no side effects. No interaction with other medicines you are taking. Give little gap in allopathy and Ayurvedic medicines only. Pl consult online.

What r the symptoms of dengue? What medicine I should take? How I can increase my platelet count?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Osmanabad
Fever with severe headache, vomitting are common symptoms of dengue. Some cases it may not be occur In ayurveda juice of durva, bilv and tulsi 2_2tsp with honey can increase platelet count.
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I am 18 years old. Since 2 days having frequent nose bleeding. Is anything serious?

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Noida
doob ghass ka ras 10 boond aur gaya ka ghee 5 boond naak me dalen.gahari saans len. lla mirch aur gud chay sharab na len. labh hoga
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My daughter has got herpes when she is in the first class. Now she is has completed her intermediate. But still she has the herpes marks on her face so how to get rid of them?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- herpes marks and symptoms can easily be overcome by some home remedies- 1) apply doob grass fresh paste over the area /apply starch of rice.

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Durva (Doob) Grass Benefits in Hindi - दूब घास के फायदे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Durva (Doob) Grass Benefits in Hindi - दूब घास के फायदे

वैज्ञानिक नाम साइनोडान डेक्टीलान वाली दूब घास के फायदों को देखते हुए ही इसे आयुर्वेद में महाऔषधि कहा गया है. जाहिर है हमारे धार्मिक मान्यताओं और पूजा-पाठ में भी इसका उपयोग प्राचीन काल से होता आ रहा है. दूब घास को दूर्वा के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. यदि इसमें पाए जाने वाले तत्वों की बात करें तो इसमें फाइबर, प्रोटीन, फास्फोरस, पोटेशियम और कैल्शियम प्रचुरता से पाया जाता है. आइए अब बात इससे होने वाले फायदों की करते हैं.

1. दिल को स्वस्थ रखने में
आपको ये जानकार हैरानी होगी कि दूब घास का नियमित सेवन हमारे रक्त में कोलेस्ट्राल का स्तर घटाने के साथ-साथ दिल के क्रियाकलापों में भी सुधार करती है. इस तरह से दूब हमारे दिल का ख्याल भी रखती है.
2. पाचन और उल्टी में सहायक
दूब घास एक डिटॉक्सिफायर के रूप में काम करती है जिससे शरीर से विषाक्त पदार्थों को नष्ट करने और अम्लता को कम करने में मदद मिलती है. इसके परिणामस्वरूप पाचन ठीक से हो पाता है. इसके अलावा जिसे उलटी हो रही है उसे दूब घास का रस देने से उसे आराम मिलता है.
3. शुगर में
दूब घास के फायदे आपको शुगर में भी लाभान्वित करते हैं. कई शोधों में इसके ग्लाईसेमिक क्षमता को सही पाया गया है. दूब घास का अर्क शुगर के मरीजों पर हाइपोग्लिसिमिक प्रभाव छोड़ता है.
4. तरोताजा रखने में
दूब घास को नींद न आने की बीमारी और थकान में एक प्राकृतिक उपाय के रूप में इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसका नियमित सेवन तंत्रिका तंत्र को मबुत बनाता है आपके शरीर में सक्रियता बनाए रखता है.
5. एनीमिया में
किसी भी प्रकार के रक्त स्त्राव जैसे कि पीरियड्स के दौरान, चोट, या नाक से निकलने वाले अत्यधिक रक्त स्त्राव में ये बेहद प्रभावी है. ये लाल रक्तकोशिकाओं में वृद्धि करके हिमोग्लोबिन का स्तर भी बढ़ाता है जिससे कि एनीमिया जैसे बिमारियों में फायदा पहुँचता है.
6. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने में
आपके स्वास्थ्य के हमेशा बेहतर रखने की जिम्मेदारी प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र पर होती है. दूब घास में प्रोटीन भी भरपूर होता है इसलिए इससे इम्यूनोमॉड्यूलेटरी गतिविधि को अनुकूलित करने में मदद मिलती है. इसके अलावा ये एंटीवायरल और एंटी-माइक्रोबियल गतिविधि से भी युक्त होती है. जिससे कि ये रोगों से ज्यादा मजबूती से लड़ पाती है.
7. अल्सर में
दूब घास में पाए जाने वाले तमाम तत्वों में एक होता है फ्लेवोनोइड. ये एंटीअल्सर गतिविधि को अंजाम देता है. इसके अलावा ये कोल्ड और मसूड़ों से होने वाले रक्तस्त्राव को कम करने में मदद करती है. ये सांसों से बदबू भी कम करती है.
8. महिलाओं की समस्याओं में
पेशाब में इन्फेक्शन की संभावना पुरुषों की तुलना में महिलाओं में ज्यादा होती है. महिलाओं के लिए बवासीर और योनी स एसफेद स्त्राव की अवस्था में यदि उन्हें दही के साथ दूब घास दिया जाए तो काफी लाभकारी साबित होती है. स्तनपान में वृद्धि के लिए इसमें प्रोलैक्टिन हार्मोन का उत्पादन बढ़ाने की क्षमता होती है.
9. सरदर्द में
सरदर्द में दूब घास का फायदा लेने के लिए इसे बेसन के साथ पीसकर इसका पेस्ट तैयार करें और इसका माथे पर लेप लगाएं. आप देखेंगे कि इससे राहत मिलती है.
10. त्वचा को स्वस्थ रखने में
त्वचा संबंधी विकारों में भी दूब घास के फायदे मददगार साबित होते हैं. ऐसा इसमें पाए जाने वाले एंटीसेप्टिक और एंटी-इन्फ्लेमेटरी एजेंट होने के कारण होता है. इससे ये खुजली, एक्जीमा, स्किन रशेज और अन्य कई समस्याओं के इलाज में उपयोगी है. हल्दी पाउडर के साथ इसे मिलाकर पेस्ट बनाएं और इसे तवचा पर लगायें.
11. मिर्गी के उपचार में
मिर्गी के मरीजों के लिए भी आसानी से उपलब्ध दूब काफी फायदेमंद साबित होता है. दूब घास के अर्क में चन्दन का चूर्ण मिलाकर मिर्गी के मरीजों को देने से काफी लाभ मिलता है.
 

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Durva Grass

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), diploma in anorectal disease
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Durva Grass

Durva (cynodon dactylon)-

 This ganesh chaturthi durva grass has special importance as durva is dear to loard ganesha. But durva has also many medicinal properties 
1. Durva is shita in property so helps to reduce burning sensation and reduces excessive heat from body.
2. Its other property is stambhak (to stop) so helps to stop bleeding in menstrual problems, nasal bleeding.
This stopping property is also useful in diarrhea and dysentery.
3. Durva grass has excellent healing properties
4. It is good in curing acidity
5. It controls sugar level.
6. Enhance immunity
7. It is good in anemia by forming rbc due to adequate amount of chlorophyll.
8. Durva juice is used to reduce obesity.
9. Durva juice is useful to treat infertility as it is uterine tonic.
 

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Cosmetology in Ayurveda

B.A.M.S, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE, PG Diploma in Hospital Managment
Ayurveda, Delhi
Cosmetology in Ayurveda

Cosmetology in Ayurveda

Cosmetology includes the treatment of skin, hair and nails.
Ayurvedic cosmetology specialises in the field of natural principle and it is ideal for modern demands. Plant extracts and natural substances have been formulated into cosmetic products according to ayurvedic system one of the major benefit is that biologically active ingredients are easily absorbed into the deeper layer of the skin and influence it at the cellular level.
The human body responds extremely well to natural substances, while it has an in-built resistance to synthetic ones.

Beauty enhancement by ayurveda:

In ayurveda dinacharya and ritucharya are explained in the context of preservation of health and promotion of beautification aspect. The procedures like.

-Karnaabhyanga / karnapoorna , lepanam
-Abhyanga
-Sugandhadravya lepana
-Udvartuna
-Souviranjana dharana
-Gandusha
-Prayogika dhoomapana
-Pratimarsha nasya
-Aaschyotana and tarpana karma

Are described elaborately for health preservation & beauty enhancement. An ideal ayuredic strategy for achieving complete beauty care and prevention of ageing is as follow:
The patient should be thoroughly examined and 'Prakriti' should be evaluated so that the appropriate treatment can be planned. The therapy can be planned by shodhana (detoxification) and by shamana (pacification).
Shodhana(detoxification) : to remove the accumulated toxins in the body. Ritu anusara shodhana karma should be performed. To begin with, the person is given medicated ghe internally till the samyak sneha lakshana appear in the body
After ghritapana, abhayanga and swedana karma should be performed. The patient is than subjected for the specific shodhana karma.
Shamana (pacification): Useful drugs are chandanasavam.saribadyasavam.
Care of the Skin:Twacha is the term for skin in ayurveda.Skin is a cover of the exposed parts of the body. The sense of touch spreads over the entire body through skin. As ayurveda believes that all living beings have the panchamahabhoota as it is components, same is for the skin. It is the seat of sparshana indriya. Skin is also the dwelling of bhrajaka pitta and regulates the temperature of the living body and absorbs all local medicinal application.
In charaka samahita,the charaka state medicinal plants in 'Varnaya mahakashaya'. used to obtain glowing complexion. The herbs mentioned in Varnaya Mahakashaya are -
1. Chandana
2. Nagkeshara
3. Padamaka
4. Khus
5. Yashtimadhu
6. Manjistha
7. Sariva
8. Payasya
9. Seta(shweta durva)
10. Lata(shyama durva)

In sushruta samahita 'Eladi gana' contains -Ela.Tagara,kushtha,jatamansi,tavaka,dhamamaka,patra,nagkeshra,priyangu,harenuka,vyaghranakha,shukti,stouneyaka,choraka,shriveshata,khus,guggul,sarjarasa,turushka,kundaru,agaru,ushira,devdaru,keshra and padamakeshra.All these herbs can eliminate toxins from the body, clear the complexion that leads to a glow on the skin and alleviates kushta and boils. Before choosing any ayurvedic beauty care method, it is important to know about the body constitution (Prakariti) and the basic types of skin. Three basic type are based on the doshas Vata,pitta,kapha.
Care of the Hair :
Hair is also a part of beauty of the human beings.a hair consist of a root( the part implanted in the skin) and a shaft (portion projecting from the surface)
Ayurvedic aspect of hair:
The hair (kasha) is the waste of asthi dhatu. Hence, anything detrimental to ashthi dhatu will be harmful to the hair. Depletion of ashthi dhatu causes hair loss.
The health of hair depends on the health of the bones and skin.
The nourishment of hair depends entirely upon the rasa dhatu.Dearrangement of rasa dhatu causes hair fall and premature greying .So health of hair depends upon rasa and ashthi dhatus and on all the three doshas.

Herbs for hair care:
-Bibhitaka: The seed oil of bibhitaka prevents premature greying of hair.
-Brahmi : Sesame oil enhanced with brahmi ,kulanjana and vacha is very useful for promoting hair growth and prevents the hair fall.
-Bhringraja: The fresh juice blackens the hair. It is the best natural hair dye. The fresh juice of the leaves or sesame oil enhanced with it is useful in promoting growth of hair.
-Shankhapushpi: Its oil prevents the hair fall and premature greying of hair.
-Tila (sesame): Prepare the decoction of its roots and leaves .give hairs wash with it. It promotes the hair growth, blacken them and gives a silky texture.
-Yashtimadhu: Sesame oil enhanced with liquorice and amalaki prevents the hair fall .In charaka the term 'keshya' is used for liquorice.
-Madayantika(Mehndi): Henna is mainly used as a colouring agent. It is mixed with other natural dyes, and largely used as hair dye.
-Methika : A paste of its leaves applied over the scalp regularly before taking bath help hair grow and keep them silky.
-Narikel : Daily massage the scalp with coconut oil. It promotes the hair growth and prevents the hair fall.
Natural hair cleanser
Take amla, shikakai and reetha seeds in an iron pan and soak them in water for a night. Mash them and wash hair with this water.
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Durva (Doob)
Nutritional Value of Durva (Doob)
Health Benefits of Durva (Doob)
Treats acidity
Boost immunity
Doob grass controls sugar
Doob grass for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and solves menstrual problems
Durva grass cures constipation
Durva grass for Obesity
Purifies blood
Cures bleeding of gums
Cures eye infection and stops nose bleeding
Uses of Durva (Doob)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Durva (Doob)
Cultivation of Durva (Doob)