Intro: Bermuda Grass Juice (Cynodon Dactylon), a Natural Health Drink
'Cynodon dactylon', also known as Durva Grass, Bermuda Grass and Indian Doab is an herb extensively used in Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. This herb is known to have many health benefits and useful in controlling hyper tension, skin diseases and diabetes. It is also used in pooja offerings to the deities in Hindu temples. This can be used by extracting the juice or dried, powdered and stored for future use.
The following are some of the links to articles and research papers relating to the use of Bermuda Grass juice.
Step 1: Collect the Grass
Bermuda grass naturally grows in most places. The leaves are slender, sword-like, growing to a length of about 10 to 15 centimeters. This grass spreads along the ground and take roots wherever the nodes touch the ground.
Collect the leaves from areas where no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or weed killers are used. Clean the grass with water to remove any soil particles. We normally collect from our home garden where we do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
Step 2: Pulverize the Grass and Extract Juice
Using a mixer grinder, pulverize the grass by mixing with clean drinking water. Strain the juice using a fine cloth or tea filter and throw away the fibrous remains. You can add a little bit of salt and black pepper powder for taste.
Take a glass of the filtered juice early morning in empty stomach.
Step 3: Animals and Bermuda Grass
You might have noticed that sometimes pets like cats and dogs browsing on Bermuda grass. When they are suffering from some ailments, they eat the grass, ingest the juice and vomit the fibrous material. I have seen out dog eat the grass so many times. Our pet baby goat liked to drink a bottle of this juice regularly.
Though the juice of Bermuda Grass is beneficial in many ways, few people may be allergic to this. To start with, take small quantities of the juice to see if it has any adverse effects. If you are feeling comfortable, then you can continue taking the juice regularly.