OOO Farms Wild Food Durva

Durva / दूर्वा / Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Durva / दूर्वा
  • Common Name: Bermuda Grass
  • Botanical Name: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Grassy vegetation
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Europe, Africa, Australia and much of Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Young leaves and shoots may be juiced.
  • As Medicine: Rhizomes and grass used medicinally.
  • Cooking Method: Young leaves and shoots may be juiced.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High potassium content.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps with general health.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in the worship of Ganesha in Hinduism; important to Hinduism- offering durva ensures long life; rhizomes and grass used medicinally.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Juice:
    Soak and wash fresh grass, blend with ginger and boiled water, strain. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice, then drink it on an empty stomach in the morning for optimal results.

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Durva / दूर्वा / Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

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