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Botanical Name Desmostachya bipinnata
Family Poaceae (Grass family)
Origin Native to South Asia, specifically the Indian subcontinent
Description Desmostachya bipinnata is a perennial grass that grows up to 2 meters in height. It has a fibrous root system and produces culms (stems) that are erect, slender, and often branched at the base. The leaves are linear and taper towards the tip, with a length of up to 25 cm and a width of 2-6 mm. The inflorescence is a panicle with spikelets that are 5-6 mm long.
Parts Used The roots, stems, leaves, and seeds of Desmostachya bipinnata are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The dosage of Desmostachya bipinnata depends on the form of medicine used and the condition being treated. It is important to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before using this plant for medicinal purposes.