Bermuda grass, scientifically known as Cynadon dactylon, is a warm-season, sun-loving grass. It is grown as a turfgrass or as forage for livestock, but can also be a constant pest by growing as an invasive weed that takes over neatly mowed lawns. Some of its other names include wire grass, devil grass, couch grass or dogtooth grass. In India, ayurveda recognizes it as bermuda or doob grass.
What many people don’t know however, is that juicing bermuda grass and drinking it can do wonders for the body.
Health Benefits Of Bermuda Grass
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1. Controls Blood Sugar Levels
The glycemic index (GI) measures the blood glucose-raising potential of the carbohydrate content of a particular food as compared to pure glucose. Bermuda grass extract shows a distinct hypoglycemic effect in patients suffering from diabetes. Additionally, it also lowers the risk of numerous health complications associated with diabetes such as cholesterol.1
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2. Enhances Immunity
Bermuda grass contains Cynodon dactylon protein fractions which stimulate immunomodulatory activity that helps in optimizing various functions carried out by the immune system. Furthermore, the antiviral and anti-microbial properties of bermuda grass enhance immunity and boost the body’s power to fight against various diseases.2
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3. Cures Urinary Tract Infections
Bermuda grass is found to be very effective in the treatment of urinary tract infections that are more commonly found in women than in men.3 This grass, when taken in combination with yogurt, is also highly beneficial for women suffering from piles and white vaginal discharge. It is also an excellent natural remedy for polycystic ovarian syndrome and aids in lactation by boosting production of the hormone prolactin.
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4. Relieves Oral Problems
Bermuda grass is full of healthy nutrients called flavonoids that are known for their antiulcer activity. Thus consuming bermuda grass is a good way to prevent ulcers. It helps the body to fight against cold, aids in the treatment of bleeding gums and also prevents bad odor
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5. Cures Skin Problems
Bermuda grass is a potent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent. Hence it is only natural that it can solve various skin problems like skin rashes, itching, and eczema. It is also a natural remedy to cure skin diseases like scabies and leprosy.4
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6. Purifies Blood
Bermuda grass is a good natural blood purifier and also aids in maintaining the alkalinity of blood. It is very effective in preventing excessive loss of blood during injury, menstrual cycles, and nosebleed. It boosts the production of red blood cells which in turn raises the hemoglobin levels in the body, thus lowering the risks of anemia.
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7. Improves Digestion
Consuming bermuda grass on a daily basis not only improves digestion and bowel movements but can also help one lower the risk of uncomfortable stomach ailments by reducing acidity. In addition to this, it acts as a natural detoxifier, thus eliminating toxins from the body.
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8. Boosts Heart Health
Regular consumption of bermuda grass not only lowers cholesterol levels in the blood but also improves heart function by acting as a powerful anti-arrhythmic agent.
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9. Keeps You Active And Well
Bermuda grass is loaded with a wide range of healthy nutrients like potassium, sodium, manganese, calcium,
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How To Make Bermuda Grass Juice
- Take a few fresh strands of bermuda grass and wash them carefully with clean tap water.
- Throw into a blender with a few drops of water and make a fine paste.
- Mix one spoonful of this paste into a glass of warm water and drink up!
Note – Bermuda grass is good for home remedies and cures, but that doesn’t mean this should be a substitute for professional medical advice, as there is still a lack
|↑1|| Edeh, I. E., A.
|↑2||Immanuel, G., R. P. Uma, P. Iyapparaj, T. Citarasu, S. M. Punitha Peter, M. Michael Babu, and A. Palavesam. “Dietary medicinal plant extracts improve growth, immune activity and survival of tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus.” Journal of fish biology 74, no. 7 (2009): 1462-1475.|
|↑3||Singh, Santosh Kumar, Prashant Kumar Rai, Dolly Jaiswal, and Geeta Watal. “Evidence-based critical evaluation of glycemic potential of Cynodon dactylon.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 5, no. 4 (2008): 415-420.|
|↑4||Biodiversity: Biomolecular Aspects of Biodiversity and Innovative Utilization. Sener. Bilge. Springer; 2002 edition|