DESMOSTACHYA BIPINNATA - A NOVEL FARMING METHOD
Grasses are the most flourishing plants on earth as monocotyledonous plants. They have been a survivor on the planet despite of various ecological changes. They deserve the medicinal value and therefore considered as novel repositories. The grass family is considered as sacred, it has great significance in Ayurveda because of medicinal as well as clinical properties. Methods: Kusha grows commonly and abundantly at agricultural field especially in dry and sandy soil. As are more grass species found in the moderately temperate and moist regionof India whereas Kusha can be grown indoors and outdoors. Results: Growth of plants has seen within duration of 20 to 25 days. In this study effort made to explain the naturalcultivation methods for getting best medicinal effect in drug Kusha. Efficacy of the naturally grown plant shown the good result in laboratory investigations as compare to the manual grown. Usage of single drug is cost effective in day today practice by adopting natural farming method. Conclusion: By following proper plantation methods one can yield high medicinal properties in the drugs to reach the expected result.
Key words: Cultivation methods, Kusha, Mutravaha Srotas, Trinapanchamula.
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