Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 143

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.
status

 

Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd. 

Names.

Myanmar: didok-chi, myet-lay-gwa. English: Egyptian grass.

Range.

Southeastern Europe; northern Africa; Macaronesia; Atlantic, Pacific and western Indian Ocean islands; temperate Asia; Arabia; China; India; Indo-China; Malesia; Australia; North America; Mexico; South and Meso-America; Caribbean. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Kachin, Mandalay, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Uses.

Seed: Used an anodyne and antispasmodic.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). In India parched grains are eaten by women suffering from post-childbirth stomachache ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). The species has astringent properties and, in the Philippines, is used internally in a decoction to treat dysentery and acute hemoptysis ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Dactyloctenium