Synonyms: Cynosurus indicus L., Eleusine japonica Steud.
Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Malangakur, Malankuri
Tribal Name: Saug Oong Marak, Sengromeo (Marma), Cha-Ling-bor-chak (Murang).
English Name: Crowfoot Grass, Crab Grass
An annual grass, with soft, stout stem. Spikelets pointing forwards at an acute angle with the rachis of the spike.
Plant contains cyanogenetic glucoside, triglochinin, ochratoxin A and a-amylase inhibitors. Grains contain albuminoids, starch and fatty oil. Seed coat contains phenolic compounds and flavonoids (Ghani, 2003). Orientin, isoorientin, vitexin, isovitexin, saponarin, violanthin, lucenin-1 and tricin are found in leaves (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Crushed plants are bandaged to affected areas for the treatment of fractures (Marma).
Decoction of plant is takento treat convulsion in children.Whole plant extract is taken in liver disorder (Murang).
Throughout Bangladesh in fallow lands.
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