Kusha Grass, Dab Grass, Sacrificial Grass
Botanical name - Desmostachya bipinnata
Family - Graminae
A tufted perennial grass with a thick scaly rootstock, which sends out creeping rhizomes in all directions. Special oil prepared from fresh leaves of Kusha Grass is very popular. It is one of the most wanted herbal oils having aphrodisiac properties. This herbal oil is applied externally on male genitals just before the intercourse. It is useful in leprosy, ulcers and biliousness. The oil lessens inflammations, softens skin and useful as brain tonic. It is also good for joint pains.