Eleusine indica/Indian goosegrass/Hen’s foot
What is Indian Goosegrass?
Indian Goosegrass, also known as Eleusine indica, is a species of wild grass that is indigenous to the Old World and is a member of the Gramineae Poaceae family. It is regarded as a very significant weed and exhibits a high level of glyphosate resistance.
It is also known as yard-grass, goosegrass, wiregrass, hen’s foot or crowfoot grass
It is a grass that grows every year, preferably in disturbed areas close to urban areas and in vegetation found there. It is widely distributed in warm and temperate areas. It is a very persistent herb and thrives in open areas, farmland, gardens, and crop edges.
Medical benefits and characteristics of Indian Goosegrass/Eleusine indica
The wonderful wild herb known as hen’s foot, or Eleusine indica, has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antiallergic, antihistamine, vulnerary, antihemorrhagic, and diuretic properties.
To benefit from this plant’s properties and to treat the following illnesses, it is typically used whole in the form of tea or an infusion.
Cancer: The hen’s foot herb effectively inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the body due to its potent antioxidant properties.
- Ovarian cysts and fibroids: Because of this plant’s exceptional and potent anti-inflammatory properties, it can aid in the treatment of some diseases affecting the female reproductive system.
- Eleusine indica can increase body water content, allowing the body to excrete excess salt through urine, making it a perfect ally in the fight against kidney diseases. That is why its diuretic qualities are also highly valued.
- Helps prevent diabetes: due to its potent anti-diabetic qualities. To reap the benefits of the pata de gallina plant, you simply need to regularly drink its tea or infusion.
- Stops bleeding wounds: By simply crushing the plant, making a mixture, and applying it to the affected area, this herb can effectively prevent or stop bleeding wounds.
- Parasites are eliminated by the pata de gallina plant, which has potent laxative properties that can aid in the fight against parasites in the body.
- Pneumonia: The tea or infusion made from this weed’s roots functions as a potent and effective treatment for this contagious lung disease. The person who presents this issue will be fully recovered in less than five days.
- Arterial hypertension: Likewise, to treat this condition, people who suffer from it, can consume tea from the boiled leaves of the hen’s foot.
- Lowers high fever: It is advised to drink a hot infusion of the herb’s cooked roots in cases of high fevers brought on by internal infections because it will help to quickly bring the temperature down.
- Stretching (torn ligaments): In this case, simply apply the crushed leaves of the hen’s foot directly on the affected area.
- Relieves arthritis symptoms: Simply warm some hen’s foot leaves with grated coconut over a fire before applying them directly to the painful joints.
- Gastroenteritis: This weed’s cooked roots can be consumed for relief from stomach, intestinal, or diarrheal issues, including gastroenteritis.
- Eliminates dandruff: Mixing previously crushed hen’s foot leaves with coconut oil and adding them to shampoo will quickly produce excellent results in getting rid of this dreadful problem on the scalp. In addition, this herbal treatment not only gets rid of dandruff but also strengthens and grows hair, preventing hair loss.
In addition to these wonderful advantages, the herb Eleusine indica also treats asthma, epilepsy, malaria, female infertility, bladder and liver issues, hemoptysis, and jaundice.
Additionally, this plant is used topically to treat a variety of conditions including hemorrhagia, epistaxis, bleeding from wounds, alopecia, infantile convulsions, diarrhea, hypertension, diabetes, and diseases of the female reproductive system.
- Make sure to completely remove the roots
- Put the clean Goosegrass in a pot
- Pour 1 liter of water into the pot, add at least a cup more
- Boil for 10 minutes
- After boiling, immediately pour the decoction into a container to avoid spoilage.