Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological/Scientific Studies
Decoction of O. sativa possesses cooling, epistaxis, and diuretic properties, and is used for the treatment of dysuria and various inflammatory diseases. Ashes of the straw is used for the treatment of wounds.6 Gruel of O. sativa is used for treating diarrhea, dysentery, bowel complaints, and indigestion.7 Powder is applied topically to cure itching. It is reported that the plant possessed antiinflammatory property. Ethyl alcohol and butanol extract obtain from leaves possessed antioxidant property.1
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