Bermuda grass juice Arugampul diy

The humble and easily available Bermuda grass (Known as Arugampul in Tamil) has a huge number of health benefits.

Some of the key benefits of Arugampul or Bermuda grass juice are:

  • Regulates sugar levels and controls diabetes
  • Boosts immunity in children and adults
  • Can cure peptic ulcer
  • Helps to promote weight loss
  • Refreshes body and mind
  • Serves as a detox and flushes out toxins from the body
  • Strengthens the nervous system and reduces stress
  • Reduces menstrual pain and cramps
  • Can treat leprosy and various skin ailments.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

So, this study was conducted to determine effectiveness of oral herbal extract on glycemic index among patients with Diabetes mellitus. Quasi experimental research design, two group pre test and post test was adapted. …  There is a significant difference on glycemic index of patients with Diabetes mellitus. (Sahbanathul & Rajesh, 2013; Sahbanathul & Rajesh, 2013)

Reference

Sahbanathul, M., & Rajesh, U. (2013). Effect of Oral Herbal Extract on Diabetes Mellitus. Global Research Analysis.

Evidence 2

The findings of the present study revealed that the Cynodon dactylon had the potent hepatoprotective activity due to its antioxidant property against CCl4 induced liver damage in mice. (DC & S Annapoorani, 2009)

Reference

DC, P., & S Annapoorani. (2009). Hepatoprotective Effect of Cynodon dactylon on CCI4 Induced Experimental Mice. Journal of Bio-Science.

Sahbanathul, M., & Rajesh, U. (2013). Effect of Oral Herbal Extract on Diabetes Mellitus. Global Research Analysis.

 

The best way to consume Bermuda grass is in the form of a juice and here is the tutorial on how to make Bermuda grass juice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg0M_iNahS0

Bermuda grass juice (Arugampul) for health – DIY

  • Bermuda grass
  • 2 teaspoons Honey
  1. Use fresh Bermuda grass for this recipe. Chop off the roots before you begin.
  2. Chop the grass into smaller pieces to blend easily.
  3. You will need two hands full of Bermuda grass to make enough juice for two.
  4. Transfer the grass to a colander.
  5. Wash the grass well. This is an important step since this grass typically grows on the roadside which are sold by street vendors. So washing well is necessary.
  6. Place the washed and cleaned grass in a blender.
  7. Add cumin seeds to it.
  8. Pour enough water so that the grass and cumin seeds can blend well.
  9. Blend till you have this juice.
  10. Strain using a suitable strainer.
  11. Add two teaspoons of honey and stir well.
  12. Drink twice a week for good results!

If you are not able to find fresh Bermuda grass, you can use dried Bermuda grass powder.

Mix a teaspoon of the powder in warm water, add honey and drink twice a week.

Too much consumption of Arugampul may cause diarrhoea in some. So restrict consumption to twice or thrice a week.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.