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Ethnopharmacological Note: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. – a potential plant against leukemia 
Syeda Israt Zahan Elmee, Mohammed Rahmatullah 

Abstract
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. is a common plant in tropical and sub-tropical countries like Bangladesh and belongs to the Poaceae family. In English, it is known as Bermuda grass or Bahama grass, while its local name is durba ghas. The plant rarely grows more than 3 cm in height but has deep roots and is an invasive plant, which quickly can spread to adjoining areas. It is a plant with reported multiple ethnomedicinal uses in Asian and African countries. In Karnataka, India, the locals use the plant for treatment of malaria.

Keywords: Cynodon dactylon, leukemia