Uttareni Ginjalu is a very common grass plant across all tropical areas. It is mentioned in various ancient texts of Ayurveda and also different schools of medicine. It has one too many benefits for the health. This is a one of the 21 plants used as patri in the Ganesha pooja. Health Benifits of Uttareni are even mentioned in Charaka Samhitha, Sushrutha Samhitha also.
One of the main usage is for reducing belly fat which is covered in another post here. In addition to reduction of belly fat, this plant is used for many other purpose. some of the benefits are like treatment of coughs and colds, Dental problems, urinary tract infections,digestive disorders and also to treat high BP skin infections Respiratory problems, fevers, fileria and menstrual problems. Many more uses are listed in different texts.
Various parts of the plant are said to be useful in cleansing the uterus, abortion, induce labor pains, and easy delivery. This plant is used also in improving the fertility. in some parts of the country this is used as an antidote for dog bites and snake bites too. With so many benefits, this plant is a real gift to the humans by nature.