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Herb Information
Name: Couchgrass
Biological Name: Agropyron repens

Graminaceae

Other Names: Couchgrass, Twitchgrass, Quickgrass, Doggrass
Parts Used: The rhizome
Active Compounds:
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Carbohydrates; triticin, a fructosan polysaccharide, inositol, mannitol & mucilage

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Volatile oil, mainly of agropyrene

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Miscellaneous; vanillin glycoside, vitamins A and some of the B complex, fixed oil, minerals including silica and iron.

Remedies For

Diuretic, demulcent, anti-microbial.

Couchgrass may be used in urinary infections such as cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis. Its demulcent properties soothe irritation and inflammation. It is of value in the treatment of enlarged prostate glands. It may also be used in kidney stones and gravel. As a tonic diuretic, Couchgrass has been used with other herbs in the treatment of rheumatism.

For urinary tract infections, couchgrass may be used with Buchu, Bearberry or Yarrow. It can be combined with Hydrangea for prostrate problems.

Description: 

Grows in many parts of the world, and all too frequently in gardens.

Dosage:

Decoction: put 2 teaspoonfuls of the cut rhizome in a cup of water, bring to boiling and let simmer for 10 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: take 2-4 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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