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Biological Name: Agropyron repensCouch Grass

Family: Graminaceae

Other Names: Doggrass, Couchgrass, Quickgrass, Twitchgrass

Elements Applied: Rootstock is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • Volatile oil, which contains mostly agropyrene;
  • Carbohydrates; mucilage, triticin, mannitol, a fructosan polysaccharide, and inositol;
  • Other: fixed oil, vanillin glycoside, minerals, such as iron and silica, vitamin A and a couple of vitamins from the B group.

Used For: The herb is known to induce urination, relieve pains, and treat bacterial infections.

Couchgrass is particularly beneficial for urinary conditions, like prostatitis, urethritis, and cystitis. Due to its pain-relieving characteristics, the herb is used to reduce inflammation and irritation. It may also be applied to treat prostate gland enlargement. Couchgrass is capable of relieving kidney stones. Due to its diuretic capacity, the herb may be used as a tonic in rheumatic conditions.

To relieve urinary infections, the herb can be combined with Yarrow, Bearberry, and Buchu. For prostate conditions, the herb is mixed with Hydrangea.

Additional Info: The herb can be found across the globe, particularly in the gardens.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare a decoction, take 2 teaspoons of cut rootstock for a cup of water, boil it up and leave on low heat for ten minutes. The result is taken thrice per day.

In form of tincture, the herb is used at a dose of 2-4 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before using the remedy.