Couch grass Agropyron repens

  • Common Names
  • Couch grass , Twitch grass, witchgrass, dog's grass, scutch, quackgrass
  • Botanical Name
  • Agropyron repens
  • Syn. Elymus repens
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Couch Grass

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How to Use: Couch grass

Couch grass it valued by herbalists for its mucilage rich rhizome. A tea made from the roots is useful for treating urinary infections because of the herb's broad antibiotic, and diuretic properties. One of the chemical constituents, agropyrone, has been shown to have strong antibiotic properties. Couch grass tea will also soothe and coat an inflamed sore throat, and helps clear phlegm. The herb contains mucilage that helps to clear congestion while it coats the throat.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Most often taken as a tea, sometimes found in capsule and extract form

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Couch grass Side Effects: Dog grass is toxic to birds. It may also lower blood sugars in people.

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