Couch Grass - Uses and Benefits
Cutch, Dog Grass, Durfa Grass, Quack Grass, Quick Grass, Triticum, Twitch Grass, Witch Grass , Bermuda Grass, Devil's Grass, Florida Grass.
Couch Grass (Elymus repens) is a very common species of grass inherent to Europe .It has found throughout much of the world. It is a recognized as a notoriously It has creeping rootstock which enable it to grow rapidly across grassland. In summer time evergreen couch gives a beautiful green surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots .Couch grass has hair like leaves & straight up flower spikes, Its long, yellowish white rootstock must be completely dug up to eradicate the plant because broken rootstock produce new plants.
The flower spike is 4 to 7 inches long, with spike lets almost one inches long, 5 to 7 mm broad & 3 mm thick. The stalk of plant mature to 47 inches tall, with linear leaves 6 to 16 inches long and more then half inches broad at the base.
It flowers in June to September. The flowers are hermaphroditic and are pollinated by Wind. The plant likes sandy, loamy and heavy soils for growth. The plant choose acid, neutral and alkaline soils and can develop in very acid and very alkaline soils. It requires dry moist or wet soil.
Uses and Benefits
Couch Grass is a useful remedy in the treatment of various problems such as bronchitis ,colds ,cough ,fever ,sore throat ,tendency to infection ,urinary tract infections .
Traditional peasants in South China and Hong Kong are still use Couch Grass roots by make a herbal tonic tea .Couch grass is used externally & applied as a wash to swollen limbs
In Europe grass roots are used to make a popular drink to rid of impurities the blood. It had many uses in traditional medicine , especially for kidney ailments. The grass roots are aperient, antiphlogistic,demulcent, diuretic, emollient, lithontripic and tonic actions,is used treat some cases of urinary incompetence & as a worm expellent.
Couch grass is an advantage as a herbal medicine to treat wide range of kidney, liver and urinary disorders
Couch Grass is a valuable remedy in the treatment of various disorders such as:
Couch grass is generally thought to be a safe herb, with some reported serious adverse events. Few cases of side effects are enhance heart rate & rhythm, nausea, & vomiting have been reported.
There are some side effects may also include soporific & mental slowing. It enhance the risk of bleeding and alter blood tests that measure blood clotting.
Some Scientific studies shows, use of couch grass with alcohol or other soporific drugs may heighten the amount of drowsiness caused by some drugs are ativan, barbiturates, narcotics , some antidepressants.
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