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DOG'S GRASS  (ELYMUS (= AGROPYRUM) RFPENS)

Family: Graminaceae

---Synonyms---Couchgrass, Twitchgrass, Quickgrass, Doggrass
---Parts Used---
The rhizome

 

Active Compounds:

Carbohydrates; triticin, a fructosan polysaccharide, inositol, mannitol & mucilage

Volatile oil, mainly of agropyrene

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

--Medicinal Action and Uses---

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.

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DILL

DANDELION

DOG'S GRASS

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