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COUCHGRASS
Agropyron repens / Elymus repens / Triticum repens

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Kidney and urinary bladder infections, kidney and urinary bladder stones (urolithiasis), edema, enlarged prostate, rheumatism, gout, arthrosis; for detoxification, for blood cleansing, as a diuretic ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Agropyron repens rhizom - 200 mg

Part used :
Root

Couch Grass (Agropyron repens), also known as Quick Grass, Quitch, Quack Grass, Dog Grass or Witch Grass, is a perennial, herbaceaous grass in the Sweet Grass family (Poaceae), native to most of Europe, Asia, the Arctic and northwestern Africa. It is a highly invasive plant with creeping rhizomes that enable it to grow rapidly across grassland. It has flat, hairy leaves with upright flower spikes. The stems grow to 40 – 150 cm (1.5-5ft) tall; the leaves are linear, 15 – 40 cm (6-16in) long and 3 – 10 mm (0.1-0.3in) broad at the base of the plant. The flowerspike is 10 –30 cm (4-16in) long, with spikelets 1 – 2 cm (0.25-0.5in) long, 5 – 7 mm (0.2-0.25in) broad and 3 mm (0.1in) thick with three to eight florets.

Couch Grass root may help alleviate discomfort caused by kidney and urinary bladder infections and stones (grains). It has diuretic and blood cleansing properties and is therefore recommended for annual or seasonal (spring, fall) cleansing programs (also a great way to clear up problem skin). In combination with Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) or any other herb with beneficial properties for the liver, and alternating with Birch (Betula alba) or Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), it is very effective in treating gout, arthrosis and arthritis. Couch Grass root is also helpful in treating prostate enlargement – typically in alternation with Milkflower Willowherb (Epilobium lactiflorum).

History: In folk medicine, Couch Grass root is traditionally used as a diuretic and blood cleanser; this effect may be due to the ingredient saponin.

Cautionary note: If you suffer from edema as a consequence of a heart or kidney damage, do not use Couch Grass root.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water, preferably before meals.

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