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- Basic Botanical Info:Agropyron Repens.
- Plant Description and Habitat:Agropyron Repens.
- Botanical Source and History:Agropyron Repens.
- Agropyron Repens Phytochemical and Constituents:
- Medical Uses and Actions:Agropyron Repens.
- Administration and Application dosage:Agropyron Repens.
- Research Update:Agropyron Repens(Cynodon dactylon,Bermudagrass)
Administration and Application dosage:Agropyron Repens.:
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How To Prepare:
Crushed Couch Grass can be made into a tea. Pour one cup of boiling water over 3 to 10 grams (one-half to 2 teaspoonfuls) of the herb and steep for 10 minutes. Strain before drinking.
Couch Grass is also available as a liquid extract and an alcohol solution (tincture).
Preparation and Dosage: (thrice daily)
Regulatory status GSL
Dried rhizome: 4-8g or in decoction
Liquid extract: 1:1 in 25% alcohol, 4-8ml
Tincture: 1:5 in 40% alcohol, 5-15ml
Additional Comments: Couchgrass roots have been used as a medicine since the time of Dioscorides in the first century, and even sick dogs eat the leaves to produce a healing vomit. In Europe, it is still used as a tisane. Gerard wrote of Couchgrass '...it openeth the stoppings of the liver and reins without any manifest heat...', and Culpeper also praises its virtues for diseases of the kidneys.
Typical Dosage: Couch Grass is taken orally. The usual daily dosage is 6 to 9 grams (between 1 and 2 teaspoonfuls). Dried Couch Grass must be kept in an airtight container and protected from light and moisture. Tincture or infusion by boiling two ounces in a quart of water until it is reduced to a pint. To be taken in four doses in 24 hours.
You should not take Couch Grass if you have swelling caused by heart or kidney problems.
Special Cautions: Couch Grass presents no problems when taken at typical dosages. However, when using it to flush out the urinary tract, be sure to take it with plenty of fluids.
Special Information: If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Substitutes: Agropyrum acutum (R. et S.) A. pungens (R. et S.) and A. junceum (Beauv.), by some botanists regarded as mere maritime varieties of A. repens, have root-stocks similar to the latter.
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