Couch Grass

18/Description

About

Couch grass is a grass that is an invasive weed. The leaves and roots are used to make medicine.

Couch grass root is taken by mouth for constipation, cough, bladder swelling (inflammation), fever, high blood pressure, or kidney stones. It is also used for water retention.

Couch grass roots or leaves are applied to treat fevers.

How it works

Extracts of couch grass might contain chemicals that reduce swelling (inflammation).

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Constipation
Cough
Bladder swelling (inflammation)
Fever
High blood pressure
Kidney stones
Other conditions

Concerns

It isn't known if couch grass is safe or what the possible side effects might be. Couch grass might work like a water pill and increase the elimination of water from the body. But it's too soon to know if this causes side effects such as low potassium levels.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of couch grass duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Couch Grass.

Interactions

No information available.

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