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Couchgrass Herb Cut - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Couchgrass Herb Cut - 100 g - Herbal Collection
Agropyron repens

TRADITIONALLY USED FOR

  • May soothe irritation and inflammation
  • May be beneficial in the treatment of enlarged prostate glands
  • May assist in the prevention and passing of kidney stones
  • Can be used as a tonic diuretic
  • May help lower cholesterol
  • May be beneficial in the treatment of respiratory infections, coughs, fevers, sore throat, bronchitis and laryngitis
  • May be beneficial for treatment of liver disease, rheumatism problems, bursitis, and gout

 

INFORMATION

Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Chiendent_commun

 

Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org

 

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plant name

 

Common Quackgrass or Lesser Quackgrass , Creeping Quackgrass , Wheatgrass , Double Ended Grass

 

International Latin denomination

 

Elytrigia repens (L.) Desv. ex Nevsky, Agropyron repens (L.) P. Beauv. = Elymus repens (L.) Gould. = Triticum repens L.

 

botanical family

 

Poaceae (= Gramineae )

 

Description and habitat

 

  • Cosmopolitan weed, widespread in the northern hemisphere, where it quickly invades fields up to 2000 m altitude
  • Perennial herb 40 to 50 cm high, with long creeping rhizomes, thin alternate leaves, flowers grouped in flattened spikelets arranged in two rows facing each other
  • Not to be confused with Cynodon dactylon Pers. (the large quackgrass ), which could nevertheless have the same effects (which is also on the French Pharmacopoeia list A (rhizome)

 

History and tradition

 

Parts used

 

  • Rhizome (free of adventitious roots)

 

Dosage forms available

 

 

Usual dosages

 

Composition

 

Main components of the plant

 

 

Main components of buds or young shoots

 

Main components of essential oil

 

Properties

 

Plant properties

 

  • Diuretic
  • Hypolipidemic, leads to weight reduction [3]
  • Antidiabetic (aqueous extract), hypoglycemic without action on insulin [4]
  • Antitussive
  • emollient
  • Anti-oxidant, inhibits lipid peroxidation [5]
  • Increased urinary aqueous elimination ( fructans )
  • Antilithiasis (increases citraturia) [6]
  • Agropyrene ( polyin ) from the essential oil is an antibacterial antibiotic

 

Bud properties

 

Properties of essential oil

 

Directions

 

Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)

 

  • Drainage in inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract
  • Prevention of renal lithiasis
  • Adjuvant in gout and rheumatism
  • Chronic dermatological diseases

 

Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)

 

Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)

 

Known or suspected mode of action

 

  • Inulin , a very flexible polysaccharide ( fructan ), is an osmotic diuretic: filtered by the renal glomerulus, it increases the osmotic pressure of the tubular fluid
  • The mucilages dissolve more or less and swell on contact with water to form gels or colloidal solutions

 

Usual formulations

 

  • Decoction in two stages:
    • Boil 30 g of rhizomes for one minute in water. Discard the water, which is bitter. Crush the quackgrass and boil it again in 1200 g of water, until reduced to one litre. Add 10 g of liquorice . Let cool and strain. Drink at will. [7]

 

Regulations

 

 

Possible side effects and precautions for use

 

Bibliographic references

 

  1. Go↑ Voesel R, Schilcher H. Composition of the essential oil of Agropyrum repens rhizome. Plantamedica, 1989, vol. 55, no.4, pp. 399-400
  2. Go↑ Siegfried A. Korhammer, Ernst Haslinger. Isolation of a Biologically Active Substance from Rhizomes of Quackgrass [Elymus repens (L.) Gould]. J. Agric. Food Chem., 1994, 42 (9), pp 2048–2050
  3. Go↑ Maghrani M, Lemhadri A, Zeggwagh NA, El Amraoui M, Haloui M, Jouad H, Eddouks M. Effects of an aqueous extract of Triticum repens on lipid metabolism in normal and recent-onset diabetic rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004 Feb;90(2-3):331-7. PMID 15013198
  4. Go↑ Eddouks M, Maghrani M, Michel JB. Hypoglycaemic effect of Triticum repens P. Beauv. in normal and diabetic rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14;102(2):228-32. PMID 16099613
  5. Go↑ Petrova A. P, Krasnov E. A, Saprykina E. V, Subbotina Yu. A, Ermilova EV Chemical composition of couch grass and studies of its antioxidant activity in allergic contact dermatitis. Pharmaceutical chemistry journal, 2009, vol. 43, no.1, p. 48-50 [1]
  6. Go↑ Grases F, Ramis M, Costa-Bauzá A, March JG. Effect of Herniaria hirsuta and Agropyron repens on calcium oxalate urolithiasis risk in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 1995 Mar;45(3):211-4. PMID 7623486
  7. Go↑ Valnet Jean. Phytotherapy. Ed. Maloine. Paris, 1972 and many subsequent editions
  • List of references supporting the assessment of Agropyron repens (L.) P. Beauv., rhizoma. EMEA, 27 January 2011 EMA/HMPC/563402/2010 Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) [2]

CAUTION

Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.

 

This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.
 

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

 

This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

 

This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

 

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