- What other names is Couch Grass known by?
- What is Couch Grass?
- How does Couch Grass work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Couch Grass.
Ackerquecke, Agropyron firmum, Agropyron repens, Chiendent, Chiendent Rampant, Common Couch, Coutch, Cutch Grass, Dog Grass, Dog-grass, Doggrass, Durfa Grass, Elymus repens, Elytrigia repens, Grama Canina, Graminis, Graminis Rhizoma, Kvickrot, Petit Chiendent, Quack Grass, Quackgrass, Quecke, Quick Grass, Quitch Grass, Scotch Quelch, Scutch, Triticum, Triticum firmum, Triticum repens, Twitch Grass, Twitchgrass, Wheatgrass, Witch Grass, Witchgrass.
Couch grass is a grass that is an invasive weed. The leaves and roots are used to make medicine.
Couch grass roots or leaves are applied to treat fevers.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Bladder swelling (inflammation).
- High blood pressure.
- Kidney stones.
- Other conditions.
Extracts of couch grass might contain chemicals that reduce swelling (inflammation).
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.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of couch grass during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of couch grass depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for couch grass. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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