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(Last edited: Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:03 PM)

grassAlso Known As:

Agropyron, Coughgrass, Cutch, Dog Grass.

Scientific Name:

Agropyron repens.

Family: Poaceae/Gramineae.

People Use This For:

It is used orally to treat cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy

and kidney stones.


No concerns regarding safety, available studies validate this statement, when

consumed in amounts commonly found in foods.11

Pregnancy and Lactation: Refer to a Medical Herbalist.


Not enough scientific information gather to offer a comment.

Mechanism of Action:

Diuretic.R8 pp.18,R1 pp.222

Adverse Reactions:

None known

Interactions with Herbs & Supplements:

None known.

Interactions with Drugs:

None known.

Interactions with Foods:

None known.

Interactions with Lab Tests:

None known.

Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:

None known.


Oral: For treating ulcerative colitis, 100 mL of wheatgrass juice daily for 1 month

has been used.12

DrClare’s Blends:

Specific References: COUCHGRASS

11. Rauma AL, Nenonen M, Helve T, et al. Effect of a strict vegan diet on energy and nutrient

intakes by Finnish rheumatoid patients. Eur J Clin Nutr 1993;47:747-9.

12. Ben-Arye E, Golden E, Wengrower D, et al. Wheat grass juice in the treatment of active

distal ulcerative colitis a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Scand J Gastroenterol


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