(Last edited: Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:03 PM)
Also Known As:
Agropyron, Coughgrass, Cutch, Dog Grass.
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
Interactions with Herbs & Supplements:
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Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:
Oral: For treating ulcerative colitis, 100 mL of wheatgrass juice daily for 1 month
has been used.12
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