Scientific Name: Elymus repens
Other Names: Agropyron repens, Couch-grass, Couchgrass, Dog-grass, Quack Grass, Quick-grass, Scotch Quelch, Triticum,Triticum repens, Twitchgrass, Wheat Grass
Parts Used: Rhizome, Root, Seed
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Demulcent, Diuretic, Kidney Tonic, Urinary Tonic
Uses: Arthritis, Bladder Inflammation, Cystitis, Enlarged Prostate, Fluid Retention, Gout, Inflammation, Jaundice, Kidney Gravel, Kidney Stones, Liver Complaints, PMS, Prostatitis, Rheumatism, Peptic Ulcer, Urethritis, Urinary Tract Infection
Contraindications: Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. May cause ergot poisoning.
Notes: The root has been roasted and ground as a substitute for coffee and flour.