From our list of ailments, see what Couch Grass can be used for:
Natural Remedies using Couch Grass
Drinking certain herbal teas will help, although this is not normally sufficient as herbs contain only small amounts of iron (useful herbs include nettles, couch grass, wild strawberry leaves).
is my opinion that IC is the result of long-term bladder irritation and inflammation, leading to tiny holes in the bladder lining. When irritants continue to pass through the bladder, these tiny holes become agitated, leading to bladder infectiontype symptoms. Using couch grass, along with pipsissewa and goldenrod, can heal these punctures and soothe irritations. Controls blood sugar Often when an herb works on the kidneys, the blood sugar may be balanced because of the herbs e?ect on the kidney and its release of erythropoietin, a hormone that helps modulate glucose metabolism. Contraindications Use caution if taking it long-term because of its diuretic e?ects and the potential loss of potassium through increased urinary output.
The Benefit of using Couch Grass as a natural cure
Couch grass is mildly diuretic and soothes irritation in the urinary tract. It is suitable for those situations when passing urine causes pain or a burning sensation (cystitis, urethritis) or when there is a general inflammation of particular parts of the urinary tract (prostatitis, kidney stones).
Supports kidneys and bladder A definite go -to herb for any kidney or bladder complaint, couch grass helps to dissolve and relieve kidney stone discomfort. Because of its ability to relax and soothe the renal passageways, it can be helpful with most any kidney or bladder trouble. Couch grass has proven its worth in treating interstitial cystitis (IC), the irritation of the bladder wall that presents much like a bladder infection, but when tested shows no bacteria present. It
Couch grass combines well with urinary antiseptics such as thyme, celery seed and mountain grape, and with other anti-irritants, for instance marshmallow leaf.
Erect stems, 1½ to 3 feet, are branched at the base. Short-bladed leaves are smooth on top, hairy on the bottom. Dense flower spikes produce twenty-five seeds per stem. Follow your canine friend to find this grass, because dogs love to eat couch grass and it has naturalized almost every-where. Collect the roots and rhizomes in spring. is plant is considered a noxious weed in many areas. Do not grow it in your garden. It can be extremely di?cult to eradicate, spreads quickly, and absorbs more than its share of soil nutrients.