COUCH GRASS Overview Information
Couch grass is a grass that is an invasive weed. The leaves and roots are used to make medicine.
Couch grass root is taken by mouth for constipation, cough, bladder swelling (inflammation), fever, high blood pressure, or kidney stones. It is also used for water retention.
Couch grass roots or leaves are applied to treat fevers.
How does it work?
Extracts of couch grass might contain chemicals that reduce swelling (inflammation).
COUCH GRASS Side Effects & Safety
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.
COUCH GRASS Dosing
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.