Useful and therapeutic properties of couch grass ( rzhantsa )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herb 60-120 cm tall with a long creeping rhizomes and numerous adventitious roots beams.Stems - a few, erect culms.The leaves are alternate, simple, linear, vaginal, with parallel venation.Inflorescence - a compound spike.Spikelets many-flowered (up to 9).Flowers without perianth with two lemmas, 3 stamens, pistil with two feathery stigmas.Fruit - weevil.Flowers in June-July, fruiting in August-September.

Medicinal raw materials are roots in folk medicine - the whole plant.Collect rhizomes produced in the autumn: the end of September-October.Drying air, under a canopy or in the dryer.In

rhizome contains carbohydrates trititsin etc., ar-ropiren, glyukovanilin, malic acid salts, proteins, fats, and carotene and ascorbic acid -. 38% fructose sugar.

In scientific medicine roots couch grass is sometimes used as a coating (they contain mucus), a diuretic and a laxative and as a basis for the pills.Appointed in the form of decoctions, infusions (1:10), into art.spoons or in fees.

In folk medicine preparations from rhizomes are used for chest pain, catarrh of the stomach, colitis, inflammation of the urethra, syphilis, urinary incontinence, gallstones, kidney stones, jaundice, dropsy, scrofula, rickets, gastrointestinal diseases, and as an expectorantmeans.

wheatgrass To enhance its expectorant action is combined with lime-blossom, mullein flowers, elderberry.

decoction of the whole plant taking in partial loss of vision;roots boiled in water or milk and drink in pulmonary tuberculosis, fever, aching.Outwardly and inwardly used in various skin diseases in the form of baths or enema for chronic constipation, hemorrhoids.

Preparations couch grass is a strong remedy for boils often occur.In this case, use a strong decoction of couch grass (20 g per 200 ml) 1 cup 3 times a day for 3-4 weeks with the addition of broth bath 50 ml of wheatgrass on half a bucket of water 1-2 times a week.This type of treatment is shown with scrofula and rickets, and chronic constipation are recommended sitz baths and enemas;decoction can also eat inside.


Broth 1: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon (sometimes 1 glass) 3 times a day for chronic constipation, jaundice, rickets, edema, etc.

Broth 2: 90 g per 800 ml.cook until 2/4 thickness;1 tbsp.spoon 4-5 times a day.

Broth 3 (1: 5);1 glass 3 times a day with abrasions.

Infusion: 60g per 1,000 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day, sometimes for half a cup 3 times a day for gastrointestinal diseases, biliary and renal ailments (stones and sand), for all skin diseases.When appearing often boils and abscesses drunk on a glass of 3-4 weeks.