The healing properties of the couch grass are prized for a long time. The couch grass rhizome is used in the treatment of diseases of the liver and pancreas. It counteracts fatty liver and bile production disorders. It has a beneficial effect on the course of treatment of diabetes and rheumatism. It can be used as a source of fructose for diabetics.
Couch grass lowers cholesterol and blood sugar level. It stimulates the endocrine glands. Couch grass has anti-atherosclerotic, antipyretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, coating, detoxifying, expectorant, anticlerotic and bactericidal and fungistatic effects. It relieves the symptoms of persistent cough and tuberculosis.
The couch grass rhizome has diuretic properties. It stimulates filtration in the glomeruli and increases the amount of urine excreted. Couch grass is used in the presence of urate, inflammation of the urinary tract (inflammation of the bladder, urethra, in a sensitive bladder, inflammation and benign prostatic hyperplasia), nephrolithiasis and cases of impaired renal secretion of the kidneys with edema. It cleanses the blood and facilitates the excretion of toxic metabolic products, mainly urea, from the body.
The couch grass rhizome is used for slimming, because it swells in the gastrointestinal tract, improves bowel motility.
Couch grass has a positive effect on the condition of hair, skin and nails. For moisturizing complexion, preparations enriched with biologically active substances from specific couch grass are dedicated. Cosmetic masks are prepared from it, which have a beneficial effect on oily skin, regenerating and firming it. It is used to relieve skin changes in the course of youth acne, boils, abscesses and ulcers. Among other properties of couch grass, the prevention of excessive brittleness and vascular permeability is mentioned. Couch grass may also remove the adverse impact of long-term antibiotic therapy on the digestive tract.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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