Herbal Information on Couchgrass Root Organic in Cut Form
Common Name: Couchgrass
Botanical Name: Elytrigia repens
Other Names: Twitchgrass, Quickgrass, Doggrass
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Cut and sifted Organic
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
- Digestive aid
- Supports healthy urinary tract
- Benefits liver and kidney
Couch grass ‘Elymus reopens is a very common perennial species of grass native to Europe, Asia, Arctic and northwest Africa and it has
often been considered a weed.
The dried grass when broken up is used as Incense. This incense was used in medieval northern Europe when other resin-based types of
incense were unavailable. Couch grass is a weed that is widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere. It is a tall grass with spikes up to 15cm long.
In traditional Austrian medicine it has been known to be made into a tea and used to help against fever. It was also used by some people to
help with skin conditions, kidney disorders and as a dietary component for diabetic patients. However, this has not been proved there is a
lack of clinical studies to support those uses.
The folk medicine of couch grass has been used for hundreds of years mostly in Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavian and Albania In these countries
is was used to create a healthy bladder, chronic skin disorders. The tea has been used to alleviate bronchial irritation. Tea from the root
seems to be helpful in treating urinary infections and that is because of the herb’ s broad antibiotic and diuretic properties. One of the
chemical constituents, agropyrone has been shown to have strong antibiotic properties. The herb also contains mucilage that seems to
help clear congestion while it coats the throat.
This herb is mostly taken as a tea but sometimes it is found in capsule and extract form.
In western countries despite these indications from fold lore pharmacological and clinical studies are lacking. In other words
research reveals no clinical date regarding the use of couch grass. There is no known side effect or drug interactions associated with the
use of couch grass.
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, in all cultures. In this day and age Western Bulk Herbs and Spices should be regarded as an added element to present-day healthcare, and not as a replacement. Botanical herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony, support, and balance.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 209241-31Global Trade Item Number: 767963090331Manufacturer Part Number 209241-31Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships within 1 business dayWidth: 6.00 (in)Height: 12.00 (in)Depth: 3.00 (in)