Couch-grass

(rINN)
Synonyms: Agropyron; Chiendent; Chiendent, rhizome de; Dogs Grass; Grama; Graminis rhizoma; Juolavehnänjuurakko; Kłącze perzu; Kvickrot; Pýrový oddenek; Quackgrass; Tarackbúza-gyökértörzs; Triticum; Twitch; Varpučiu šakniastiebiai.
Cyrillic synonym: Пырей Ползучий.

💊 Chemical information

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Couch Grass Rhizome). The whole or cut, washed and dried rhizome of Agropyron repens (Elymus repens); the adventitious roots are removed. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Couch-grass is a mild diuretic that has been used in herbal medicine in the treatment of urinary-tract disorders. It contains glucose, mannitol, inositol, and triticin (a carbohydrate resembling inulin). The Latin binomials Elytrigia repens and Triticum repens have also been applied to couch-grass.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Acorus. Multi-ingredient: Austria: Abfuhrtee†; Fr.: Drainuryl; Herbesan; Mediflor Tisane Antirhumatismale No 2; Mediflor Tisane No 4 Diuretique; Obeflorine; Tisane Hepatique de Hoerdt; Ger.: Hevert-Blasen-Nieren-Tee N; Presselin Stoffwechsel-Tee Hapeka 225 N†; Renob Blasen- und Nierentee; Ital.: Betulla (Specie Composta)†; Emmenoiasi; Gramigna (Specie Composta)†; Tisana Kelemata; Pol.: Dentosept; Diabetofort; Diabetosol; Laxantol; NeoFitolizyna; Spain: Diurinat; Renusor†; UK: Antitis; Kas-Bah.
Published May 08, 2019.