Very common, vivacious plant, 20-120 cm high;
variable aspect; segmented, long, branched white rhizome. Glabrous and erect
stems. Alternate, flat, thin, greyish-green leaves. Flowers are small and
purple and show long spikes, formed by several spikes on both sides.
Couch grass is a perennial herb spread lengthwise Europe, Africa, Asia
and North America. It invades very often cultivated land and spreads
quickly harming the crops.
It is been known since ancient Greece where it was used to treat
> Kidney and
urinary stones. Gout.
> Genitourinary tract infections: cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis.
> Edema, oliguria.
> High blood pressure.
> It is also used in rheumatism, skin disorders, anemia, bone fracture
recovery, unproductive cough, bronchitis or constipation.
As a diuretic, it
is normally used with horsetail. For kidney inflammations, with goldenrod and