Some people consider couch grass for an annoying weed, but what many people don’t know is that this garden weed has many health benefits.
Couch grass is rich in saponin, potassium, calcium, beta-carotene and many other compounds which are good for human health.
People have been using couch grass for ages for curing many diseases. Today it’s used for curing bladder and lung diseases, bowel and stomach inflammation and for treating arthritis. It’s also very good for easing menstrual pain, skin and kidney diseases. Many people use this herb for blood, kidney and spleen cleansing. Some even claim that it’s effective for depression because it can reduce stress and insomnia.
Old Folk Remedy Recipe
Add 3 tbsp. couch grass previously finely chopped and mashed in a pot with 1l. water. Cook on medium heat until the liquid shrinks by half. Strain the liquid and drink 1 cup of the liquid, three times a day, for 1-2 months.
This folk remedy is for blood cleansing, also it is great for the kidney and liver detoxification. According to Dr. Alfred Vogel, highly recognized Swiss naturopath, it can stimulate the liver’s cleansing capabilities as well as promotes the body’s natural immunity to fight against diseases in long term.
This herbal drink has an unpleasant taste, but is very beneficial for your health.