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Couch Grass

Agropyron Repens

Couch Grass is known in pharmacology as triticum (the latin name for wheat) because it contains the carbohydrate triticin. The plant has been useful as cattle fodder, a coffee substitute, and an emergency ration. Although couch grass tea may be recommended by herbalists for its soothing effects on the urinary tract, this use is questioned by scientists; moreover, the safety of drinking the tea has hot been proved.

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