Scutch or Couch grass scientifically known as Elymus repens is a diuretic herb that is native to Europe, Asia as well as Northwest Africa. It is a perennial grass and the common names are Witch grass, Wheat grass, Couchgrass, Durfa grass, Quack grass, Dog grass, Quick grass, Scutch grass as well as Twitch grass. It belongs to the Hordae genera of the Poaceae or grass family.The main parts used as herbal medicine are the root, rhizome and seeds. The farmers usually consider the couch grass to be a nuisance as it not only invades their agricultural fields, but also produces a chemical substance that slows down the development of other plants.
Health benefits of couch grass:
Couch grass has been used for thousands of years now to treat inflamed bladder, water retention, uterine infection, urination that is painful to pass. It is also a natural remedy for kidney stones conditions as well as kidney infection.
It also fights against poisonous toxins, is used for menopause and menstrual problems, and acts as energy booster.