Scientific name: Agropyron repens
Chinese names: Ou mao gen
Bangladesh names: dhoub grass
Arabic names: النجيل الزاحف (an-najeel az-zaaahif)
Rain Forest names:
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Root, leaf
Collection: Normally in early spring, or early Autumn
Height: upto 3 feet
Actions: Demulcent, anti-mocrobial, anti-lithic, tonic
Known Constituents: Mucilage, Trictin, silicic acid, potassium, onosital, mannitol, glycoside
The Rhizome is yellow or yellowish-brown, generally 2-3mm and longitudaly furrowed. When reduced to a powder it’s whitish-yellow.
Often used in formulas to promote alkalinity, one of the more commonly used grasses in antural formulas. Common grass that might be found growing in someones back yard. Used for the urinary system and prostate. Like most herbs for the kidnets, it finds it place for the treatment of rheumatism.