Also known as: Agropyron, dog's grass, durfa grass, graminis, scutch, twitch grass,
quackgrass, wheat grass, witch grass.
The name couch grass, is believed to be a derivation from the Anglo-Saxon word, civice, meaning 'vivacious' and referring to the plant's tenacity of life and one of its botanical names, agropyron, is derived from a combination of Greek words meaning 'wheat grasses' and 'wheat fields'.
Couch grass is a very common perennial species of grass native to most of Europe, Asia, the Arctic biome, and northwest Africa and often considered a weed but has been used medicinally for thousands of years to treat many human health disorders. Dogs often dig up and eat the roots of couch grass when they are feeling unwell hence it sometimes being called 'dog grass'.
Couch grass contains agropyrene, amino acids, calcium, inulin, iron, magnesium, mannitol, mucilage, tricin, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E. Agropyrene oil contains potent antibiotics properties which is very effective in treating infections and dissolving bladder or kidney stones.