Couch grass (Agropyron regens) is vital weeds of the field. As a medicinal raw material, couch grass rhizome is used (Rhizoma Agropyri). In herbal medicine used as a depurative (removing the body's waste products, giving protection to the liver, affecting the development of bacterial flora in the digestive system). Couch grass rhizome is rich in biologically active substances. It contains: an essential oil (agropyrene, carvone), sugar compounds (fructose, mannitol, triticum), organic acids (glycolic acid), minerals (including water-soluble silica, potassium), prolamine, and vitamin C. Couch grass rhizome is a diureti , laxative, anti-toxic (with food poisoning or infections treated with antibiotics), stimulates metabolism. Influences the blood lipid profile (especially cholesterol and fats). It also has anti-diabetic properties.
In the sports supplementation it is rarely used. It is used in herbal supplements and in the cosmetic industry (in powder form). Herbal preparations, because of the variety of ingredients and a wide range of applications, available at www.muscle-zone.pl.
Dosage: dependent on raw material