Dog Grass Root Cut & Sifted

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Dog grass is a prolific, fast spreading plant original to Eurasia but now inhabits nearly every corner of the world as a wayside weed and foraging crop. The herb may be the bane of many gardeners, but it has a place in the home and shop apothecary as an ingredient in herbal tea blends and bath and body products.

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information at a glance

active compoundsMucilage, triticin, mannitol, inositol, albumin, phenolcarboxylic acids , vanilloside, vanillin, silicates, silicic acid, agropyrene, thymol, menthol, iron and other minerals.
plant part usedroot
processingcut and sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container at room temperature away from direct sunlight.
appearance & aromaLight green with a grassy appearance and aroma.
flavor profileMild and slightly sweet. Suitable partners in tea blends include thyme, oregano, yarrow and corn silk.


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cosmeticUse strong infusions of dog grass root for a therapeutic bath or apply as a warm poultice. The root may also be made into a topical spray or infused in oil for use in salves, ointments and creams.
culinaryPrepare as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs.
cosmeticCoral calcium may be added to smoothies and protein shakes.
wellnessMay be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
safetyNo known precautions or herb-drug interactions. However, in theory, this herb may increase the effects of diuretics and certain medications, such as anti-diabetes drugs. Consult your health care practitioner before using this herb if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have a chronic condition for which you take prescription medications.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.