Couch Grass Root
A gentle, effective diuretic and demulcent, useful for urinary infections, including cystitis, and urethritis. It also is useful for urinary calculi, gall stones and jaundice, as well as gout and rheumatic complaints. It is a soothing herb that improves excretion from kidneys and bowels, lowers blood cholesterol levels and even clears infection. It both protects the urinary tubules against infection and irritants and increases the volume of urine, thereby diluting it. It can be taken, usually with other herbs, to help treat kidney stones, reducing the irritation and laceration they cause.