Reed plants or vegetation that has the Latin name is a kind of grass Imperata cylindrical sharp leaves. This plant is often a weed in agricultural land. Although disrupt agricultural crops, but it seems this plant should not necessarily be underestimated especially by removing or destroying granted.
According to some studies reeds contain chemical elements that are useful for health such as mannitol, glucose, sakharosa, malic acid, citric acid, coixol, anindom and many others. Traditionally used to help tackle high blood pressure, headache, hepatitis, blood booster, neuropathy, laxative urine, blood urine, gonorrhea, and kidney disease.
Research on grass
Jaya Anthony Satrya of the Faculty of Pharmacy Airlangga University conducted a study to determine the effects of antipyretic (fever reliever) infusion reed stems on white mice. The results showed that the infusion of stem reeds concentration of 5%, 10%, and 20% had an antipyretic effect. Infusion rod reed strongest concentration of 20% effect.
Jarliton phallus, of the USU Department of Pharmacy, Faculty conduct research to determine the effects of intravenous antipyretic reed flowers compared with paracetamol. The results showed that the infusion rate reeds with a concentration of 10% and a dose of 12 ml / kg has the same relative effect of antipyretic paracetamol suspension of 10% in pigeons.
Rustam Erlina, Apt, MS, professor of FK UNAND conduct research to compare the effect of diuretic (urine laxative) and the levels of sodium and potassium between giving blood and urine ethanol extract of the roots of weeds and furosemide. The results showed that the use of ethanol extract of the roots of weeds 25 mg / kg, 50 mg / kg, and 100 mg / kg had similar diuretic effect of furosemide dose to 0.72 mg / kg.
Benefits of weeds
Another benefit reeds are for the treatment of swelling (due to acute inflammation of the kidneys and urinary tract infection), swelling due to hit (bruise), piles (hemorrhoids), cough, flu, high blood pressure, jaundice (jaundice).
How traditional processing
Boil the dried roots of the weeds as much as 15-30 grams (if using fresh, as much as 30-60 grams), flowers and young shoots of 5-10 mg as much as 5-10 grams. When using fresh root then threshed first then squeezed the water. When using a dry ground first then reduced to powder, before it is brewed.
For people who live in rural areas must still easy to find reeds. If you want to try to cure, just find around the farm. But, for those who are in urban areas or areas that have no agricultural land, will certainly be confusing to find where.
But do not get confused if you can not find it, through the Blessed Herbs website online you can order this plant in the form of powder .Grass grows wild in the forests, fields, lawns, and the road in dry areas that receive sunlight. Plants are easy to can be found at an altitude of 1-2700 m above sea level.