The burr deemed to have diuretic properties. It has been used in cystitis in prostate dysfunction, benign prostatic hypertrophy, the urolithiasis in lithouria especially in cystitis with irritation or inflammation of the ureter.
The Latin name of the herb is Agropyron repens L. (quackgrass the reptile). It belongs to the family of grasses. It is known by the names aglosso, Aust, wild parties, quackgrass, argasti etc.
Aftofyoumeno is a perennial grass, with very long periplekommenes roots. The leaves are narrow, ribbon and glaucous-green. It reaches a height of 10-50 centimeters. There are different types, depending on the areas that we encounter. The elongated and rope-occur in sandy coastal areas. The coastal plant that grows in coastal areas to the mountainous zone and the median is located in the lower zone. It is very annoying pest for farmers and gardeners but useful for animal husbandry. It is also useful because it supports sandy soils.
It has the same properties and the Creeping or Argosti the ancient Greeks, which belongs to the genus canines and is very common in Greece and other Mediterranean countries called Bermuda grass (fangs finger).
For therapeutic purposes, the leaves are used mainly the root of burr. The rhizome collect the spring or early autumn. Washed and dried in the shade. The herb kept in a dry place for about three years.
The healing properties of vetiver was known from the time of Dioscorides, the first century AD
The burr contains a mucoid substance, the tritisini (fructan) 8%, inositol 3% mannitol, fixed oil, vitamins A and B, glucoside vanillin, saponin, mucilage, potassium silikoucho, iron, a small amount of volatile oil (mainly comprising agropyrini which has been shown to have broad-spectrum antibiotic properties).
It is one of the most useful medicinal plants and is included in many combinations to treat prostate. It conditioner without side effects, increases diuresis, thus facilitating the functioning of kidneys, cleanses the body of toxins and lowers blood cholesterol. It helps the liver colic, gallstones, the golden and cellulite. It acts as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory in urinary infections such as cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, in rheumatism and skin diseases. It is useful for kidney stones and gravel (sand in the kidneys). It is helpful to nocturnal incontinence problems. In hypertension problems significantly helps alone or in combination with olive leaves or sprigs Oxiou. For problems cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis can be combined perfectly with Arctostaphylos or Achilles. Thanks to tritissini containing (a substance that has a similar effect to insulin) is used as an auxiliary in the diabetes disease. French herbalists use sheets for stimulating liver and bile.