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Knotgrass Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Polygonum Aviculare, Paspalum Distichum
Hindi Name
Bannalia, Bigbund, Bijband
Chinese Name
Bian Xu
Homeopathic Name
Polygonum Aviculare   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Knotgrass

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Parts Used

Whole Plant, Aerial Parts

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Knotgrass

Avoid use if taking other Medications.
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Knotgrass is a shrub.
It is associated to the Polygonaceae family.
It is an annual.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Knotgrass is known as Bannalia in India.
Best used for Bronchitis.

In TCM :
Knotgrass : Bian Xu
Meridians associated : Urinary Bladder


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Materia Medica for Knotgrass

Knotgrass General

Knotgrass contains Silica and Flavonoids which improves the health of the Blood vessels.
It regulates the blood circulation and reduces stress from the Heart. It prevents Atherosclerosis and Heart Stroke.
Knotgrass is Diuretic and Antiinflammatory in nature. It induces Urination and cures Cystitis and Nephritis. It is a good herbal remedy for removing Kidney Stones. It also cures inflammation of the Urinary Tract.
It is beneficial in the treatment of Bronchitis, Pulmonary Oedema, and Tracheitis. It cleanses the Lungs and the Kidneys. It keeps the air sacs clean which eases the Breathing. It relieves Inflammation and Infection from the Trachea.
It supports the Immune system and shields the body against foreign particles.
It clears toxins from the body.
The expectorant property of Knotgrass provides relief from Cough and Cold. It eliminates Mucus from the Mouth and Throat.
The antibacterial property protects the Teeth from Tooth decay and treats Gingivitis.
Knotgrass rinses the Crystalline deposits from the Joints which is the main cause of Joint Inflammation. It alleviates the Pain from the Joints and cures Arthritis.
It enhances the production of Collagen and Elastin which improves the elasticity of the Skin. It reduces Wrinkles and gives a glowing effect.Skin.
The anthelmintic property of Knotgrass is useful for patients with Intestinal Worms. It cleanses the Stomach and alleviates the symptoms like Diarrhea and Dysentery.
To get rid of Nosebleed rub Knotgrass into the nostrils.
It provides relief from Painful Menses.
It is beneficial for Babies with Colic.
Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Knotgrass for Nose Bleed

Prepare a juice of fresh leaves of Knotgrass. Take it twice a day.

Knotgrass for Ulcers

Make a paste of fresh leaves. Apply locally on the infected skin, twice a day.

Knotgrass for Ascaris

Prepare a decoction of Knotgrass leaves. Keep it for 5-10 minutes. Take it thrice a day.

Knotgrass ( Bannalia ) for Pyelonephritis

Boil one teaspoon of Knotgrass ( Bannalia ) in a cup of milk. Strain. Drink thrice a day for 7 days. Repeat the process, if problem persists.
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Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 4

Make a decoction of Rhubarb root, Water Plantain leaves, Gardenia fruit and Knotgrass leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Azoospermia 1

Prepare a decoction of Astragalus root and died Knotgrass. Drink 2-3 times a day. Astragalus increases Sperm's survival rate and Knotgrass improves the fertility.
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Jolee Maekelburger ( Canada )
22 Apr 2017
I am looking to find some Knot grass and Robert/red cranesbill somewhere. I live in Calgary, AB
in the form of dried herbs.
Thank you,
10 Apr 2019
I just bought some Knotgrass from Herbie's Herbs in Toronto.
It's on Queen St. Maybe they will ship it to you?
Anirudh ( India )
10 Apr 2018
From where I get knotgrass is it use ful to remove cretins and how to take
Suzi ( Canada )
10 Apr 2019
Any risk in taking large quantities of Knotgrass?
ROBERT A Quintanilla ( USA )
10 Oct 2019
What herbs are good for arteriosclerosis
10 Oct 2019
Dear Robert

Herbs as Ginger, Garlic, Notoginseng, and Hawthorn are good for Arteriosclerosis.
Please mention if you are taking allopathic medicine, we will recommend you herbs according to that.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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