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This Underrated Grass Has Many Health Benefits – Learn Them Here

More and more people are considering the wonders of nature as the best alternative treatment for various diseases and health conditions. With this in mind, we bring you this not-so-popular grass that has become a hit over social media platforms– guys, meet !

This underrated grass is a common plant that we typically disregard. Hence, this resourceful herb comes with a lot of medicinal uses.  Goosegrass or Galium Aparine is most prominent for its Velcro-like hooks that have obtained it a number of illustrative names, like cleavers, stickweed, catchweed, grip grass, stickily, and stickyjack with others.

This herb with a scientific name of Eleusine indica can be seen all over the place, roadsides, lawns and stream banks, and is considered as one of the finest homegrown purifying tonics. Several studies have shown a bunch of health benefits of this wire grass that can cure and prevent certain illnesses.

Where else can you find this wonder herb?

Goosegrass is homegrown to regions of Africa, Asia and Europe, and as well as in New Zealand, Australia and Scandinavia. It is uncertain whether this herb has established in North America or if it’s inhabitant, but either way, it can now be seen in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America.

In Africa, Paragis is used as a natural way of treating different kinds of illness. This grass is declared to have protein and its leaves have silicon monoxide, calcium oxide, and chlorine compounds. It is also known to have numerous properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antihistamine, natural diuretic, and cytotoxic properties. Its stem, roots, and leaves are used as herbal medicine by boiling it.

Likewise, it is known to have numerous properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antihistamine, natural diuretic, and cytotoxic properties. Its stem, roots, and leaves are used as herbal medicine by boiling them.

Health Benefits: Illnesses + Home Remedies

1. Cancer – Paragis’ antioxidants prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body.
2. Ovarian cyst and myoma – Ovarian cyst is said to be treated by Paragis tea.
3. Kidney problems – Paragis increases the amount of water in the body and expels the salt as urine because of its diuretic property.
4. Arthritis – Apply the heated leaves of Paragis with scraped coconut on the affected area.
5. Diabetes – Paragis has antidiabetic properties. Drink its tea regularly.
6. Wound bleeding – Stop wound bleeding by applying the mixture on the affected area.
7. Parasites – It has laxative properties that fight parasites in the body.
8. UTI – Drink boiled leaves of Paragis to aid cure UTI.
9. High blood pressure – Its boiled leaves and stems help balance and lower the risk of hypertension.
10. Fever – Boiling the roots of Paragis and drinking its extracts lower the fever.
11. Sprain – Apply minced leaves of Paragis on the affected area.
12. Dandruff – Mixed the minced leaves and stems of Paragis unto the coconut oil. Use it as a shampoo — ideal to promote hair growth and fight hair fall.
13. Dysentery – Boiling the roots of Paragis and drinking its extracts cure gastroenteritis (diarrhea with blood).

Wiregrass or dog’s tail is also known to treat health issues such as asthma, epilepsy, malaria, infertility(women), bladder and liver problems, hemoptysis, and jaundice.

Goosegrass benefits are numerous and the plant has been used medicinally anywhere it blooms. It’s a powerful diuretic and is also used to cure cystitis and other urinary problems and also gallstone, bladder, high blood pressure, kidney stone, spleen, dysentery, deworming, heart, lung, and liver problems. Meanwhile, the leaves can be used for sprains, dislocation of bones and lumbago or discomfort in the lower back area.

The common weed also acts as a cleansing and purifying tonic that rids the body of toxins in several ways. It is said to act extensively on the lymphatic system and be effective in removing and draining poisons and trapped bacteria from the lymph glands and help relieve glandular fever, swollen or enlarged lymph glands (lymphadenitis), adenoids and tonsillitis.


Paragis or goosegrass is considered as a safe herb to use with few warnings and side effect. Thus, excessive use of the herb should be avoided during pregnancy as it may have unknown properties that may require further scientific and medical studies. Likewise, it should be used in small quantities and should not be consumed by diabetic person. However, no contraindications, side effects or interactions with conventional medicine or other medicinal herbs have been reported so far.

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