|Botanical Nomenclature||Koeleria macrantha|
|Common Name||Crested Hair-Grass, Prairie Junegrass|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Koeleria macrantha is a perennial, herbaceous plant growing from 30 to 70cm, with erect, oblong, green leaves and shiny, hermaphrodite flowers in cylindrical inflorescences, which are sometimes purple in colour. The flowering and the harvesting take place from June to July|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Fruits|
|Active Substances||Starch, carbohydrates, fiber|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The whole plant has astringent properties. In folk medicine is applied externally to the skin in the form of poultice to heal the wounds. The plant is a bakery raw material, while in livestock it is used to feed the animals, due to its high content in fiber.|
|Method of Administration||It is applied externally to the skin in the form of poultice made from the fruits to heal the wounds.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||No side effects have been reported.|
|References||1)http://www.forthall.net/LC%20Flowers/june_grass_koeleria_macrantha.htm 2)http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Koeleria+macrantha 3)http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Koeleria_macrantha 4) http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Koeleria+macrantha 5) http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/k/koeleria-macrantha=june-grass.php|