|Botanical Nomenclature||Aegilops triuncialis|
|Common Name||Barbed Goatgrass|
|Taxonomy- Family||Poaceae , Gramineae|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Aegilops triuncialis is a winter annual grass species growing from 0,2 to 0,5m, both in rocky soils and lowlands. The aerial stems (culms) are upright and rigid. Its hermaphrodite flowers grow in inflorescences of 2-6 flowers. The flowering and the harvesting take place in spring|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Fruits|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The plant has been used in the past but not anymore. Nowadays, it has applications in genetics as a wheat germplasm source, producing new variety of crops endowed with desired properties. The plant has the ability to protect the seeds of other plants from bacteria, fungi and insects. Finally, it is used in cosmetics as a component for the improvement of the efficacy, safety and stability of the products.|
|Method of Administration||Nowadays, the use of the plant in medicine is not recommended. It is used as though as a component in cosmetics, in order to improve the chemical stability of the final products.
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 are reported.|
|References||1) http://www.sironabiochem.com/sirona-biochem-announces-research-collaboration-aegilops-applications/ 2)http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8315.pdf 3)http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs13039-014-0091-6 4)http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/pjbs/2004/1010-1023.pdf|