Some areas in Indonesia recognize cogongrass as wild weeds. Although it grows as a parasitic plant that interferes with the surrounding plants, in fact this rare plant has various health benefits. Cogongrass grows in areas with dry soil conditions, lots of sunshine and contains sufficient nutrients. Cogongrass is one type of weed that often fills former forest land, fields, rice fields, and plantations that also grow a lot in Indonesia.
Cogongrass Nutrient Content
Cogongrass roots contain metabolites consisting of arundoin, cylindrin, simiarenol, fernenol, isoarborinol, campesterol, stigmasterol, -sitosterol, skopolin, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, catechol, scopoletin, chlorogenic acid, acetic acid, oxalic acid, isochlorogenic acid. p-coumaric acid, neochlorogenic acid, d-malic acid, citric acid, potassium (0.75% dry weight), large amounts of calcium and 5-hydroxytryptamine, glucose, mannitol, citric acid, arundoin, fernerol, esin, polyphenols, tannins, and alkalis. The content of chemical compounds in the roots of reeds makes this plant has many benefits for health and cures several types of diseases.
The Benefits of Cogongrass for Health
Treating sore throat
Overcoming difficulty urinating
Helping relieve nosebleeds
Maintaining heart health
Overcoming various inflammations
Boosting body immunity
Preventing cancer growth