The notion of grama comes from the Latin word gram, which is the plural of gramen. The grass is a plant that is part of the family group of the grasses, characterized by its creeping and cylindrical stem, its nodes, its short leaves and its flowers arranged in spikes.
In the broadest sense of the concept, grass is called grass: the grasses that are used to cover the ground. Grama, in this framework, can be synonymous with grass, pasture or Herb.
The grass usually has a ornamental purpose. That is why it is planted in gardens, parks and other spaces. In addition, in the field of sport, the grass constitutes an essential part of the terrain or field where the activity of various disciplines takes place.
In the tennis, the soccer and the GolfTo name a few cases, taking care of the grass is very important since, if the grass grows unevenly or is very high, the ball will not roll or bounce normally.
It is important to mention that, as part of grasses, species that are called grass are angiosperms (they have closed carpels), phanerogams (their reproductive organs are visible and flower-shaped) and monocots (Its embryo has a single cotyledon).
The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), in your dictionary, refers to certain specific types of grass. The north grass, for example, it is a perennial plant with a creeping root that is used in the field of medicine. The meadowsweet or scent grass, for its part, stands out for its fragrance.
Although grass is so useful in the field of gardening for the composition of lawns, it is a species that has medicinal properties worth mentioning, such as its remineralizing, anti-inflammatory and diuretic action. One of the most remarkable features of the grass is its high content of potassium; thanks to this, it is such an effective cleansing agent.
Other benefits of grass include antihypersensitive, hypoglycemic, cholagogue and hepatoprotective properties. As mentioned above, it is thanks to the potassium present in its composition, to its potassium salts, that this plant is ideal for depuration from the body and to achieve a diuretic effect. Precisely, it is indicated for the stimulation of urine in order to eliminate toxins through it.
For people who need to normalize their levels of sodium in blood, the potassium provided by the grass is of great help. Specialists recommend including it in the diet, along with other foods rich in potassium.
Grass is also used to treat and prevent infections of the urinary ducts in cases of urethritis, prostatitis, cystitis and ureteritis. Fluid retention and edema are other problems that can be reduced through consumption. It is sometimes combined with other species to prevent kidney stones or to reduce pain caused by kidney colic.
Although grass is not a plant with many contraindications, it does have them and that is why it is necessary to mention them. Of course, disorders can be completely avoided through moderate consumption. Let’s see some of them below:
* since the grass has a action pronounced diuretic, it is not recommended in case of heart disease or arterial hypertension without medical supervision, as it can lead to decompensation;
* During pregnancy it is advisable to consult a gynecologist before starting a treatment with grass, although there are no clear indications that it may be counterproductive;
* cattle can be poisoned by consuming grass because in their aerial parts there are cyanogenic heterosides;
* You should not consume more than its medicinal part, that is, its rhizome.