Grows in most parts of the world. It is medicinally used as a diuretic, demulcent, aperient, anti-cholesteraemic. Used in urinary and bladder complaints, cystitis, nephritis and for gout and rheumatism. A study of the fluid extract for the treatment of urinary tract infections and irritable bladder indicated Agripyron repens drops to be safe and effective, and without adverse reactions.