The notion of grama comes from the Latin word gramĭna, which is the plural of gramen. The grass is a plant that is part of the family group of grasses , characterized by its creeping stem and cylindrical shape, its knots, its short leaves and its flowers organized in spikes.
In the broadest sense of the concept, grama is called grass : grasses that are used to cover the ground. Grama, in this framework, can be synonymous with grass , pasture or grass .
The grass usually has a ornamental end . 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 land or field where the activity of various disciplines is developed.
At tennis , he soccer and the Golf , to name a few cases, the care of the grass is very important since, if the grass grows irregularly or is very high, the ball will not roll or bounce normally.
It is important to mention that, as part of grasses, species they are called grama angiosperms (they have closed carpels), phanerogams (their reproductive organs are visible and flower shaped) and monocotyledonous (his embryo has only one cotyledon).
The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), in its dictionary, refers to certain specific types of grass. The northern grass For example, it is a perennial creeping root plant that is used in the field of medicine. The grassland grass or scent gram , on the other hand, stands out for its fragrance.
Although the grass is so useful in the field of gardening for the composition of lawns, it is a species that has medicinal properties worthy of being mentioned, such as its remineralizing, anti-inflammatory and diuretic action. One of the most outstanding features of the grass is its high content in potassium ; Thanks to this, it is such an effective purifying agent.
Other benefits of grass include antihypersensitive, hypoglycemic, collagogue 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 of the organism and to achieve a diuretic effect. Precisely, it is indicated for the stimulation of urine with the purpose of eliminating toxins through it.
For people who need to normalize their levels of sodium In blood, the potassium provided by the grass is helpful. Specialists recommend including it in the diet, along with other foods rich in potassium.
The 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. Sometimes it is combined with other species to get kidney stone prevention or to reduce the pain caused by nephritic colic.
Although the grass is not a plant with many contraindications, it has 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 diuretics, it is not recommended in case of heart disease or high blood pressure without medical supervision, as it can lead to decompensation;
* during pregnancy it is advisable to consult with the gynecologist before starting a gram treatment, 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 your medicinal part, that is your rhizome .