Botanical Name: Setaria firmula
Components: Knotgrass is a plant of the knotweed family that usually grows 5-15 cm tall. Its leaves are short and hairless. The leaves, stalks, and red or white flowers are collected while in bloom, then dried.
Overview: Knotgrass contains silicic acid, making it beneficial for strengthening the lungs. In Europe, knotgrass was widely used to treat chronic bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis. Knotgrass also can help aid in treating gastrointestinal and urinary tract issues. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Knotgrass is a styptic, meaning it can help stop bleeding.
Uses: Knotgrass can be brewed as a tea or made into a tincture to help treat internal inflammation and other issues or made into a paste and spread on wounds to stop bleeding and promote healing.