11 Potential Health Benefits And Side Effects Of Stubborn Grass

Stubborn Grass: 11 Potential Health Benefits And Side Effects

Also called Sida acuta, stubborn grass is often used as a folk remedy to promote sleep, treat urinary tract infections.

And the most popular way of consuming stubborn grass is in the form of tea.

In this post, we discuss the various ways stubborn grass can make your life better and some additional (and interesting) information as well.

What Is Stubborn Grass (sida acuta)

Stubborn Grass Health Benefits Side Effects

Stubborn grass, the common wireweed, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. This plant is known to have originated in Central America (Australia, and Mexico), but today has a pan-tropical distribution and is considered a weed in some areas.

Botanical name: Sida Acuta. English name: Stubborn Grass or wireweed.

What Is Stubborn grass Good For?

Several studies have proven how stubborn grass can help relieve severe waist pain Lower, abdominal pain in the cause of menses, Ankle pain and also in treating Premature ejaculation, Irregular menses, Watery sperm and Hormonal imbalance.

There are several other ways this plant is utilized – but in this post, we stick to the health benefits, the most important of all.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Stubborn Grass?

Without lingering, let me tell you all about stubborn grass benefits:


The leaves of this popular wireweed grass are diuretic in nature. An infusion of it’s leaves treat dysentry.


The juice of this plant is anti-inflammatory in nature. It acts as a remedy for indigestion.

Pus, Abscess and Headache

The plant is ground and mixed with soft grease and sugar to make a poultice that is applied typically to soften abscesses and release pus. Also the poultice of the leaves acts a excellent remedy for headache.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This terrible disease naturally develop symptoms like; general inflammation of body, joint pain, swollen ankle, and deformation.

Doctors and scientists have not figured out the real cause of this terrible disease, but it is believe to be caused by polluted surroundings, smoking, life style, and genetic factors, though our body normally form antibodies that fight againt virus and diseases.

Several studies have proven that Rheumatoid Arthritis has the tendency to reduce life expectancy, which have kept many on the wheelchair, and cause some people to look older, and exposed to early death.

In africa, due to illiteracy and intellectual slavery, people who encounter deformation and have their swollen ankle left with punch-hole, oftentimes keep enmity with their suspected family members and neighbors as an architect to their own problem.

What we have here is an amazing God giving plant, deposited to serve us in complete treatment of this terrible disease, but it will only work if you follow the instructions and absolute preparation.


Method 1

Make a decoction of Sida Acuta plant plant. Drink 30ml of it twice day.

Method 2

You can also crush sida acuta plant, cook it with castor oil. Apply on the affected areas.

Method 3

  • Get a handful of stubborn grass (sida acuta) with some pineapple leaves.
  • Boil it together in a kettle or pot.

Drink one glassful 3 times daily, it cures arthritis.

General Weakness

General weakness also known as Asthenia, is the feeling of body fatigue or tiredness. Certain part of the body properly may not be able to move due to weakness. The lack of energy to move certain muscles or even all muscles in the body best described is as a General weakness. Sipping it during the day can also help overcome general weakness.


  • Boil only the leaves.

Drink one glassful 3 times daily.

Kidney Problem

Stubborn grass can be effective to help control your blood pressure, clean your blood, and to filter extra water out of your blood. Stubborn grass works as a good detox, and it can help cleanse the kidneys as well. This might invariably improve their functioning.


  • Get a medium sized pot, fill it with the root and water, allow to boil.

Drink Half glass cup 2 times daily


Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep or make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep.

Common causes of insomnia include; depression, physical illnesses, stress, an irregular sleep schedule, pain, medications, mental health disorders like anxiety, neurological problems, specific sleep disorders and poor sleeping habits.

Stubborn grass has a calming effect, which can aid deep sleep. It can also help relieve insomnia.


  • Add almond, bamboo leaves to Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta) leavea, allow to boil.

Drink one glassful 2 times daily.


Backache also known as back pain, is pain felt in the back. An ache around the back, and sometimes all the way down to the buttocks and legs are the main symptom of back pain.

Depending on the nerves affected, some back issues can also cause pain in other parts of the body. Stubborn grass is a natural anti-inflammatory, and along with it’s other numerous health benefits, could help relieve back pain.


  • Get a handful of stubborn grass and some pineapple leaves.
  • Boil it together in a kettle or pot.

Drink one glassful 3 times daily. It cures back pain.

Stubborn Boils and Ucler

Boils develops at the site of an infected hair follicle. They are painful red lump on the skin. Stubborn grass (sida acuta) is typically applied to get rid of stubborn boil. Also it is applied over ulcers.


  • Get a handful of stubborn grass (sida acuta).
  • Grind, then rub around the affected area.

Urinary Tract Infection

An infection in any part such as: the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra. More severe infections involve the kidney but, Urinary tract infections usually occur in the bladder or urethra.
The UTI infection are more common in women. Stubborn grass could be used for treating urinary tract infections.


  • Get a handful of stubborn grass.
  • Boil very well in a pot.
  • Add 3 spoonful of ash Uyi in the Igbo Language, (Eeru) in the Yoruba language.
  • Next, mix it together and filter it.
  • Take it warm, one cup for 7 days, morning and evening.

Toothache and Fever

The root of the plant is febrifuge. The root is chewed to relieve Toothache. Also the juice of the root treats fever.


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How To Make Stubborn Grass Tea

The process is quite simple. Stubborn grass has to be harvested around 6:00 am in the morning hour before the sunset, if not it won’t work and must be stored in cool in or wet place if you are not ready to prepare it immediately.

What You Need

  • Stubborn Grass
  • Two big white ball of Onions
  • 4 litres of water


  • You will have to get 2 big balls of white onions, harvest three handful of this plant (stubborn grass) and wash it well with water and salt.
  • Then cut it into pieces and pour 4 liters of clean water in a pot, cut the 2 balls of white onions and spray it on the top.
  • Boil it for 15 minute ( Maximum) and sift the water for your healing. Serve warm or chilled.

All good. But can you drink as much of stubborn grass tea as you want? Well, maybe not.

How Much Stubborn Grass Tea Can You Drink In A Day?

Drinking a glass in the morning, and night is safe. If you are suffering from any medical condition, consult your doctor regarding the dosage.

Though the tea is quite healthy, drinking it in excess does not harm.

What are the side effects of stubborn grass?

Stubborn grass is a herb without side effect that is used to  treat urinary tract infections, dysentery, toothache, fever, stubborn boils, ulcer, backache, insomnia, kidney problems, rheumatoid arthritis, pus, abscess and headache, general weakness, indigestion, etc.

But, in as much as stubborn grass has no side effects, it is advisable to use with proper direction to avoid severe consequences. Consult your doctor regarding the dosage.

Issues during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Stubborn grass might stimulate menstrual flow and can lead to miscarriage. Avoid Stubborn grass during pregnancy. And we don’t have enough information on taking stubborn grass during breastfeeding – hence, stay safe and avoid use.


If you have the habit of taking herbal tea, stubborn grass can be one very good alternative. And it is easy to prepare too.

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