Native to Northern Asia, North Africa, Europe and The Americas the Shavegrass Herb is now grown as far south as Turkey and Iran. This plant is also found in the Himalayas, Central and North China and Japan. There are 16 known species and 18 hybrids. Out of the 16 known species-11 can be found in England and lowland areas of Scotland. The plant itself produces no flowers, but the leaves are long and slender, tube-like pointed leaves, with branchlets at each joint. It can grow up to three feet tall. Common preparations for Shavegrass is Tea. Powdered can be applied with lotion.
Ancient Romans used Shavegrass to aid arthritis.