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Cleavers

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Cleavers

£4.50£27.00

Common name:   Clivers, Cleavers, Galium, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Coachweed

Family:  Rubiaceae

Habitat/Cultivation   An annual growing plant to around 3m.  Flowers from June to August, Hermaphrodite flowers, self-pollinating as well as flies and beetles. Hedgerows, develops as a weed on cultivated land. Enjoys moist and grassy places, any soil types.

Parts used: Aerial parts. Leaves young shoot tips are eaten raw. Or used for tea. Seeds are roasted and used as a coffee substitute.

Traditional use: Traditionally uses include painful/difficult urination (cystitis) kidneys and bladder inflammation, lymphadenitis, enlarged lymph nodes. Infection of the cervical lymph nodes, (TB scrofula). Skin diseases and eruptions of psoriasis, eczema and acne, Cancer,  Kidney stones.

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Common name: Clivers, Cleavers, Galium, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Coachweed

Family: Rubiaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: An annual growing plant to around 3m. Flowers from June to August, Hermaphrodite flowers, self-pollinating as well as flies and beetles. Hedgerows, develops as a weed on cultivated land. Enjoys moist and grassy places, any soil types.

Parts used: Aerial parts. Leaves young shoot tips are eaten raw. Or used for tea. Seeds are roasted and used as a coffee substitute.

Traditional use: Traditionally uses include painful/difficult urination (cystitis) kidneys and bladder inflammation, lymphadenitis, enlarged lymph nodes. Infection of the cervical lymph nodes, (TB scrofula). Skin diseases and eruptions of psoriasis, eczema and acne, Cancer,  Kidney stones.

Constituents: Iridoid glycosides (monotropein), scopoletin, phenolic acids and flavonoids, coumarins, tannins.

Actions: Depurative, lymphatic, diuretic, alterative. antipholgistic, febrifuge, astringent, diaphoretic,

Medicinal use: Chronic skin disorders,  dermatitis, acne, psoriasis enlarged or inflamed lymph glands.

Cautions: Sap has been known to cause skin irritation.

Research: A recent research has established that potentially the aqueous action of Galium aparine as a medicine against free radical diseases. Bokhari, Khan et al (2013)

Dosage & forms: 25 to 50 ml tincture. Cut dried herb to be added to smoothies, teas, poultices externally

Folk-lore “it is under the dominion of the moon. The juice of the herb and the seed together taken in wine, helpeth those bitten with an adder, by preserving the heart from the venom. Given in a broth to keep them lean and lank that are apt to grow fat”. Culpeper (1653)

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