Cleavers, formally referred to as Galium aparine and commonly known as bedstraw, is an herbaceous...
Cleavers, formally referred to as Galium aparine and commonly known as bedstraw, is an herbaceous annual plant in the coffee family. It’s native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
Parts Used: Herb Certified Organic Country of Origin: Bulgaria
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Cleavers was used in traditional folk medicine to treat various skin conditions such as wounds and burns. The whole plant would be applied directly to the affected area to soothe irritation and inflammation and alleviate pain. Cleavers was also used to detoxify the body and to promote healthy kidney function.
Cleavers is commonly taken in the form of tea and is used to support the lymphatic and urinary systems and to promote waste elimination by acting as a diuretic and in turn, detoxifying the body. Some studies suggest that Cleavers contains anti-inflammatory properties capable of speeding up the body's natural healing process, especially for open wounds.
Cleavers is sometimes called goosegrass because geese enjoy eating it.
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