Cleavers (galium aparine)💚🌿 While the garden isn't doing a lot at the moment the medicinal herbs/weeds are booming! There's an abundance of Cleavers, Chickweed, Dandelion, Nettles and Calendula🌿Makes my herbal heart sing seeing them everywhere. It's time to get manufacturing- creams, oils, salves and teas🌿
Cleavers are a sticky weed that clings to everything it touches! In herbal medicine Cleavers is a cleansing herb with an affinity for the Lymphatics. The Lymphatic system helps to cleanse the blood by transporting toxins from the body to the liver and kidney, Cleavers encourages this cleansing action. It is also a diuretic
that can be helpful in the treatment of kidney stones, urinary tract infections, four, psoriasis and eczema.
You can make a tea from the fresh or dried herb, use it tincture form, succus or make an infused oil to be used for lymphatic massage🌿