galium aparine


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cleavers

cleavers

Cleavers is a weed that grows in moist or wet areas, riverbanks etc. It has prickly stems with thin leaves with usually 8 fingers. Leaves, seeds and stem have small velcro-like hook-tipped hairs. White-green flowers have 4 petals. You can consume the whole plant, usually as a tea. Tea is used to purify blood, liver, kidney, bladder. A diuretic, it is often taken to treat skin problems such as seborrhoea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, sunburn and abscesses.. Contains citric acid used for cancer and tumors. Great for detoxifying. If your face is wrinkly and sagging, make a facial wash- it tightens the skin. A great body cleanser, helps lymph system drain toxins and wastes so that they can be excreted by the urinary system, making it great for lymph problems like or lymphatic problems like swollen lymph glands, breast and skin issues, even anti-tumor. Great for treating fluid retention. Helps urinary infections, urinary stones and gravel, arthritis and gout. Seeds make great coffee substitute. When dried and slightly roasted- tastes almost exactly like coffee.
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Galium aparine contains iridoid glycosides, polyphenolic acids, flavonoids and tannins.
Chamaesyce hirta Galium aparine Phyllanthus urinaria Desmodium tortuosum Portulaca amilis Hedyotis corymbosa Portulaca oleracea Rubus cuneifolius Richardia brasiliensis Acalypha sp.
I now have thousands of seedlings of common cleavers (goose-grass), Galium aparine that, if left, will wander about in spring and early summer, strangling everything in their path.
arvense (chickweed), Galium aparine (stickywilly), Juncus tenuis (Poverty rush), Krigia dandelion (potato dwarf dandelion), K.
from the group Secalinetea), and by species that grow in nitrogen-rich soils subjected to repeated weeding (from the group Chenopodiaceae, usually found amongst leguminous plants and vines, species such as Galium aparine or Chenopodium album) (TABLE 1).