galium aparine

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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, commonly known as `goosegrass' or `Sticky Willie' sticks like glue to anything it comes into contact with as the stems, leaves and even its fruit are covered with tiny, hooked bristles - again, pull it out before it sets seed.
Among noxious weeds, cleavers (Galium aparine) produces 5- and 7-avenasterol while the despised dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) possesses some interesting cycloartanols doubtless derived from lanasterol.
RUBIACEAE (Madder Family) Galium aparine L.--CW, SW; CB; MWL, SUCWL; Common; C = 1; BSUH 19779.
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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.
Roedd nifer o wahanol blanhigion yn arfer cael eu defnyddio i'w drin - rhai mor amrywiol 'r milddail (Achillea millefolium; yarrow) , ffa'r gors (Menyanthes trifoliata; bog bean), llau'r offeiriad (Galium aparine; cleavers) a'r fioled br (Viola odorata; sweet violet).
One day, Votta realized that Bonnie, standing in a weed patch, was carefully harvesting cleavers (Galium aparine).
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lanceolata 1 X Fraxinus quadrangulata* 7* X* X* Galium aparine 1 X X Galium asprellum* 7* X* Galium circaezans var.