Ladies bedstraw, commonly called clivers, cleavers or goosegrass, may be used in many nervous conditions and makes an excellent cleansing remedy to remove toxins and to reduce heat and inflammation.
A tea prepared from this herb helps detoxify the liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas. Once used to stop bleeding, this plant medicine contains an ingredient used in dicouramil, a drug employed to stop blood clotting. Dried, this flower has the scent of new-mown hay, and its name is probably derived from the tradition of stuffing straw mattresses with it, particularly those of women about to give birth.The first-century Greek physician Dioscorides prescribed an ointment of bedstraw to treat burns, and the seventeenth-century English herbalist Culpeper found it useful for treating children’s skin disorders.
For more healing properties of this herb please visit our herb information pages.
Always be sure to research the possible side effects of any herb before beginning its use.
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