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Loveman (Cleavers) Galium aparine


Family: Rubinaceae

---Synonyms---Bedstraw, clivers, cleavers, coachweed, cleaverwort, goose grass, goose's hair, grip grass, gravel grass, gosling weed, hedge-burrs, clabber grass, catchweed, milk sweet, poor robin, loveman, stick-a-back, sweethearts, savoyan, scratchweed, cleaverwort.
---Parts Used---
The herb

---Medicinal Action and Uses---

Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, vulnerary.

The predominant uses for cleavers are external, although the tea has been recommended for stomach and Intestinal catarrh and for Irritations of mucous membranes, including those of the urinary tract. The juice of the fresh plant or a tea made from the dried plant is popular for skin problems.

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