Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Goose Grass - is a herb!

Also known as Cleavers this is the plant that always sticks to you!  It has sticky buds and stems which attach to your clothes with ease.  Found in hedges throughout Europe and North America it can be gathered in March, April and may when it is just coming into flower.  

Surprisingly this plant has many curative qualities and is a useful herb.  It is rich in calcium, copper, iodine and sodium and is an excellent tonic for the lymphatic system.  Perhaps I should stop trying to get rid of it in my field.  

See my
herb blog for the meanings of these.
Alterative, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aperient, Astringent, Diuretic, Laxative, Tonic, Vulnerary.

Part Used:

Internally - it can be used for skin diseases and irritations, urine infections, soft swellings and fluid retention. 

Externally - good for healing wounds.

40 - 50gms added to feed daily.

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