A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Other Names: Cleavers, Barweed, Hedgeheriff, Clivers, Sticky Weed, Grip Grass, Gooseshare, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Beggar Lice, Goosebill, Sticky Willy, Bedstraw, Coachweed, Hariff, Hayriffe, Hayruff, Love-Man, Everlasting Friendship, Galium Aparine
Traditional Usages: Food, Coffee Substitute, Sunburn, Insomnia, Skin Disorders, Combats Dandruff, Snakebite, Obesity, Psoriasis, Urinary Disorders, Irritable Bladder, Skin Wash for Freckles, Kidney Stones, Varicose Veins, Gonorrhea (NZ), Prostate Disorders, Dropsy, Bed-wetting
Resources: Europe, North America, Australia, Asia, Canada,
Parts Used: Aerial Parts

Cleavers - Natural remedy for Urinary Incontinence: Cleavers gets its name from the small hooked hairs on its leaves that cause it to ‘cleave’ - or attach to anything that touches it. Cleavers treat urinary problems in part because of its diuretic effect. It also acts as a soothing coating along the inside of the bladder wall that may protect against irritation. Herbal tea or half a teaspoon of a liquid extract can be taken three times a day. To make herbal tea infuse one teaspoon of dried herbs in one cup of boiling water, strain and drink.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,


The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)