How to Make a Spring Tonic using Cleavers
Cleavers (Sticky Willy or Goose Grass) are one of the first wild herbal plants to appear, often found with nettles, in woods and hedgerows.
They have long been used as herbal medicine, and can be used internally and externally to treat a wide range of problems.
Cleavers are anti-inflammatory, good for skin complaints, are diuretic, and as a general detoxifier. Cleavers stimulate the lymphatic system. An infusion can benefit lots of complaints, and are good for getting things going after a sluggish winter.
- Gather cleavers
- Put in a jar or glass
- Cover with cold water
- Leave overnight.
Strain and drink in the morning.
Clears winter's stagnation and gets things moving.
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