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Herb Information
Name: Bedstraw
Biological Name: Galium verum
Other Names: Yellow bed- straw, cheese rennet, curdwort, lady's bedstraw, maid's hair, yellow cleavers
Parts Used: The herb
Remedies For

Yellow bedstraw is used essentially like cleavers, its activity being perhaps somewhat stronger. In addition, yellow bedstraw tea has been recommended for epilepsy and dropsy, and as a calmative.

Description: 

Yellow bedstraw is found in dry fields of the north- eastern U.S. and in pastures and meadows in Europe. The slender, square, smooth stern grows from 6 inches to 3 feet high and bears linear, bristle-tipped leaves in whorls of 6 or S. From May to September, tiny yellow flowers appear In dense panicles.

Dosage: 

Infusion: Steep I tbsp. dried herb in 1/2 cup water. Take 1 cup a day, freshly made each time.

Juice: Take 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup hot water over the course of a day.

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