Tag: Herbal Encyclopedia

Medicinal Properties of Cleavers

Cleavers or Lady’s Bedstraw is known in herbal circles and botany bands as Galium aperine, and it’s one of our weedy favorites for moving lymph, clearing skin, and reducing swellings such as those associated with sore throat and tonsillitis, cancer, and leukemia.

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Camellia sinensis: Tea in Many Colors

Tea spread across the world long ago in part because it’s delicious and in part because it’s got a whole lot of healthful properties. Herbalists in the past decade or so have quoted many studies done on Green Tea, linking this particular tea with anti-inflammatory properties. All varieties of Tea have antioxidant properties, each varying in chemical structure and offering differing potential benefits.

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