Nature's medicine chest: cleavers

Cleaver - a herbal natural health cure

The tender, young shoots of cleavers, or goosegrass, have a fresh pea-like flavour and were traditionally used as a cleansing spring tonic and added to soups and stews in a bid to improve digestive health. The reason for this is that the plant has a mild laxative effect, kick-starting a sluggish digestion – but something to be cautious of if you are using the seeds as a coffee substitute.

This information is not intended to replace the advice, or treatment of a doctor. If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should consult your doctor.

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