Galium aparine has many common names including Cleavers or Clivers, goosegrass, coachweed, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, velcro weed, and grip grass, bedstraw, barweed, clabber Grass, cleaverwort, gravel grass, goosebill, goose hair, gosling weed, hedge burrs, milk sweet, poor robin, stick-a-back, sweethearts, savoyanamd scratchweed to name a few!
Cleavers are annuals with creeping straggling stems which branch and grow along the ground and over other plants. They attach themselves with the small hooked hairs which grow out of the stems and leaves. They have tiny, star-shaped, white to greenish flowers, which emerge from early spring to summer.
Cleavers were traditionally used to treat a variety of skin ailments, light wounds and burns. They were made into a pulp and used to relieve poisonous bites and stings applied directly to the affected area.
Elizabethan women liked to use them in a skin lotion which they used to keep their skin freckle free.
1:4 Alcohol Volume 25%. Take 10 – 15 drops 2 x daily.