March 2012 – Caught on Cleavers *Revised*



This month’s issue is all about Cleavers. Known by many other names such as Bedstraw, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickyjack, Stickyweed, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge and Coachweed.

Whatever you prefer to call this plant, Galium aparine is a great plant to find growing in your back yard. This herb is well known for his affinity with treating all sorts of lymph problems, nervous system problems and urinary problems.

This month you’ll learn all about his healing power plus learn the most potent way to create herbal medicine with this herb. There are lots of easy recipes including smoothies, juice and ointment plus some fun crafts that make Cleavers very versatile.

This issue has been revised to add more sections with an expanded All About section.

Cleavers Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Herb Spirit
All About Cleavers
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Hidden Word, Decipher
Herbal Botany: Learning Cleavers’ Parts
Herbal Lore: The Clinging Cure
Songs and Poems: Itchy, Scratchy; Picking Cleavers
Herbal Recipes: Juiced Cleavers, Cleavers Smoothie, Galium Poultice, Succus of Cleavers, Cleavers Ointment, Cleavers Liniment
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Cleavers Basket, Cleavers Crown
Maze: Find Your Way Through The Cleavers Flower
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Cleavers
Crossword Puzzle

37 pages from Cover to Resource.


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