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Benefits of Cleavers + An Easy, Medicinal Cleavers Recipe
Episode 16th July 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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The cleavers plant gives us so many benefits! It’s a weed you can eat plus make excellent medicine with. One of my favorite things about cleavers is that this plant gives us medicine you can’t find the equivalent of at a drugstore. What drug provides minerals while also moving lymph!?  (And that’s just one of its many gifts!)

In this episode, I’ll also be showing you a favorite simple recipe for cleavers juice (or succus). It’s nutrient-dense, with a fresh, green flavor. You can sip it straight or blend it into other juices or smoothies. It can also be frozen or preserved, so even in winter, you’ll have it handy to soothe a sore throat or get a boost of extra vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. There are so many tasty and beneficial ways to enjoy it! This is one you won’t want to miss.

Listen in for:

► When cleavers is good to eat (and when to avoid eating it)

► What health problems cleavers can help you with

► When to check with a medical professional to rule out serious issues

Show snippet: 

“Cleavers is a healing medicine, a nutrient dense food, and a clingy herb that entices you to be playful.”


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here