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Cleavers is a medicinal wild herb that grows throughout the United States, Britain, Europe, Siberia, and the Himalayas. It is one of the most effective herbs for cleansing the lymphatic system. It is known to help move and dissolve lymphatic congestion, reduce swollen glands, ease upper respiratory congestion, and eliminate mucous from the body.
This is a good link. Contains info about how to make cleaver seed coffee & cleaver deodorant. Also some other herbs to blend with cleavers to make them more effective for treating the kidney/bladder & for asthma/breathing problems. I wonder if you could dry cleavers and smoke them in a pipe to help with asthma?
Eyebright is a tiny herb that grows readily in backyards, fields, and pastures. It contains anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergenic properties. As the name suggests, eyebright is known for being particularly beneficial for eye related problems such as conjunctivitis, cataracts, blurry vision, weakened vision, and swollen, puffy eyes.
Lymph Cleanse for Your Health. A very neglected bodily system that is the work horse for keeping us healthy. There are many ways to support your lymph system, when your lymph system is congested, you can have many outward health problems that are never associated with it in Western medicine.
Elecampane, an herbaceous perennial in the Aster family, grows in fields and pastures and along roadsides and fencerows, preferring moist ground. It has a long history of use as a tonic herb for the respiratory system. It's warming and clearing to the lower respiratory system, effectively expelling congestion and stuck energy. It also soothes the tissue irritation and inflammation that results from coughing. (From The Herbarium Monographs)
Stress is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease in the world. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease. Check out this infographic to learn more about stress so you can begin to cut it out of your life.