Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)

Lady’s Bedstraw (Galium verum)

Lady’s Bedstraw (Yellow Galium)

Other Names:

Caille-Lait Jaune, Cheese Rennet, Cheese Renning, Cuajaleche, Curdwort, Gaillet Jaune, Gaillet Vrai, Galio, Galium verum, Ladys Bedstraw, Maid’s Hair, Petty Mugget, Yellow Cleavers, Yellow Galium.

Lady’s bedstraw is a plant. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used to make medicine.

Lady’s bedstraw is used for treating cancer, epilepsy, hysteria, spasms, tumors, loss of appetite, and chest and lung ailments. It is also used to increase urine output (as a diuretic) for relieving water retention, especially swollen ankles.

Some people use lady’s bedstraw to cause sweating; as a tonic; to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac); as a drying agent (astringent); and to empty the bowels (as a purgative).

Lady’s bedstraw is sometimes applied directly to the skin for poorly healing wounds and to stop bleeding.

There isn’t enough information to know how lady’s bedstraw might work.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Swollen ankles.
Chest and lung ailments.
Loss of appetite.
Water retention (as a diuretic).
Causing sweating.
Increasing sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
Stimulating and emptying the bowels.
Use as a drying agent (as an astringent).
Use as a tonic.
Poorly healing wounds, when applied directly to the skin.
Stopping bleeding, when applied directly to the skin.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lady’s bedstraw for these uses.

It is not known if lady’s bedstraw is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lady’s bedstraw during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

We currently have no information for LADY’S BEDSTRAW Interactions.

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