Lady’s Bedstraw is a herb that was, and in some cases still is, widely used in not only medicinal way but also as a part of everyday lives. Used as an incredible red dye, cheese and milk flavoring and followed by a variety of beliefs and folk stories, Lady’s Bedstraw has been by our side for thousands of years.
Medicinally, it is used for the skin, throat and all the systems of liquids in the body. It doesn’t have a wide range of benefits but what it does, it does deeply and strongly.
Lady’s Bedstraw is a successful diuretic. A tea prepared from this herb helps detoxify the liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas. It is advisable that people suffering from a lymphatic system disorder should drink this herbal tea every day.
It is used as a remedy in gravel, stone, cystitis or urinary disorders. Its diuretic properties help flush out the toxins from your body and along with them, the uric acid which the main cause of pain in gout and arthritis. Lady’s Bedstraw is extensively used in folk medicine for treating swollen ankles.
Lady’s Bedstraw is also associated with the treatment of many skin-related conditions. The herb helps to solve complaints of slow-healing wounds. When applied topically as a poultice on cuts, skin infections, ringworm, eczema, ulcers, scabies, boils, rashes, psoriasis, allergies, and slow-healing wounds, it soothes the skin and reduces inflammation, helping the skin to heal. It also helps in reducing bleeding.
In addition, this tea is also a wonderful face wash and helps to firm up the facial skin, as well as helping with acne and blackheads.
Lady’s bedstraw is helpful for various problems regarding the throat and the organs close to it. With this intention, you can use it as a tea or as a gargle. It helps with different cancers : skin, tongue and larynx. Thyroid issues, goiter, and vocal cords inflammations also benefit from this herb.