Family Name: Rubiaceae
Botanical Name(s): Galium verum
Popular Name(s): Yellow Bed- Straw, Cheese Rennet, Lady's
Bedstraw, Maid's Hair, Yellow Cleavers, Bedstraw
Parts Used: The herb
Habitat: Curdwort is native to Europe and Asia.
Description: Curdwort is an herbaceous annual plant with stems
that grow to a height of 60-120 cm. Its leaves are shiny dark green in
colour, hairy underneath, borne in whorls of 8-12 and are 1-3 cm long.
Its flowers are 2-3 mm in diameter and occur in dense clusters.
Uses: Curdwort has the property of curdling milk; hence the
other name of it is ' Cheese Rennet'. Its tea is used as a calmative and
is recommended in epilepsy and dropsy.