Latin name: Galium aparine L.
Botanical family: Rubiaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): goose grass (Eng.)
gaillet gratteron (Fr.)
sakate'bwi (Ojibwa)
Used for gonorrhea, kidney troubles and for blood spitting [Algonquians: 63].
Whole plant :Tea used as a diuretic, in kidney trouble, gravel, stoppage of urine, and allied ailments [Ojibwa 87].
Stem :Dipped in cold water and rubbed on rashes or other skin troubles [Algonquians 63].