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Sticky willy juice

stickyThis morning I am feeling particularly chipper and I know the reason. It’s because last night I drank an elixir made from clivers – also know as Sticky Willy. Who would have thought that this annoying weed, which sticks to everything, would have medicinal properties? But according to organic gardener Fiona Hull (pictured) soaking your Sticky Willy in water and then drinking the liquid is good for you. We met Fiona at a Forest Hill Society meeting last night where she was giving a talk on “healing plants” and we were doing some songs – I like to think we were also healing people but with musical comedy.

Unfortunately Dan didn’t get to sample the Sticky Willy juice because he had to dash off to another gig. However, I will be making him some to ensure he is in tip top condition for our Chelsea Fringe show tomorrow. There are still some tickets left for the show at Oxford House in Bethnal Green so hurry up and book here. Alternatively, you can just turn up before the show starts at 7.30pm as tickets will be available on the door.

2 comments to Sticky willy juice

  • Andy Bowles

    According to WebMD.com the clivers cordial works because it “contains chemicals called tannins that might help reduce skin inflammation and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.” It sounds as though you could have achieved the same effect with a nice cup of tea.

    Of course, the environmental footprint of a cup of cliver juice is far smaller, because it doesn’t have to be shipped from India, and you didn’t have to boil the kettle. And Tesco didn’t make any money out of it.

  • Jo

    Tea might be nicer. But clivers cordial is very cheap. Next time some sticks to your jumper pull it off and put it in a glass of water.

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