Cleavers, organic 1oz
Cleavers is an effective lymphatic tonic, especially in the form of a fresh plant. When cleavers is used as a daily tea, a fresh plant tincture, or topically as a salve, it has been known to relieve lymphatic swelling of the throat, armpits, or breasts. It is a supportive lymphatic therapy for treating herpes and ovarian cysts. It can be useful for treating long term debilitating diseases when there is lymphatic congestion and / or lymphatic tenderness.
In addition, it can be helpful for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Cleavers is a valuable diuretic, useful for the treatment of bladder infections (along with other antibacterial agents). It also facilitates waste excretion and aids in the removal of catabolic waste products via the kidney. It is helpful to reduce acute inflammation of the urinary tract, as well as to reduce prostate irritation.
This information was written by Christa Sinadinos, herbalist and founder/director of the NW School of Botanical Studies as well as a published author. This information is not intended to diagnose or prescribe. The author recommends consulting with an herbalist or a health care provider before taking herbs, especially for serious health conditions, and before combining herbs with prescriptions or over the counter medications.