Cleavers, Galium aparine


Cleavers   ( Galium aparine  ) is conventionally grown in Hungary




AKA  Goosegrass, Clivers, Cleavers, robin-run the hedge, stickywilly, catchweed.




Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.



No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 



Please Note   The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.  Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g 






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Actions:   Diuretic, alterative, anti-inflammatory, tonic, astringent.

Indications: It is a very valuable plant, being perhaps the best tonic to the lymphatic system available. As a lymphatic tonic with alterative and diuretic actions it may be used safely in a wide range of problems where the lymphatic system is involved. These include swollen glands (lymphadenitis) anywhere in the body, especially in tonsillitis and adenoid trouble. It is helpful in skin conditions, especially the dry kind such as psoriasis. It is helpful in the treatment of cystitis and other urinary conditions where there is pain and may be combined with urinary demulcents for this. There is a long tradition for the use of Cleavers in the treatment of ulcers and tumors. This may have its basis in the lymphatic drainage, which helps detoxify tissue. Cleavers also makes an excellent vegetable.


Priest & Priest tell us that it is a "soothing, relaxing & diffusive diuretic: increases aqueous excretion, corrects inability to pass normal catabolic wastes and relieves irritation. Preferred diuretic for exanthemas." The specific indications: dropsy,renalobstructionsbladder stonegravelcalculiscalding micturationdysuria, irritable bladder, cystitisenuresis in childreneczemapsoriasis.  Ellingwood recommends it for the following patholgies: acute inflammation of the urinary tract,dysurianephritisstrangurycystic & prostatic irritation in old men.


Claims regarding the health benefits of various medicinal herbs have not been scientifically proven in many cases; however, it is true that Cleavers herb is one of the herbs that contains high levels of Vitamin C. Dried organic cleaver's herb can be brewed up in a tea that may help in regulating blood pressure.

Cleavers herb should be used under the guidance of a licensed herbalist.