Simple Herbal Extracts | Cleavers



Botanical Name

Galium aparine

Part Used

aerial parts


None *

Traditional Information*

A mild but effective medicine with activity focused on the genito-urinary tract and lymphatics. Cleavers is a non-irritating diuretic used for irritation and inflammation of the bladder, urethra, vas deferens and spermatic cord. It is useful for cystitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis, epididymitis, urethritis and interstitial cystitis. Cleavers is also effective for enlarged lymph nodes in children and lymphedema in post mastectomy patients.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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