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Cleavers-Galium aparine

“Women do usually make pottage of cleavers to cause lankness and keep them from fatness”    John Gerard 1597

Actions : Diuretic, alterative, anti-inflammatory, tonic, astringent, anti-neoplastic, lymphatic cleanser

Constituents : Glycoside asperuloside, gallotannic acid, citric acid, coumarins, tannins

Indications : Very valuable plan and perhaps the best tonic for the lymphatic system. Often described as a blood purifier cleavers can be used for conditions where the body is failing to rid itself of toxins. Liquidize or pulp the fresh plant for a diuretic or lymphatic cleanser to help glandular fever or swollen glands, tonsillitis, adenoidal trouble, prostate disorders; use  an infusion for urinary problems such as cystitis and gravel; soak a pad in the infusion and use for burns, grazes, ulcers and other skin inflammations; use in a cream for psoriasis; use the infusion as a hair rinse for dandruff or scaly scalp problems; use for the treatment of ulcers or tumors which are the result of lymphatic drainage .