Cleavers (Galium aparine)


Actions: astringent, anti-inflammatory, alterative, diuretic, hepatic, laxative, vulnerary

Indications: Cleavers is a valuable plant that is an excellent therapy for clearing a congested lymphatic system. It can be used whenever there are especially in tonsillitis and in adenoid trouble. It is traditionally used for ulcers and tumors, due to its lymph-cleansing properties. It is also excellent for many skin disorders, including psoriasis. It is very useful in the treatment of painful cystitis and other urinary conditions where there is burning pain.

Preparation: Tea: blend 1 or 2 teaspoonsful of the herb into 1 cup boiling water. Simmer 10 minutes. Drink 3 x daily.

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