From our list of ailments, see what Cleavers can be used for:

  • Urinary Tract Problems

Natural Remedies using Cleavers

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Cleavers) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not recorded for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). None known (WAM). Diabetics should use the expressed juice only with caution. Excessive use of cleavers should be avoided, especially during pregnancy (CAN). Lower arterial blood pressure in canines with no slowing of heart and no toxic effects. Like other iridoids, asperuloside is a mild laxative (PNC). It can be converted to prostanoid intermediates. I was surprised to find harmine, 1-hydroxydesoxypeganin, 8-hydroxy-2,3-dehydrodesoxypeganin, and protopine listed for this plant by the Herbal PDR

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Urinary Tract Problems

The Benefit of using Cleavers as a natural cure

Alterative herbs cleanse and promote proper blood functioning. ey assist the hormones to travel more easily through the bloodstream by increasing the assimilation of nutrients and fortifying eliminative functions. ey are best when used long-term, because they work slowly and gradually. E?ective alteratives include burdock, cleavers, dandelion root, Oregon grape, red clover, sarsaparilla, and yellow dock.

Activities (Cleavers) — Alterative (f; DAA; EFS; PNC); Antibacterial (1; APA); Antidyscratic (f; MAD); Antiinflammatory (1; FAD); Antipyretic (f; DAA); Antispasmodic (f; EFS); Aperient (f; DAA; EFS; PNC; SKJ); Astringent (1; APA; DAA; PNC); Demulcent (1; WAM); Depurative (1; DAA; EFS; WAM); Diaphoretic (f; DAA); Diuretic (1; APA; CAN; DAA; FAD); Emetic (f; DEM); Emmenagogue (f; MAD); Hemostat (f; DAA; MAD); Hypotensive (1; DAA; FAD); Immunostimulant (1; WAM); Laxative (1; APA; DEM; PNC); Larvicide (1; APA); Litholytic (f; PH2); Lymph Tonic (1; WAM); Poison (f; DEM); Tonic (f; DAA; DEM; PNC).

Dosages (Cleavers) — 1 oz leaf/pint water 3 ×/day (APA); 5–10 ml herb tincture 3 ×/day (APA); 2–4 g herb as tea 3 ×/day (CAN); 3–4 tsp (3.3–4.4 g)/day in tea (MAD); 2–4 ml liquid extract (1:1

Tones and decongests lymph nodes Cleavers act very similarly to poke root, but they work in a milder and gentler way. ey help relieve conges-tion in swollen lymph glands and nodules in the body. eir cleansing action supports the elimi-nation of waste material and purifies the blood. Supports kidneys and bladder Any time an herb has an a?nity for the lymphatic system, it will proba – bly complement the kidneys and bladder as well, because their tissues are similar and all serve the elimination process. Cleavers are useful for kidney or bladder stones, suppression of urine, obstruc-tions, or irritations in these organs due to inflam-mation, infection, dysfunction, or other causes. Contraindications Because of its diuretic princi-ples, cleavers should not be taken by those with diabetes.