Cleavers Herb -Benefits, Uses And Side Effects
Scientific name: Galium aparine
Actions: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and laxative, antiscorbutic, antitumor, aperient, astringent, blood purifier, diuretic, hepatic (mild), lipotropic, refrigerant, tonic.
Cleavers is an annual plant found in moist or grassy places and along riverbanks and fences in Canada, the eastern half of the U.S., and the Pacific coast. A slender taproot produces the weak, square, procumbent or climbing, prickly stem that grows from 2 to 6 feet long. The rough, oblong-lanceolate to almost linear leaves occur in whorls of 6 or 8 around the stem. The small, white or greenish-white flowers grow in cymes on long, axillary peduncies from May to September. The fruit consists of two joined, bristly, globular, one-seeded carpels.
Uses and benefits of Cleavers
Are there any side effects or interactions?
Cleavers has no known side effects and is thought to be safe for use by children and pregnant or nursing women.
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