Cleavers’ long history of use as an alternative medicine is still used by modern herbalists, both internally and externally. Taken to treat skin problems such as seborrhea, eczema and psoriasis, and as a general detoxifying agent in serious illnesses such as cancer. It has a mild laxative effect and stimulates the lymphatic system.
The fresh plant or juice of Cleavers herb is used as a medicinal poultice for wounds, ulcers and other skin problems. An infusion has shown of benefit in the treatment of glandular fever, tonsillitis, hepatitis and cystitis. Also used to treat liver, bladder and urinary problems. The dried or fresh herb is alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, aperient, astringent, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, tonic and vulnerary.
The plant contains the valuable constituent asperuloside, a substance that is converted into prostaglandins by the body. Prostaglandins are hormone-like compounds which stimulate the uterus and affect blood vessels. The Cleavers plant contains organic acids, flavonoids, tannins, fatty acids, glycoside asperuloside, gallotannic acid and citric acid.
Also used as a substitute for coffee, lightly roasted and ground to enjoy !!
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