Traditionally used for:
Cleanses and tones the lymph, relieves swollen glands.
Flushing and decongesting to the kidneys and urinary system,
Used to treat cystitis and water retention.
Cleavers is a pasture plant of Britain and North America easily recognized by its clinging leaves and sticky seeds that attach themselves to passing people and animals. The entire plant is used in herbalism, harvested just before it blooms in early summer. Cleavers is related to both quinine and sweet woodruff. It has no odor, and a slightly bitter taste.