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Cleavers, Galium aparine
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Iridoid glycosides, Phenolic acids, Flavonoids; quercitin, Tannins, Coumarins, high in iron.
Actions: Tonic, Lymph-Alterative, Alterative, Diuretic strong, Astringent mild, Anti-neoplastic.
Indications:
To the Lymph; Very cleansing, works on the fluids.
Lymphadenopathy, upper respiratory tract infections, esp. tonsillitis. Inflammations, ulcers, enlarged prostate, glandular fever.
Cystitis, oedema, osteoarthritis, gout, tumours, inflamed urethra.
Psoriasis, eczema, acne, urticaria, dry skin.
Breast cancer +Poke root, Red clover.
Externally: sunburn, burns, abrasions and freckles.
Herbal extract: 25-50mL per week.
Energetics: Cooling, drying, bitter, sweet, salty.
Meridians: kidney, bladder, liver.
Caution: with diabetics.