Cleavers: Galium aparine (L.)
Why Cleavers? Cleavers is a bitter, versatile herb that can be used in decoctions, fluid extracts, infusions, juice (fresh), capsules, and tinctures.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic cleavers is responsibly sourced from Bulgaria. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Cleavers herb can be eaten raw with salads or steamed with your next vegetable dish.
Cautions and Contraindications: Cleavers is considered safe when used appropriately. There is some suggestion that diabetics should use the juice with caution. It has also been suggested that due to the lack of toxicological and pharmacological data, use during pregnancy should be avoided.
Cleavers Galium aparine (dried or fresh herb): 1 ounce
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale (dried or fresh leaves): 1 ounce
Purified water: 1 pint
If using fresh herbs, use two ounces of each and rinse them first. Put both herbs in a teapot and pour over the boiled water. Steep for 10 minutes and drink throughout the day. You can even add this to your water bottle and top up with filtered water.