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Cleavers (Galium aparine)



astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, detoxifying, antipyretic, diaphoretic, antibacterial

Areas of application:

wrinkles, slows skin aging, eliminates toxins from the body, skin diseases, acne, psoriasis, eczema, abscesses, boils, kidney stones, bladder and urinary tract infections, cystitis, supports the treatment of tumors (breast, skin, head, neck , the bladder, the uterus, the prostate and the lymphatic system), chickenpox, measles, fever, to stop bleeding from wounds, cuts, tonsillitis, sore throat, Pfeiffer's glandular fever, prostate problems, snake and spider bites, earache, goiter

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

Spring to mid-summer

To find:

Grows on moist, nutrient-rich soils along river banks, fields, hedges, borders and in forests.


Essential oils, coumarins, tannic acid, tannins, glycosides, silica, saponins


Cleavers is an annual plant that grows between 60 and 180 cm high. A climbing, hairy, almost sticky trunk grows from a thin taproot. The plant has coarse leaves with a variable shape. They grow in whorls around the stem, and the stem, leaves and fruit are usually covered in small, spiny hairs. The leaves can be elongated to lance-shaped or even linear. The flowers of the Cleavers are small and white or greenish-white in color and bloom from early summer to autumn. The flowers have a sweet scent.

The seeds can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute.

Cleavers is a clay pointer and a pronounced nitrogen pointer.

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