Clivers

What other names is Clivers known by?

Amor del Hortelano, Amour du Hortelano, Barweed, Bedstraw, Caille-Lait, Catchweed, Cleavers, Cleaverwort, Coachweed, Eriffe, Everlasting Friendship, Gaille, Gaillet Accrochant, Gaillet Gratteron, Gallium, Galium aparine, Glouteron, Goose Grass, Goosebill, Gosling Weed, Grateron, Gratte-Langue, Grip Grass, Hayriffe, Hayruff, Hedge-Burs, Hedgeheriff, Herbe Collante, Love-Man, Mutton Chops, Rièble, Robin-Run-in-the-Grass, Scratchweed, Stick-a-Back, Sweethearts.

What is Clivers?

Clivers is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Clivers is used to increase urine flow to relieve fluid retention. It is also used for painful urination, enlarged or infected lymph nodes, and a skin condition called psoriasis.

People sometimes apply clivers directly to the skin for ulcers, enlarged glands, breast lumps, and skin rashes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fluid retention.
  • Painful urination.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Breast lumps.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of clivers for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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