Benefits: Clivers is primarily used in the treatment of urinary tract inflammation and is useful in cases of cystitis.
As a lymphatic tonic with alterative and diuretic actions it may be used for a wide range of problems where the lymphatic system is involved. Swollen glands anywhere in the body and especially in tonsillitis and adenoid trouble.
The liquid will help scrofula, psoriasis, scurvy and other skin complaints as well as helping stop insomnia and inducing sleep. The wash made with the liquid helps sunburn and freckles whilst the ointment of this plant can benefit cancerous growths and tumors (especially if they are resulting from lymphatic drainage problems).
Excellent herb to cleanse lymphatic system.
Active Constituents: Coumarins, glycoside, asperuloside (a red dye), gallotannic acid, citric acid.
Pharmacological Actions: Diuretic, alterative (alters the process of metabolism), anti-inflammatory, tonic, astringent, anti-neoplastic, aperient (promotes the natural movement of the bowels).
Contraindications: This herb should be avoided in patients with a tendency towards diabetes because of its strong diuretic effect.