The Powerful Benefits of Cleavers:
A Must-Have Herb

Cleavers, an unassuming weed, should have a place in every herbalist’s apothecary. This underrated herb offers outstanding lymphatic drainage, diuretic action, and detoxifying properties that make it invaluable for detoxification protocols and beyond.

Here are 5 compelling reasons why cleavers is a must-have herb:


Stimulates Lymphatic Flow: Cleavers excellently stimulates lymph drainage to flush away wastes, toxins, and excess fluid buildup. It’s ideal for addressing lymphatic congestion and fluid retention issues.


Soothes Skin Irritations: With its high chlorophyll content, cleavers cleanses the blood and reduces inflammation. It helps with skin problems like acne, psoriasis, and eczema when used internally or in salves.


Supports Kidney Function: Cleavers gently supports kidney function and the lymphatic system with its diuretic action, helping remove excess water without taxing the body.


Eases UTIs: Cleavers contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe urinary tract infections when taken as a tea or tincture. It flushes out bacteria that cause infections.


Helps with Emotional Clarity: Cleavers, as a flower essence, aids with emotional attachment issues. It promotes healthy bonding while relieving neediness and possessiveness.

In my herbal practice, hardly a week goes by when I don’t recommend cleavers in some form for my clients. It’s easy to prepare as a tea, tincture, infusion, or skin product. I urge all herbalists to make room for this versatile healing ally!

Simple To Use

Cleavers are easy to add to formulas, teas, smoothies, and even skin products like facial steams. It has a pleasant, grassy taste and is safe and well-tolerated. With its stellar ability to flush away wastes, toxins, and pathogens while easing inflammation, every herbalist can benefit from having cleavers in their apothecary. This unsung herbal hero deserves much more recognition!

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