Cleavers, also commonly referred to as Clivers is a member of the Rubiaceae family and referred to scientificially as Galium aparine. The flowering tops fo the plant are collected and dried for herbal use. Cleavers contain tannins which have reported astringent properties. Some of the constituents that cleavers contain are flavonoids, quinazoline alkaloids, benzyl isoquinoline alkaloids, and irdoide monoterpenes such as asperuloside. Cleavers can be used internally or externally and are commonly added to teas.
There have been no reported side affects.
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