(Galium aparine)


Most people know the clivers only form walks, where the little fruits stick to the cloths.

As a medicinal plant, it is rather unknown - unfairly, because it is a valuable remedy for our health, specially for the skin and the digestive system.

Medicinal Uses

  • Skin illnesses
  • Lichens
  • Eczemas
  • Fingernail ulcer
  • Skin impurities
  • Lingual inflammation
  • Stomach inflammation
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Water stowages
  • Diuretic
  • Cystitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney semolina
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder semolina
  • Overweight


Used Parts:Herb
Substances:Glykosid, Saponine, Rubichlorsäure, lemon acid, Galitannsäure, Alizarinthypus, Asperulosid, trace elements
Time to collect:April until August


Clivers Clivers used externally for skin problems is used best as a fresh juice. Put the fresh juice on the affected place of the skin and let it dry.

If fresh juice is unavailable, one can also use the clivers as tea. With the tea, you can wash the affected place or a compress is applied.

The clivers is drunk as a tea inwardly.

Plant description

Clivers The clivers becomes about one meter high if it can hold someplace tight. It holds by "climbing" and not through entwining it does not have any twines but is liable to hold tightly with its branches and the small thorns everywhere.

The leaves are narrow and stick out of the stalk like little whorls.

Cliver flourishes from April to August with star-shaped little blossoms.

The barnacles that adhere to dresses and animal fur in order to be spread by human being and animal arise from the blossoms.

The yellow blooming real bedstraw (Galium verum) has rolled leaves unlike the barnacle bedstraw.