Cleavers (Gallium aparine) is a climbing plant native to North America, Europe, and Asia. In the Anatolia region of Turkey, it's known as Tirmanici yogurtotu. According to some herbalists, cleavers is a good lymphatic and blood purifying tonic; it is used especially for swollen glands and skin eruptions caused by lymphatic congestion. It has also been recommended as a diuretic for chronic cystitis (inflamed bladder) and prostatitis (enlarged prostate). Currently, there is insufficient evidence in humans to support the use of cleavers for any indication.
Catchweed, coachweed, clivers, false cleavers, Gallium aparine, Gallium spurium L., glucosides, goosegrass, iridoidasperulosidic acid, Rubiaceae (family), stickyweed, stickywilly, Tirmanici yogurtotu (Turkish).
These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.