Cleavers (Gallium aparine)

safety

Allergies

Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to cleavers (Gallium aparine), its constituents, or members of the Rubiaceae family.

Side Effects and Warnings

There is insufficient evidence in humans to support the use of cleavers for any indication and there is a lack of safety information. Cleavers has traditionally been used as a diuretic and caution is advised in patients taking diuretics or with urinary or renal (kidney) disorders.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Cleavers is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.

dosing

Adults (18 years and older):

There is no proven safe or effective dose for cleavers in adults.

Children (younger than 18 years):

There is no proven safe or effective dose for cleavers in children.

interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Although not well studied in humans, cleavers may have diuretic properties. Caution is advised when taking cleavers with other agents that have diuretic effects and increase the flow of urine.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Although not well studied in humans, cleavers may have diuretic properties. Caution is advised when taking cleavers with other herbs or supplements that have diuretic effects and increase the flow of urine.