Benefits of cleavers.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Cleavers (galium aparine)

Cleavers is also known as bed straw or goose grass. Cleavers is very effective at cleaning out and improving the function of the lymphatic and thyroid system. Cleavers is a super food , it is very high in a variety of nutrients. Cleavers has very potent antifungal and antibacterial properties. Cleavers is a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Cleavers increases white blood cells called T and B lymphocytes which are involved in fighting infection and developing immunity. Usually immune system stimulation would cause inflammation but because cleavers has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it stimulates the immune system without causing excess inflammation. This immune stimulating effect can help to prevent certain types of cancer. It is high in chlorogenic acid which helps prevent autoimmune diseases. Cleavers has been found to kill a certain type of breast cancer cells. The speed that cleavers cleans out and reduces lymphatic swelling is very surprising.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279551559_Antimicrobial_activities_of_Galium_species

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6963662/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7464609/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4880947/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326091533_Anti-inflammatory_Effect_of_Galium_aparine_Extract_in_RAW_2647_Cells

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1076/phbi.39.3.234.5928

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286892980_Antioxidant_activity_of_Galium_aparine_L_from_Punjab_Pakistan

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874116301982

https://www.journaljpri.com/index.php/JPRI/article/view/19299

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324520700_CHEMICAL_CONSTITUENTS_AND_MEDICAL_IMPORTANCE_OF_GALIUM_APARINE-A_REVIEW

Benefits of Cat’s claw.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Cat’s claw (unicaria tormentosa)

I rarely recommend this because there are some supplement companies that sell other plant products they have the name Cat’s claw but they are from a different species of plant. If you decide to use Cat’s claw make certain it is unicaria tormentosa. Samento is the name used by herbalist for Cat’s claw. If you get one of the other Cat’s claw herbs they stimulate the immune system. Unicaria balances the immune system. Endotoxins and gut inflammation causes high TNF-a which causes systemic inflammation. Cat’s claw blocks the production of TNF-a. This is most likely why it has been shown to reduce the symptoms of arthritis. It has very potent antioxidant properties. It has antimicrobial properties against fungus, bacteria and even viruses. It inhibits Sars-Covid infection. Anything that inhibits Sar-Covid will usually inhibit herpes infection also. Cat’s claw is very good at repairing DNA damage. Those who have tick born illness and herpes viruses suffer from severe DNA damage. Cat’s claw increase white blood cell count. Cat’s claw prevents herpes viruses from attaching to and entering cells. Cat’s claw improves the health of red blood cells protecting them from premature death. Cat’s claw has been shown to be effective at reducing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

If taken in excess it can cause low blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache. Balance is key to healing.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874109007442?via%3Dihub

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11950006/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31450810/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7929665/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33680061/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10687868/

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/3/nu_catsclaw

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9ww9f65d

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24447975/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34073461/