Cleavers is a wonderful cleansing herb which acts mainly on the lymphatic system, but also promotes the elimination of toxins via the kidneys. Cleavers can be used for lymphatic problems, such as lymphatic congestion and swollen lymph glands anywhere in the body - tonsillitis, adenoid troubles etc - and congestion of the breasts. It is said to have anti-tumour activity particularly when these are located in the skin or breasts or the lymphatic system. Its treatment of ulcers and tumours relies on the results of lymphatic drainage. Its detoxifying properties help with skin problems including eczema, acne, boils, abscesses and psoriasis.