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Clivers is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.
Clivers is used to increase urine flow to relieve fluid retention. It is also used for painful urination, enlarged or infected lymph nodes, and a skin condition called psoriasis.
People sometimes apply clivers directly to the skin for ulcers, enlarged glands, breast lumps, and skin rashes.
How does it work?
Clivers contains chemicals called tannins that might help reduce skin inflammation and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Fluid retention.
- Painful urination.
- Enlarged lymph nodes.
- Skin ulcers.
- Breast lumps.
- Skin rashes.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
Diabetes: There is some concern that the juice that is squeezed out of clivers might affect diabetes. Monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use clivers.
The appropriate dose of clivers depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for clivers. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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