Clivers
Clivers

Background

Clivers is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

People use clivers to increase urine flow to relieve fluid retention, and for painful urination, enlarged or infected lymph nodes, and a skin condition called psoriasis, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

People sometimes apply clivers directly to the skin for ulcers, enlarged glands, breast lumps, and skin rashes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Clivers is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately by mouth.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if clivers is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if clivers is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Effectiveness

NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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  • Fluid retention.
  • Painful urination.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Breast lumps.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of clivers for these uses.

Dosing & administration

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.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Clivers interacts with any medicines. Before taking Clivers, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.

Action

Clivers contains chemicals called tannins that might help reduce skin inflammation and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.
 
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