Galium

Natural History.
      Galium aparine.
      Cleavers.
      Goose-grass.
      N. O. Galiacae (considered by some a sub-order of Rubiacae).
      Tincture and infusion of fresh plant.
      Extract.
      Poultices.

Clinical.
      Bladder, irritability of.
      Calculus.
      Cancer.
      Gravel.
      Psoriasis.
      Ulcers.

Characteristics.
      Galium has had no proving, but it is a popular remedy for cancer given internally and used externally, and also for scrofulous swellings and ulcers.
      It is further used as a diuretic and as a solvent for gravel and stone.
      It has cured a case of nodulated tumour of the tongue diagnosed to be cancer (see Hale), and a case of psoriasis of the hand (left) has been reported cured.
      Substantial doses were given in each case, and in the later poultices of the herb were used as well.