Archive for January, 2011

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Alfalfa BenefitsAlfalfa (Medicago sativa), which can also be named as lucerne, buffalo grass, buffalo plant, Chilean clover and so on, is a well-known perennial herb with small tender violet flowers. In our times it grows almost all around the globe, but originally it comes from China, where it captured its firm place in traditional medicine and for centuries has been used to treat various problems with kidneys, preventing water retention and stimulating appetite. The Arabs valued this herb highly for its amazing nourishing powers: they were feeding their horses with it and taking advantage of increased fitness of the horses. (more…)