Archive for May 29th, 2012

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Health Benefits Of Red CloverRed Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a member of the Leguminosae family and a perennial herb growing in the wild, on fields and meadows. It is native to Europe, Northwest Africa and Western Asia. This medicinal herb has been used for many centuries as a grazing food for cattle, as well as for healing various health conditions in folk medicines of many countries of the world (including Traditional Chinese Medicine), and in various places of the world it is known as wild clover, purple clover, ¬†meadow clover, cow clover, trefoil, beebread, and other names. The actual name of red clover, Trifolium, is derived from Latin words “three” and “leave”, since this herb is famous for its having three leaves in each branch. (more…)