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.

Health benefits of red clover are derived from a rich chemical content of this herb. Red clover is rich in isoflavones, natural substances with estrogen-like properties, and other hornome-like constituents:  biochanin A, formonnectin, genistein and others, along with a great variety of natural minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, or chromium, vitamins like thiamine, niacin, or vitamin C, and other nutrients. Usually, for herbal remedies and homemade treatments, flowering heads of red clover are used. It is possible to find this natural remedy in the form of extract, tablet, natural dietary supplement, or dry blossoms, too. Most of the known red clover benefits have got scientific prove and confirmation, and below you can check our the list of therapeutic properties and healing actions of this natural remedy.

  • Red Clover BenefitsFor many centuries this natural remedy has been used as a natural relief for asthma and other related health conditions.
  • Red lover  infusion can be used as a great and safe natural remedy for coughs, in adults and children.
  • Health benefits of red clover include assisting in combating minor digestive problems like indigestion, increased acidity, heartburn, etc.
  • Research has shown that using red clover can be a natural way to prevent and treat such a problem as elevated blood pressure.
  • Red clover can be used to relieve the symptoms of liver ailments.
  • Menopause symptom treatment and supporting women’s health during menopause are the most known red clover benefits. It is especially effective against hot flushes, breast pains, and increased sweating.
  • Clinical studies have shown that red clover remedies can assist in improving bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
  • Bad cholesterol lowering properties of red clover can assist everyone in balancing cholesterol levels naturally and safely.
  • This natural remedy is known as a great diuretic.
  • Health benefits of red clover can be recommended to all women who suffer from painful periods, severe PMS, menstrual cramps, and other related conditions.
  • A number of recent researches have proven that health benefits of red clover include anti-cancer properties which can be effective for preventing prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other types of hormone-dependent cancer.
  • Special natural ointments with red clover can be applied to get rid of the signs and symptoms of skin infections, including dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and others.
  • Remember that pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using this natural remedy. Also, using red clover benefits can sometimes cause allergic reactions.
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