Alfalfa Medicago sativa.Alfalfa Extract.
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Brief info and Basic Botanical Data of Alfalfa.:
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Botanical Name:Medicago sativa L.alfalfa
Plant Family:Papilionacae (a member of the pea family)
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Common Names:Buffalo Herb, Lucerne, Purple Medic,Buffalo Grass, Chilean Clover,Alfalfa,Jatt, Kaba Yonca, Mielga, Mu Su, Sai Pi Li Ka, Yonja,Feuille de Luzerna, Lucerne, Medicago, Medicago sativa, Purple Medick
Parts Used: Flowers, Whole herb and Leaves, Seeds, Sprouts, Tops
Habitat North America, the Mediterranean region, western Asia; foothills and mountain areas
Common use of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa):
This versatile herb is also a folk remedy for arthritis, diabetes, asthma, hay fever, and is reputed to be an excellent appetite stimulant and overall tonic. Excellent source of nutritive properties with minerals, chlorophyll and vitamins. Alfalfa is high in chlorophyll and nutrients. Treating with alfalfa preparations is generally without side effects, however the seeds contain a slightly toxic amino acid L-canavanine.
Properties/Actions:Tonic, Antifungal, Laxative, Diuretic, Detoxifier, Anti-inflammatory, Febrifuge, Hepatoprotective, Digestive, Nutritive, Anodyne, Anti-Arthritic
Contains: Betacarotene, Bioflavinoids, Calcium, Carotene, Chlorine, Chlorophyll, Copper, Enzymes (aiding digestion), Folic acid, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorous, Potassium, Protein, Silicon, Sodium, Zinc, Vit.s A, B1, B6, B8, B12, C, D, E, K1, P, and U. Anti-oxidant: Tricin.
Origin: Alfalfa is native to western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region and was originally found in Medea, Spain, Italy, France and is a perennial plant native to Central Asia, but widely grown throughout the world.
Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) is a nutritive herb rich in minerals and vitamins especially Iron and vit K considered an estrogen precursor, also may be used for allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, blood disorders, fatigue, digestion, high cholesterol and diabetes etc
Very nutritious. Good source of Vitamins A, D, and K. Reduces fevers. Blood purifier. Heart strengthener. Contains natural fluoride that helps in the prevention of tooth decay. Rich in calcium, iron, and magnesium. Calcium helps form and preserve teeth and bones and prevent osteoporosis. Iron vitalizes blood cells and keeps your immune system healthy. Magnesium is a natural tranquilizer and helps the body to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Magnesium is also good for relief of migraines and helps slow bone loss. Lowers cholesterol. Extracts may be helpful for diabetics. Used to encourage blood clotting. Treats jaundice, hay fever and asthma. Juice can be used externally on wounds, sores, and infections. Tea has been used in the treatment of arthritis. Leaves are used to make pablum, a cereal for infants.
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