Alfalfa Tea has been used and documented for 100's of years to treat a variety of chronic conditions. The tea is very good for you and alfalfa is known to contain over 300 nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. (Yup 300 nutrients!)
This is one of the mainstays of a herbalist kit. Alfalfa infused teas packed with beneficials like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, niacin, calcium, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and manganese.
A super health tonic if there ever was one!
How to Make Alfalfa Herbal Tea
Alfalfa can be made into a tea using dried alfalfa that you can get online or from your local health food store, or by using alfalfa sprouts.
You need to take 1 teaspoon of dried alfalfa to 3 cups of boiling water. Steep the tea for 10-20 minutes. Due to the long steeping time of alfalfa tea, you may need to reheat the tea before drinking. Do not bring it to a boil while reheating, just raise the temperature to just before a boil prior to serving.
Alternatively, after steeping the alfalfa and making a tea, store in the fridge for up to 3 days and use in your smoothies to provide an amazing health boost. I prefer to use alfalfa herbal tea in my smoothies as the sprouts never seem to grind up and I really dislike 'stringy' bits in my drink.
As a herbal remedy, all those nutrients are put to great use. It is a great herbal treatment for many illnesses and can really improve your overall wellness if you are not suffering from one of the conditions noted below.
Alfalfa is used to treat the following chronic conditions.
high blood pressure
lack of appetite
Overall alfalfa is a very beneficial herb. Most people just don't think to make a herbal tea from this nutritious and beneficial herb.
Just look at the list of herbal remedies above, to think that alfalfa can help with all of these (some chronic too) conditions is just amazing. It truly is a bit of a 'wonder herb'.
You can add alfalf herbal tea to other teas for additional flavor. Peppermint is a common choice and alfalfa peppermint tea is a great tummy soother and appetite stimulant. It can provide relief to upset tummies and is 100% natural.
Alfalfa Herbal Tea in the Garden
Alfalfa herbal tea is also known to be a lover of tea roses in the garden. If you want to have a fabulous rose garden or are frustrated with the performance of your tea roses, a foilar spray made from the alfalfa tea recipe listed above will bring your tea roses into spectacular form.
A gardeners secret, alfalfa tea has been used as an organic foilage spray for many blooming plants such as the tea rose, iris' and delphiniums. It will really stimulate the growth of the plant (healthy growth) and promote strong flowering. You can apply the alfalfa tea spray any time during the active growing season to the plant. Do not spray on flowers direct. It won't hurt the plant, but any type of spray direct on the flower can damage the beautiful display.
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