Red Clover Herb - Herbal Tea
Red Clover Herb
A species of clover the Red Clover Blossom is native to Europe, Asia and Africa but has naturalized in many places world wide.
The green leaf of the Red Clover is distinguishable by its pale colored crescent on the outer half of the leaf. Red Clover Blossom is often used as a fodder crop and is known to fix the nitrogen levels in the soil and is useful in crop rotations.
Red Clover Blossom, in addition to cattle feed crops; it has been used medicinally for many years through history to treat conditions related to menopause and coughs. Traditionally Red Clover Blossom was thought to purify the body and was used as a diuretic.
Red Clover Blossom Tea
Herbal Tea Recipe
Red Clover Blossom tea is prepared by steeping 1 – 2 teaspoons dried herb in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Red Clover Uses & Herbal Remedies
Red Clover Tea Benefits
Red Clover Tea has been used to prevent and treat heart disease and is thought to improve the blood flow.
Red Clover Blossom has been used through out history to treat symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes and is even thought to help prevent menopausal osteoporosis.
Red Clover Blossom ointments or salves have been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and other rashes.
Red Clover Blossoms are edible and can be tossed into a salad.
Red Clover Blossom Folklore
Clovers are associated with folklore and are widely known that a 4 leaf clover is good luck; few know that it was thought that a 5 leaf clover was worn by witches to grant them evil powers and a 2 leaf clover would lend foresight to a maiden to see her future lover.
Red Clover Cautions
Red Clover Blossom is discouraged during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Women with some cancers or at high risk of some cancers should not use Red Clover Blossom due to the estrogen mimicking properties.
Red Clover Blossom should not be used if you are on blood thinners as it may enhance the drug.
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