Red clover medicinal herb can treat whooping cough

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Red clover (Trifolium pratense) medicinal herb is a species of clover, native to Europe, western Asia, India, Iran, Himalayas and northwest Africa.  However, it was planted and naturalized in many other regions. There is also the white clover plant and it is of the family, Leguminosae

The common names are Wild clover, Cleaver grass, Purple clover, Meadow clover, Trefoil, Trifolium pratense and Cow grass.  It could be that it was named Cow grass because it was popularly cultivated as a feed for livestock.  The medicinal properties are alterative, antispasmodic, tonic, antispasmodic, expectorant, nervine and

It is a very popular herbal remedy. I think most people who love medicinal plants can relate to it and its healing properties. The tea has a pleasant taste and the main parts used as herbal medicine are the flowers or blossoms.

Health benefits of red clover herb

The blossoms were used in ancient times to treat respiratory problems, colds, flu and infections. Just make a strong tea and use it as salve for any skin condition.

The benefits continues because it has been used for a variety of other medicinal purposes, such as bronchitis, burns, ulcers, sedation, asthma, lung congestion, cancer, menopause, infertility, lymphatic conditions and syphilis. 

Drinking the tea helps stimulate immune function to assist the body to remove toxic waste products.  It is often useful for relieving skin problems and to boost estrogen levels in women with estrogen deficiencies.  The tea can also be used to treat gastrointestinal problems and spasms.

I love using this herb. It has been one of my favourites. I have decreased the doses for a while now because I am now using garlic frequently.  However, I will continue my intake shortly.

The tincture is very effective, soothing, relaxing and calmative.  One of its ingredients, salicylic acid, which is similar to aspirin, contributes profoundly to its natural remedy of alleviating pain.

It is believed that certain compounds found in it can prevent prostate cancer

red clover blossom

Scientists believe that the compounds in this medicinal herb called isoflavones can help to prevent prostate cancer as well as other cancers. Many individuals consume it with the hope of preventing or treating cancer.  It can also be used as natural herbal treatment for breast cancer.

There are supplements in the stores and it is best to take half the daily dose in the morning and the other half in the evening. It is said that taking the dose with food rich in carbohydrates may aid you to absorb more isoflavones such as biochannin-A, daidzein as well as genistein.  There are tablets, tops, capsules, blossoms and tincture that can be purchased.

It contains calcium and magnesium which can relax the nervous system and improve fertility.  However, do not use this herb if you are pregnant.

It may be used as infusion, fomentation and poultices

An infusion made by one ounce to one pint of boiling water may be used in cases of bronchial coughs.

Fomentation and poultices of the herb may used to ease cancerous growths.

To use as a poultice slightly crush the fresh flowers and then steep red clover flowers in small amount of hot water for 3 hours.

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