Alfalfa Herb - cut, organic

Herbs: Alfalfa Herb - Cut, Organic

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Common Names: alfalfa, lucern, buffalo herb
Latin Name: Medicago sativa
Origin: USA

Short Description:

Alfalfa herb has been called the “king of plants” since it is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals. It has 8 essential amino acids and the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. Alfalfa is used as a base in many combinations and vitamin formulas because it permits rapid assimilation of plant elements.

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

The name alfalfa means "Father of all Foods." It has been called the king of plants because it is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, silicon, and trace elements.

  • A good source of carotene (Vitamin A) and a little known vitamin – Vitamin K.
  • Has eight of the essential amino acids and the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. Note: Essential amino acids are not made by the body, but have to be supplied daily by our food or supplements.
  • Permits rapid assimilation of plant elements; this is one of the reasons alfalfa is used as a base in many combinations and in vitamin formulas.

Precautions: Avoid while taking blood-thinning agents.

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Alfalfa herb contains natural chlorophyllins (the green coloring matter in plants) which degrade rapidly when the plant is cut. For example, compare the green color of uncut alfalfa to the brown color of baled alfalfa hay. This color change is due to oxidation of the chlorophyllins.

Modern technology has developed a way to extract and preserve chlorophyll before it degrades so that we may have its many benefits. The most common starting material is freshly cut alfalfa.

Alfalfa is an excellent herbal source of vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B-1.

Alfalfa herb is high or very high on the following nutrients:

  • Cobalt
  • Crude Fiber
  • Niacin
  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C

  • From Our Reading and/or Experience...

    • Avoid using Alfalfa while taking blood thinning agents.
    • We use it often in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be ground up, and used in capsules.
    • Alfalfa is a food, as such; keep it in the kitchen as all other food ingredients. We add it to dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts so as to add nutritional value to the dish without changing the flavor.
    • Alfalfa can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
    • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
    • As is the case with most herbs, Alfalfa should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is great, but certainly not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.

    Customer Reviews

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    Alfalfa tea!
    by Wendy on Jan 19, 2014

    I love it as a tea! I make it a tea on it's own or add a little to other teas. I have found a french press is great to make herbal teas! I really like the flavor and actually prefer it over green tea. Of course I add some raw honey.

    Raw Grass vs Dried Herb
    by Kathleen on Aug 6, 2013

    I'm curious if there is a significant difference in the raw grass vs. the dried herb. My midwife told me to take alfalfa prior to birth so I bought the raw grass, it makes me feel great, but I'm wondering which preparation is most beneficial to me. Thank you for your help.

      Re: Raw Grass vs Dried Herb
      by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 14, 2013

      Hello, Just because it says raw doesn't mean its non-GMO or organic so make sure it's either grown locally or organically grown. However, fresh is always best!

    by Heather on Apr 19, 2013

    my sister in-law once took this when her knee was sore, eventually it became well again. How come?

      Re: Joints
      by Bulk Herb Store on May 3, 2013

      Alfalfa is rich in many vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and calcium which work to keep bones and joints healthy and strong.

    So much nutrition!
    by Lucie C. on Aug 22, 2012

    This is a wonderful product - so dense in nutrititon. It truly has worked wonders with my energy level and has also helped to alleviate Chronic Fatigue.

    I make tea with it and add it to our meals after cooking to keep us healthy. I also put it in our dog's food. (People frequently comment on how our 11 yr old JRT has the look and energy of a puppy.)

    So thankful that God created this little gem and am happy to have it very affordable here on the BHS website.

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