Red Clover Herb - cut, organic

Herbs: Red Clover Herb - Cut, Organic

Common Names: Red clover, trefoil, wild clover, purple clover
Latin Name: Trifolium pratense
Origin: USA

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

Red Clover Herb

  • Relaxes nerves and the entire system. Can be used as a sedative.
  • Wash for sores.
  • Can be drunk freely.

Precautions: Avoid using while taking blood thinning agents, and using internally during pregnancy.

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Red Clover Herb is often compared to alfalfa both for its nutritional value and appearance. They are reported to have diuretic, expectorant, antispasmodic and estrogenic properties.

Red Clover herb is a blood purifier that increases the body’s production of urine and mucous and promotes menstrual flow.

Contain bitter compounds that increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, especially bile. These compounds also shrink inflammation and relieve pains. Red clover is an excellent herbal source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.

Red Clover Herb is high or very high on the following nutrients:

  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Thiamine
  • Vitamin C

  • Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

    In 1896, King said that, “Red Clover is an excellent alterative, and one of the few remedies which favorably influences pertussis.

    After another quarter century of experience with the herb, the Eclectic Materia Medica of 1922 recommended it for the specific indications of, “irritability of the respiratory passages, with dry, explosive cough; carcinomatous cachexia,” and gave the following information:
    “Trifolium is alterative and anti-spasmodic. It relieves irritability of the respiratory tract, alleviating dry, irritable and spasmodic cough. Whooping cough is especially moderated by it, and it is frequently effective in lessening the distressing cough of measles. It also modifies cough in bronchitis and laryngitis. Its alterative powers are underrated, and it should be given where a general deobstruent effect is desired in chronic skin problems, and unquestionably has a retarding effect upon malignant neoplasms.”

    More recently, it has become the hot topic because of the potential estrogenic effects of its isoflavone content. The jury is still out on that one, but most of its more traditional uses seem well justified.

    From Our Reading and/or Experience...

    • Avoid using Red Clover while taking blood thinning agents.
    • Avoid using it internally during pregnancy.
    • 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 made into powder, and used as such in capsules.
    • Red Clover is a food, and thus, 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.
    • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (except during pregnancy), children and animals.
    • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
    • It is critical that Red Clover is stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of it's highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.

    Customer Reviews

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    by Viv on Oct 24, 2013

    My acupuncturist recommended I make an infusion of red clover, to help with boost my system for fertility. I'm now pregnant, and she says I can continue to take this, in tea-like form (I steep overnight, drain, and drink the 'tea' that's left). But your warnings say not safe "taken internally" during pregnancy. Can you elaborate on this?

      Re: Pregnancy?
      by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2013

      From research, Red clover may stimulate contractions of the uterus. But you will want to follow your Doctors guideline. We are not medical professionals.

    Herb or tops?
    by Jeanine on Aug 9, 2013

    I'm trying to make a list of herbs to purchase for a detox tincture in a bit-but I'm not sure what the differences are between the but herb and the tops-are the tops more effective for detoxification purposes or would the cut herb work just as well?

      Re: Herb or tops?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 13, 2013

      Use could use either one! The herb cut would work just as well. Thanks

    by Colten on Jun 26, 2013

    Is it safe to take while nursing?

      Re: Nursing?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 16, 2013

      I would ask your physician or midwife Since it is a blood thinning agent, you would want use with caution while nursing.

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