Greetings, Folks! It's your Bohemianly holistic friend here to chat about a deliciously healthy herb, Red Clover. There's so many redo clover benefits that it would be hard to understand why anyone would eradicate it. Not only is this herb edible (you know, edible flowers and herbs), it holds a ton of health benefits.
SO...WHAT IS RED CLOVER EXACTLY?
Red Clover is a legume, so it's part of the bean, peas and alfalfa family. The great thing about all of these plants is that they are all nitrogen fixers so they add the beneficial mineral, nitrogen, to the soil. I can only hope organic farmers are using this goody today.
BENEFITS OF RED CLOVER
Red Clover has a long history of uses and benefits. Let's indulge our knowledge and see just what this natural goodness is, well, good for.
As an expectorant or cough medicine (including whooping cough). Red clover is a conventional process of treatment for children that have a persistent, bad cough.
a diuretic for water retention
treatment for asthma
externally and internally as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions
as a blood purifier or tonic. Blood flow seems to be enhanced by red clover since it can help prevent blood clots and thins the blood.
for menopause. Studies have shown that red clover has similar properties to estrogen which makes sense that it would help with menopause symptoms but women who are already doing hormone replacement should not use red clover medicinally.
as a cancer treatment. Its usage to help to slow cancer has a lengthy history, and studies show encouraging evidence of the herb’s effectiveness as a supplemental cancer treatment. Although, due to its estrogen-like qualities, red clover shouldn’t be utilized against breast cancer
MORE TRADITIONAL USES:
– Bone and Joint Health
– Canker Sores
– Digestive Disorders
– Gastrointestinal Disorders
– Hormone Imbalances
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Joint Pain
– Menopausal Problems
– Senility/Aging Conditions
– Skin Disorders
– Vascular Disorders
MEDICINAL DOSES OF RED CLOVER
AS A TEA - Red clover makes a sweet tasting therapy tea! Use about 3 teaspoons of the dried flowers per cup of boiling water. Let steep 10 to 15 minutes and enjoy up to 3 cups per day.
RED CLOVER TINCTURE - Use 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of tincture up to 3 times per day.
RED CLOVER SALVE or OIL - Make a salve or an infused oil to treat any kind of skin ailment such as eczema or psoriasis. A good combination would be calendula and red clover!
RED CLOVER COMPRESS - Make a strong batch of red clover tea and while still warm soak a cotton cloth in it. Use for arthritic pains and even gout!
Fresh clover flowers can be crushed and used in the field to treat bug bites and stings.
HOW WE ENJOY IT
We enjoy an herbal floral bath using our FARMERS DAUGHTER herbal steam/tub tea blend, and I add it as part of my facial regimen for a wonderfully stimulating and soothing facial steam