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What is the Red Clover?

The Red Clover is a medicinal herb that is commonly found in Europe, Africa and Asia, and belongs to the legume family, whose scientific name is Trifolium pratense L . It is one of the most important natural plant sources of isoflavones, and it can be found in different forms, such as in teas and capsules.

Properties of Red Clover

One of the most important properties of red clover is based on its high isoflavone content, like some foods such as soybeans. This water-soluble chemical component is known as “plant estrogen”, since they have very similar components and are used as alternatives to these in hormonal treatments. The Red Clover herb is also very useful to counteract the effects and hormonal problems in women related to menopause.

In addition, the Red Clover Herb is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. These minerals include calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. The Red Clover Herb is contains several different vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B3 or niacin, which acts in the metabolism of proteins and fats, and vitamin B1 or thiamine, which is responsible for transforming carbohydrates into energy.

Another of the nutritional components of the Red Clover Herb are flavonoids, which are responsible for protecting the body from the deterioration of oxidizing agents. Therefore, the antioxidant benefits of this plant can be recommended.

Due to its interesting nutritional composition, the plant has been used in natural medicine as a supplement to reduce the risk of diseases and improve certain symptoms. And while it should not be a first-line treatment, its effects have been interesting. Several studies have shown that he plant has several antioxidant, antiseptic, bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal properties. In addition, it also has compounds with anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and immunomodulating activity.

Benefits of Red Clover

· Helps in the treatment of skin pigmentation disorders

· Helps in controlling the symptoms of menopause

· Increases heart health

· Supports bone health

· Useful to treat respiratory problems

How to Prepare the Red Clover Tea

Preparing a red clover tea or infusion is relatively simple. To make this tea, you will have to boil a cup of water for each tablespoon of red clover flowers. Once it comes to a boil, turn off and add the tablespoon of flowers and cover. Let stand about 10 minutes and serve. You can add some mint leaves to give it a fresher touch, or sweeten it with honey or agave syrup.

Red clover contraindications

Although no risks, contraindications or side effects have been found for the use of red clover, whether in infusion, capsules or other products based on its leaves, there are some cases in which its use should be used.

This is mainly due to its hormonal chemical components, which can alter different processes or diseases. Also in case of suffering or having suffered from breast cancer, it is important not to consume this product. The same if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. In both cases, due to the hormonal process, its consumption is not recommended, and finally, people who are carrying out a regular consumption of estrogens, aspirin or contraceptives , should not consume red clover either to avoid possible contraindications.

 

NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice.

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Red Clover Herb

Red Clover Herb 3 Oz. $15.50, Red Clover Herb 5 Oz. $22.50

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