Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Also known as Lucerne and Medicago sativa, Alfalfa is a perennial flowering herb belonging to the legume family Fabaceae.

Alfalfa: Latin name: (Genus) Medicago; (Species) M. sativa.

Historically Alfalfa has been used in Chinese herbal medicine to treat a range of conditions relating to kidney and urinary problems, primarily as a diuretic and energy boosting tonic.

Symptoms of arthritis, anxiety, mild depression and premenstrual mood swings have all been treated traditionally with this exquisite clover-like herb, which has also been used as a supplementary treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, as well as a general ‘feel good’ tonic.

Other uses for which herbalists recommend Alfalfa today include treating autoimmune disorder, cleansing the blood, lowering cholesterol and easing the symptoms of whooping cough.

Alfalfa is also said to reduce blood sugar levels, and is therefore indicated in the treatment of diabetes.

To make a tea: Add water just below boiling point to a teaspoon of Earthfare Organic Alfalfa Powder, allow to draw, then simply strain and sip.

For further information on the properties and use of Alfalfa Herb we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.