Red Clover, Crushed
Also known as Beebread, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Purple Clover, and Trefoil
$3.50 per ounce
History: Red Clover is native to northwest Africa, Asia, and Europe and has been naturalized in many parts of the world, including North America. In ancient times, the flower was believed to have magical powers. Druids believed that it could ward off evil spells and witches and would carry a sprig of clover with them on long jour ies to protect themselves. Medieval Christians believed that the three lobed leaves were associated with the trinity and the four lobed leaves as a symbol of the cross. In fact, many people still consider a four leaf clover to be a symbol of luck. Historically, Red Clover was used to help coughs, colds, sore throats, and skin diseases. Native Americans would use a Red Clover salve for burns. Today, it is used as a herbal supplement and as a sedative.
Modern Uses: Today, it is used as a sedative and for womens issues, including premenstrual syndrome and menopause symptoms. Promising research suggests that red clover can help menopausal women. Studies suggest that red clover may reduce the number of hot flashes women experience and help with other menopausal symptoms. As a bonus, red clover may also boost mood and libido in women!
In modern times, scientific research has backed up its traditional uses, including supporting bone strength, blood health, hair growth, and mental wellness.
Active Ingredients: Isoflavones
Actions: alterative, antispasmodic, nervine
Complementary Herbs: Yellow Dock, Nettles