Meadow Trefoil, Cleaver Grass, Sweet Clover, Wild Clover, Cow Clover and Bee-bread .
Composition of Red Clover.
Red clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones, which are water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens. Red clover is also a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.
Health benefits of Red Clover
Red Clover is used as an ingredient in tobacco-free chewing tobacco products. Cigarettes causes lot of problems and changes to the body as they contain nicotine which is addictive in nature. The nicotine stimulates different parts of the brain and gives a feeling of pleasure in the nervous system. The production of adrenaline and the blood pressure increases which affects the normal temperature of the body and some of the hormones in the body. These bad changes are what a smoker says is giving him/her pleasure.
Although it is hard to get rid of cravings for cigarettes, every day a lot of people quit this habit by adopting various measures.
Red clover cleans the blood – it latches onto things and carries them out of your body. That’s theoretically how it works. It cleans you out so the nicotine is gone faster.
This herb is used to satisfy the urge to smoke when you have stop smoking.
Evidence suggests that red clover helps with bone healing and reduces the risk for osteoporosis, especially in post-menopausal women who are at the greatest risk for fractures and bone loss. A woman’s risk for developing osteoporosis goes up during menopause because estrogen is important for bone mineralization. Pre-menopausal women with low estrogen levels or low bone density (such as underweight women or athletes suffering from female athlete triad, which causes an increased risk for osteoporosis due to an energy deficit) can also benefit from red clover supplementation.
Over the past several decades, red clover has come to be known as an effective, all-natural treatment for lowering menopause symptoms, improving bone mineral density, and lowering risk for heart-related problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure symptoms. It’s also used to treat several conditions related to inflammation and low immunity, including coughs, respiratory infections, or skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Traditionally it is one of the best anti-cancer herbs. It is also a nourishing blood purifying herb. Because it is so high in nutrition it is often used in herbal infusions during pregnancy preparation, pregnancy and lactation.
History of Red Clover
Ancients called this herb Triphyllon, meaning “three leaves”. This term also relates to the common name, Clover, which stems from “clava”, meaning “three-leaved”. The three leaves were said to correspond to the triad goddesses of Mythology, and later to the Trinity in Christianity.
Red Clover grows in West China, Europe and North America. The plant grows best where soils are rich in calcium, phosphorus and potassium. The flowering tops are used medicinally.
In Europe, Red Clover is widely cultivated and used as a tonic and a salad herb. Red Clover is used by honey makers to add a mild, sweet taste to their honey.