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Medicago sativa / Alfalfa Leaf Powder
£6.25 – £17.00
Alfalfa or Medicago sativa (also called lucerne,) is a perennial flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. It is used for grazing, hay, and silage, as well as a green manure and cover crop. The name alfalfa is used in North America. The name lucerne is the more commonly used name in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The plant superficially resembles clover (a cousin in the same family), especially while young, when trifoliate leaves comprising round leaflets predominate. Later in maturity, leaflets are elongated. It has clusters of small purple flowers followed by fruits spiralled in 2 to 3 turns containing 10–20 seeds.
Alfalfa is native to warmer temperate climates. It has been cultivated as livestock fodder since at least the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Alfalfa sprouts are a common ingredient in dishes made in South Indian cuisine.
Alfalfa leaf contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, including considerable quantities of protein, trace mineral and vitamins, dietary fibre and chlorophyll, which serves as an antioxidant in the bloodstream. The deep root system absorbs minerals from the soil resulting in a plant rich in vitamins and minerals and a great source of fibre and protein. Alfalfa leaf is rich in protein and vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Alterative – Due to its alterative qualities (ability to maintain normal hormonal levels), alfalfa is used as a natural treatment for disorders such as hot flashes during menopause, fibrocystic breasts, osteoporosis, polycystic ovaries, fibroids and premenstrual tension.
Diuretic – It has been found that regularly ingesting alfalfa can aid in flushing the bowels of built up toxins. In addition, the alfalfa herb has been used widely for diuretic purposes. This is especially common among people who had been experiencing water retention or urinary tract infections.
Lowers Cholesterol – The alfalfa herb is believed to have a direct connection to lowering cholesterol. Regular consumption of alfalfa can lower blood pressure and balance hormones.
Nutritive – Not only does the alfalfa plant contain a full spectrum of important vitamins, but it is also loaded with extremely important minerals such as biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, and many others.
Tonic – alfalfa is a tonic herb, one that supports health by nourishing the body.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm