Red Clover

Issue published September 2014

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Letter from the editor

Red clover may be the plant with the biggest understanding gap between those who know it as a medicinal herb and those who merely recognize it. In an age when so many people know nothing about plants, clovers are among the few left that people still recognize.

*An excerpt of our Red Clover Materia Medica by Nina Katz*

Common names: Red Clover
Latin names: Trifolium pratense

Family: Fabaceae

Actions: anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, nutritional, anti-microbial, immunomodulant, alterative, immunostimulant, anti-catarrhal, expectorant, anti-viral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, analgesic, lymphatic, tonic, anti-oxidant, anti-neoplastic, diuretic, astringent, hemostatic, galactagogue

Topically: styptic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory (juice)

Chemical Constituents: minerals, including calcium, chromium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium; vitamins, including A, C, E, niacin, and thiamine; protein; starch; fatty acids; antioxidants; bioflavonoids; both phytoestrogens and phytosterols; coumarins; salicylic acid; alantoins; resins; and essential oils

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Articles

Red Clover Herbal Monograph
Red Clover Flower Essence
Red Clover Infusion
Red Clover for Skin
Red Clover for Women
Red Clover for Coughs

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