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
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