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  • Alfalfa

 

100% Certified organic Alfalfa

 Medicago

 

This 3 foot plant, blooming violet flowers, grows throughout the world in a variety of climates blooming late summer and fall. Medical uses range from decreasing swelling, fluid retention and increase urine flow as in kidney, bladder and prostate complications.  Alfalfa may also be used to help asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach and thrombocytopenic purpina.  Alfalfa is full of vitamin A, C, E, and K and minerals include calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, protein, chlorophyll, carotene and 8 essential amino acids.  Long term use of alfalfa is likely unsafe as it may cause reactions similar to autoimmune disease and also can cause skin sensitivity with sun exposure.  Alfalfa is contraindicated, hormone-sensitive conditions, coumadin, and may interfere with vitamin E absorption.  Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin K and may act as estrogen.

 

Phosphaturia in general.

Menopause, with early osteoporosis symptoms (as a tea with Equisitum and Angelica sinensis).

Lactation, poor quality and quantity.

Appetite poor, nervous, weak.

Malnutrition, recuperation from major illness, surgery.

Nutritional malabsorption in moderate parathyroid imbalances.

 

Contains isoflavones, coumarins, alkaloids, vitamins, and porphyrins. The isoflavones and coumarins are estrogenic. Alfalfa is a nutritive herb used as animal feed and for human use. The seeds help to lower cholesterol levels. Alfalfa’s estrogenic properties are beneficial for problems relating to menstruation and menopause. Do not take alongside anticoagulant, warfarin. Do not consume sprouted seeds with compromised immune states. Large amounts are not suggested for pregnancy or autoimmune diseases.

 

Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 234.

 

Herbal Information center www.kcweb.com/herb/alfalfa

 

Holmes, P. The Energetics of Western Herbs 1997. p. 436-8.

 

Medicine Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drug info/natural/19.html

 

Michael Moore. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. (1997). Specific Indication for Herbs in General Use [Pamphlet]. Brisbee, AZ: Author. 32.

 

 

 

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