Herbal Remedies ~ Red Clover

By | June 3, 2014

Red Clover Trifolium pratense 

Susun Weed lists red clover as the single most useful herb in establishing fertility. This herb’s high vitamin content is very valuable to the uterus and it’s highprotein content benefits the whole body. It’s also quite high in calcium & magnesium which relax the nervous system and help promote fertility. This herb also contains nearly every trace mineral needed by the glands. Daily use can help balance hormonal functioning.

Red clover contains isoflavones which have shown to be useful in helpingto alleviate the symptoms of female menopause.

It is also used to to promote general prostate health and normal urinary tract function in males, and to support normal cholesterol levels.

Red Clover ImageThis herb is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It is also considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants).

In folk medicine, it has been used to promote lymph flow and support immune system function. It is suggested to provide a mild sedative effect that can relax and relieve muscle cramping and nervousness.

Red clover is also known as a blood purifier, useful for improving the overall health of the liver. It may also act as a digestive aid and stimulator of digestive fluids and bile production.

Red clover helps with muscle relaxation and also is a good expectorant. Topically, it has been traditionally used as remedy for eczema.

Traditionally, the blossoms were used as a tonic taken in the spring to promote good health and peace of mind.

Other common uses of Red clover in herbal medicine include blood purification, alterative, antineoplastic, skin ailments, wounds; antispasmodic, bronchitis, coughs.

You can harvest the flowers in mid-summer and dry them for use in infusions, tinctures, etc.

Parts Used: Flowers.

FRESH – Flowers are crushed and applied to insect bites and stings. Infusion is used daily for several weeks at a time to balance hormones and promote lymph flow.

TINCTURE – Taken internally for eczema and psoriasis.

COMPRESS – Used for arthritic pains and gout.

OINTMENT – Applied topically to lymphatic swellings.

EYEWASH – 5 to 10 drops tincture in 20 ml water (a full eyecup) or a well-strained infusion is used for conjunctivitis.

DOUCHE – Infusion is used for vaginal itching.

SYRUP – A syrup made from the infusion is used for stubborn, dry coughs.

You can get certified organic and biodynamic bulk red clover blossoms at Mt. Rose Herbs