Red Clover thrives in almost any climate and in many regions throughout the world. It grows very quickly and may be harvested for up to three times per summer. It if often found growing in wild meadows and grass lands of America, Asia, Europe and Australia. The white clover, a relative to the red clover, grows in similar regions. Both have white arrowhead-shaped patterns on their leaves. The flowers of the red clover are used to create herbal medicines.
With its high nitrogen content, red clover has the ability to replace the nitrogen deficient soils from alternating crops for a year or two. As a wild plant, red clover is used for grazing cattle and other livestock.
As a medicine, red clover has been used in connection with cancer, mastitis, joint disorders, asthma, bronchitis, spasmodic coughs, jaundice, and skin inflammations such as psoriasis and eczema. It increases urine and mucous production, improves circulation, and stimulates the secretion of bile. Red clover may help relieve symptoms of menopause like hot flashes. It can also help with cardiovascular health and bone loss associated with osteoporosis.Recommended Dosage
- As a tea use 1 to 2 tsp dried flowers or tops steeped in 8oz of hot water for Г‚ВЅ hour, 2 to 3 times a day.
- Take 2 to 6 capsules of 500mg per day
- Tincture 1:5 30 alcohol- take 60 to 100 drops (3 to 5 ml) three times a day.
- Extract 1:1 take 1 ml three times per day
- Isoflavone extracts: take as directed on the package
- Topically use ointment with10 or 15 flowerhead, extract or infusion.