Natural Healing Herbs
Red clover is a common wild plant. This state flower of Vermont and national flower of Denmark has more uses than just providing its sweet nectar to honey bees.
The herb's Latin name is trifolium pratense. It's also called cow clover, wild clover, and meadow clover.
The plant grows wildly and is quite common. It grows reddish flowers on the end of long stems.
It can be found in Europe and Asia. It also grows in North America though it's not native to the area.
The flowers are used for medicine. They can be dried and put into capsules or used in the form of an extract. You can also make a tea from it.
This nutritious herb is packed full of calcium, magnesium, chromium, niacin, potassium, thiamine, and phosphorus. It also contains vitamin C.
It's used to treat:
You can by this herb and many others at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Side Effects and Warnings
This herb is generally considered safe. There are few known side effects. Some people experience nausea, headache, and rash when they take it. While it is not linked to human infertility, male sheep who graze on large amounts of red clover have a low sperm count.
You should not take this herb if you are pregnant or nursing. You also shouldn't take it if you are taking any prescription drugs.
If you found this information useful, check out my complete listing of herbs at my Herb Index. You can find a listing of ailments and their natural treatments on my Free Home Remedies page.