Herbal Information For You
has been used as an herbal remedy for 1500 years or more. It is a legume
which is a member of the pea family. It is widely used as a crop for
grazing animals because of its high protein value. Alfalfa sprouts are a
popular health food item.
alfalfa is deep-rooted it picks up the trace minerals in the soil. It
contains eight essential digestive enzymes and eight essential amino acids
of protein. Alfalfa is rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin U,
important for peptic ulcers. It is used for a blood thinner and a kidney
cleanser. Athletes use this herb for endurance and energy. It has been
used to treat anemia due to its iron content.
grass is a phyto-estrogen which acts like human hormones. It is thought to
be beneficial for preventing some of the damage from diabetes and high
blood sugar levels, due to its antioxidant and phyto-nutrient content. It
has been used to treat bladder disorders, as an estrogen replacement, to
lower cholesterol levels, help prevent arthritis, for prostate problems,
to relieve the symptoms of menopause and reduce pre-menstrual syndrome and
also to increase breast milk in nursing mothers.
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