Red Clover Herb Profile

Red Clover Uses and Benefits

Red Clover herb is a simple to find herb with many uses. Here are a few of the most common uses.

Red Clover Uses

One: The isoflavones that are contained in the herb may help raise HDL cholesterol (the good kind).

Two: This is often used for children that have a persistent, bad cough.

Three: Blood flow seems to be enhanced by this herb since it can help prevent blood clots and thins the blood.

Four: Studies found that when the herb is taken by menopausal women that it is found to benefit the body’s arterial strength and flexibility.

Five: Its usage to help to slow cancer has a lengthy history, and studies show encouraging evidence of the herb’s effectiveness as a supplemental cancer treatment. Although, due to its estrogen-like qualities, red clover shouldn’t be utilized against breast cancer.

Six: Ointments that are made from the herb can be rubbed into your skin to alleviate inflammation, skin rashes and irritations.

Red Clover is considered a good source of many nutrients:

…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).

Several studies of a proprietary extract the isoflavones suggest that it may significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women. Also, menopause increases a woman’s risk for developing osteoporosis (significant bone loss) and some studies suggest that a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones may slow bone loss and even boost bone mineral density in pre and peri-menopausal women. The estrogen-like effect of these isoflavones may be involved, and red clover also may have a direct effect by preventing the breakdown of existing bone.

Traditional Usage of Red Clover

In natural/herbal medicine, there is a history of using red clover with the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bone and Joint Health
  • Canker Sores
  • Cleansing
  • Detoxifying
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Menopausal Problems
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poultice
  • PMS
  • Psoriasis
  • Senility/Aging Conditions
  • Skin Disorders
  • Vascular Disorders

Important Cautions

Always ask a doctor before using this or any herb.

Not recommended for use by pregnant women, or those struggling with estrogen dominance conditions.

Not recommended for use in those with breast or ovarian cancer.

Not for use in those with liver problems.

Not for use with contraceptive pills.

Not for use in those on blood thinners.

Types of Red Clover Supplements

The easiest way to consume Red Clover is in capsule form, though tea bags and bulk red clover flowers are also available.

Have you ever used Red Clover? What did you use it for?

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