Red clover health benefits

Red clover health benefits

    • Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover, native to Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa. It is is a plant that is used for medicinal purposes because of its many health benefits.
    • It contains isoflavones (estrogen-like compounds) which can mimic the effect of endogenous estrogen. The isoflavones (like irilone and pratensein) from red clover have been used to treat the symptoms of menopause.
    • Traditionally, red clover has been administered to help restore irregular menses and to balance the acid-alkaline level of the vagina to promote conception.
    • It is also rich in chromium, niacin, thiamine, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium. The red flowers are dried and utilized as an herbal supplement or as a tea.
    • Health benefits:
    • Anti-inflammatory:
    • Relieve skin rashes and inflammations.
    • Bone health:
    • Studies show that red clover may increase bone density and slow bone loss in menopausal women.
    • Blood thinner:
    • Helps with blood-flow and prevents blood clots
    • Cancer fighter:
    • According to studies, red clover can be effective as a supplemental cancer therapy.
    • Increases good cholesterol:
    • The isoflavones found in red clover may help to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind).
    • Natural expectorant:
    • Helps with cough and loosens phlegm in children
    • Reduce hot flashes:
    • Because of its estrogen-like properties it can offer relief for symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes.
    • However, because of its estrogen-like properties red clover should not be used for breast cancer.
    • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
    • 1. Geller SE, Shulman LP, van Breemen RB,et al. (2009).
    • Safety and efficacy of black cohosh and red clover for the management of vasomotor symptoms: a randomized controlled trial”Menopause (New York, N.Y.) 16 (6): 1156–66. doi:10.1097/gme.0b013e3181ace49bPMC 2783540PMID 19609225
    • 2Red Clover Flowers Herbal Information. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
    • 3. Tice JA, Ettinger B, Ensrud K, Wallace R, Blackwell T, Cummings SR (2003). “Phytoestrogen supplements for the treatment of hot flashes: the Isoflavone Clover Extract (ICE) Study: a randomized controlled trial”Journal of the American Medical Association 290 (2): 207–214. PMID 12851275.



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