Alfalfa Natural Medicine
By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), RAC
Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) also known to herbalist traditionally as “The Great Healer” is natural medicine and clearly is a beautiful example of “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Among the many uses and benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts and Flower tops we see that Alfalfa may be useful for:
Improve Blood Clotting
Lowers Blood Pressure
Stimulates the Mind
Homeopathically it’s use is primarily in toning up the digestive process. It also acts as a fat producer, corrects tissue waster and to allay vesical irritability of prostratic hypertrophy. It contains a large proportion of chorophyll, beta carotene and the vitamens A, D, E and K. The saponins contained are a family of chemicals that have been found to lower cholesterol. There are also compounds in Alfalfa leaves and roots such as L-canaverine which have been shown to be effective in controlling leukemia and cancer cells.
Of course always try to obtain your Alfalfa seeds from legacy, organic and pesticide free sources!
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