Heal Yourself With Red Clover
What is red clover and how is it used?
Red clover is known by many names – beebread, clovone, cow clover, isoflavone, Meadow Clover, and may others. The flower tops are usually purple and only sometimes red in color. Red clover is used to make various medicines.
Where can I find red clover plants?
Red clover is grown all over the country, primarily as a forage grass. It is most prevalent in the grasslands and meadows of USDA zones 3-8, which includes most of the continental United States. It is also easy to grow red clover in your own garden since it can be grown in nearly all kinds of soil.
How do you consume red clover?
The brightly colored flowers of red clover are used in liquid extract form as a food flavoring. It can be turned into tinctures for oral consumption and ointments for topical application. It can also be made into tea. See recipe below.
What are the medicinal uses for red clover?
Although most medical research on red clover is inconclusive, there is enough positive evidence that red clover is often used to treat a myriad of conditions including cancer, indigestion, blood clots, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, high cholesterol, cough, asthma, menopausal symptoms, bronchitis, and STDs.
Red Clover Tea Recipe:
- 1 cup red clover blossoms
- 2 tbsp mint
- 4 cups water
- honey or sugar to sweeten
- Ensure that your red clover plants have not been sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides.
- Bring the water to a boil then remove from heat. Add the clover blossoms and mint. Steep for 10-12 minutes.
- Strain the mixture.
- Add honey or sugar to sweeten, if desired.
CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on Moms Med Pedia. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you. Moms Med Pedia may not be held accountable for your actions if you try anything you’ve read here without consulting a physician first.
19 thoughts on “Heal Yourself With Red Clover”
oh wow I’ve never heard of this before that’s really neat!!
Just coming across this and it’s benefit. It’s really great getting to learn new things.
Oooh very interesting! Will have to try this sometime!
Red clover is such a pretty flower but I never thought of this plant as something you could actually use to make tea. What a neat idea – something that makes me wonder what it tastes like and something I wouldn’t mind trying someday.
I have never heard of Red Clover but it sounds like an interesting flower
I never heard of this red clover until I read this. Looks like a gorgeous flower and I love that it could give us a lot of benefits.
I am always in for teas. Would try out the recipe for red clover tea. 😊
Such a good content and useful to read. Thanks you!!
Never heard before! But I would love to try the tea!
My grandmother told me once about it. Red clover is used for cancer prevention, indigestion, high cholesterol, whooping cough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some women use red clover for symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness (mastalgia); and for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
I just learned something new. Thanks.
herbs are great healers! red clover is just one of the amazing wonders of nature!
I’ve never really heard much about Red clovers. Thank you for this! It is always so cool to see what herbs can do!
I’ve never heard of red clover before! It sounds like such an awesome natural remedy for so many things!
This sounds like something I should try! I wonder if it’s the same clover they use to make cloves.
I have never heard of red clover but this is really interesting. Thank you so much for sharing with me!
Interesting post – some great tips and advice here! I will definitely have to take some of this on board next time I have some issues x
Hey, that red clover is the best thing to have. We always keep it home.
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