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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) – Dried Herb, Organic
$9.40 – $94.00
The oldest writings about Alfalfa are from Turkey, dating to 1300 BC. Alfalfa was probably domesticated near Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus regions and other regions in Asia. Alfalfa was important to the early Babylonian cultures, and to the Persians, Greeks and Romans because of its importance for feeding horses used in war. The name “alfalfa” comes from Arabic, Persian, and Kashmiri words meaning “best horse fodder” and “horse power.”
The Alfalfa plant is so nutritional and strengthening for both animals and people because its roots reach hundreds of feet into the earth, pulling up minerals and vitamins. Alfalfa was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), making its first appearance around 200 CE during the Han Dynasty, for digestive system support and to stimulate the appetite. It became available around the 1850’s to the Native Americans who adopted it into their healing system and referred to it as ‘Buffalo grass’.
The energetic and taste of Alfalfa are sweet, bitter earthy and cooling. Alfalfa tends to support the kidneys, joints, blood, connective tissues, bones, heart, digestion and hormones.
For heart health combine Alfalfa with Hawthorn, Hibiscus and Rose. To strengthen joints, bone and connective tissue combine with Nettle, Horsetail and Red Clover. For kidney health combine Alfalfa with Hydrangea Root, Marshmallow Root and Dandelion Leaf. To balance estrogen in the body mix with Vitex Berries, Don Quai or Licorice Root. To build up blood in the body combine with Rosehips, Nettle Leaf and Chickweed herb.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Alfalfa Leaf to one cup of boiling water. Infuse for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
Cautions & contraindications:
Alfalfa may cause uterine stimulation or contractions. Therefore, it should be avoided during pregnancy. Alfalfa may be harmful for people taking blood thinners and those with an autoimmune disorder or a compromised immune system.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your health care provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.