Red Clover is a great female supplement
In the red clover article below you will find information about how effective it can be for various feminine conditions.
Regulation of blood flow and female hormone fluctuations
You might not know that that Red Clover is used as a grazing food for prime cattle and other high-quality premium livestock. This is because it is actually a superfood. However, Red Clover has also traditionally been used to treat a wide array of conditions in people.
These have included various feminine conditions, mastitis (inflammation of the breast), joint disorders, jaundice, bronchitis, spasmodic coughing, asthma, and skin inflammations, such as psoriasis and eczema.
It is also thought that Red Clover helps purify the blood by promoting urine and mucous production. It also improves circulation and increases bile production. This helps reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood itself as it is used in bile manufacture. (Bile is used by the body to metabolise fats that we have eaten).
Due to this, studies have suggested that this has contributed to fewer blood clots inside our arteries. Apparently, this plaque deposit build-up inside the blood vessels is reduced and so lower the risks of strokes etc.
This is not just a herb to benefit women. Most herbs and nutritious plants have numerous natural chemical compounds, not just one that it may be most well known for. For instance, it is thought that the effect on the blood is due to a group of chemicals called coumarins.
Isoflavones and phytoestrogens
One of the most useful aspects of Red Clover is that it is a rich source of isoflavones and phytoestrogens.
Isoflavones are water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants. This group of chemical compounds are known as phytoestrogens (from the greek words: "phyto" meaning plant and "estrogen" meaning maddening, frenzy or heightened fertility).
Red Clover is one of the richest natural sources of this. These natural compounds can be helpful for women regarding menopause, hot flashes, cardiovascular health, and bone loss associated with osteoporosis. The isoflavones have a similar molecular structure and shape to estrogen occurring naturally in the body. This enables them to supplement the natural female cycles that occur each month.
Studies have shown that people and animals fed a diet rich in isoflavones and phytoestrogens, tend to have a lower incidence of osteoporosis. This is especially noticeable in women because during menopause, estrogen levels can fluctuate wildly and this, in turn, affects bone mineralisation.
Due to the above natural effects, this herb is not recommended for pregnant women or during early stages of breastfeeding.
Red clover grows wild in meadows throughout Europe and Asia, and has now started growing in North America too. The red flowers at the end of the branched stems are considered to be the source of its active properties.
Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.
Surprisingly, this plant is classified in the same family of plants as beans, peanuts and other legumes. This may help to explain why it is regarded and one of the all-round herbs (beneficial for many things).
Red clover is a perennial plant, which means it is able to continue growing beyond just two years. It prefers to grow in moist meadows and its usual height is between 40cm and 60cm and is so named because of its rather pretty red and dark pink flowers. Our plants are usually grown about 30cm apart because this is better for root growth and it also allows good airflow between the leaves and flowers which it seems to prefer.
It is quite hardy and can tolerate reduced soil moisture for a while, but as with most of our plants, better soil conditions always result in a better crop. The harvesting time-window is quite narrow and good farms monitor this daily around harvest time, to pick the crops at the perfect moment.
As with all herbs and food supplements, the source is extremely important. Freshness, man-made chemical-free and ecological grown are vital. Don't choose hard compressed tablet formations that have had most of the naturally balanced enzymes and building blocks stripped away. We suggest you choose the raw unadulterated form such as ours.
Other known traditional uses
One of the side benefits in people and animals, is its apparent anti-mucus effects. It may help the body to produce lower mucus levels in the head. This relates to the nose, throat as well as the various eyesight passageways and tubules.
You may find extracts of this product in some skin lotions and hair and nail products as it helps to maintain healthy keratin structures in the body. Rather than take red clover externally, we suggest an internal supplement should produce a more beneficial effect.
- Each capsule contains approximately 350mgs of pure organic Red Clover.
- Take one to three capsules daily or as recommended by a health practitioner.
- Tea - 1 to 2 teaspoons of the tea formula steeped in a small pot of hot water for 1/2 hour. Take 2 to 3 cups daily. Further hot water can be poured onto the tea leaves during the course of the day and so extract all active chemicals.
- This product should not be used if you are pregnant or trying to conceive or if you are breastfeeding.
- Women receiving hormone therapy or taking birth control pills should not use this as there may be interactions.
- Do not take this product for more than six months.
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