Red Clover Leaf and Flower Profile
Also known as
Also known as- Trifolium pretense, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, Purple Clover, Trefoil, Trifolium pratense, Wild Clover, and Bee Bread.
Red clover is a perennial plant that grows wild in most temperate climates. The plant itself has had many uses over the centuries. Druids believed that it could ward off evil spells and witches, while Medieval Christians believed that the three lobbed leaves were associated with the trinity and the four lobbed leaves as a symbol of the cross.
Flowers and sometimes the leaf and flower
Tea, in capsules and extracts. May also be eaten raw and seldom in salads.
Red clover should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, as the effects on developing fetus and infants is not determined. There are some studies that suggest taking red clover may affect fetal development. It is also recommended that you do not take red Clover while on blood thinning medication.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.