Standardized: red clover
Trifolium pratense L.
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Red clover is a low growing perennial, native to northwest Africa, Asia, and Europe. It has since been naturalized and cultivated in many parts of the world, including North America. The flower heads are collected in full bloom, during the summer months.
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.
Dried aerial portions, leaf and flower.
Tea and extracts. Can be powdered and encapsulated.
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann pg. 590
No known precautions.
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