Alfalfa

Scientific Name

Medicago sativa


Overview

Alfalfa is a good source of chlorophyll, beta carotene, calcium, and vitamins D, E, and K.  It improves liver function and cleanses the blood.  It is used as a laxative, diuretic, and as an antiseptic.

Alfalfa can be used to treat urinary tract infections and disorders of the kidney, bladder, and prostate.  It is commonly used for bone and joint disorders, digestive abnormalities, skin disorders, and ulcers of the body.

Those who should not use alfalfa products are those who have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).


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Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs