Botanical Name: Trifolium pratense
Description: Red Clover is a hardy perennial plant usually growing wild in pastures and roadsides throughout North America, growing in height up tp 2-3' with V-shaped marking on it's three leaflets. The purple/lavender flower heads are sweet with nectar and attracts bees as well as other insects collecting it's pollen.
Medicinal Propertied/Culinary Uses: Red Clover is full of Flavonoids, Isoflavones and Salicylates and is mainly used for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, cardivascular and osteoporosis and skin disorders. The flowers of Red Clover are used to increase the production of bile and urine and to help improve blood circulation. It's skin healing properties are useful in the aid and treatment of, psoriasis, eczema, gout, breast cancers and coughs.
Red Clover Flowers contain a high concentration of phytoestrogens that act as a replacement of female hormones lost during menopause and can ease the entire menopause process.
Parts Used: Flowers, Leaves
Red Clover Tea Recipe (How To Use): Steep 1-2 teasps. Dried Red Clover leaf and/or flower in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink as needed.