Alfalfa is a tonic herb and nourishes the whole body because it contains all the vitamins, minerals and trace minerals we know about. This plant only grows to less than 2′ tall, but it can put its roots down more than 25 feet into the soil. Just imagine that!
Alfalfa is a powerful healing herb with a growing reputation as a cancer preventative.
Vitamin K is beneficial when blood clotting properties are required.
People who have been on antibiotics such as amoxicillin, gentamycin, tetracycline, and streptomycin can benefit from this since it can restore the levels of Vitamin K which is depleted when using these antibiotics, as well as cholesterol-lowering drugs, steroids, and anti-seizure medication.
What Can Alfalfa Herb Do For Me?
Got my energy back! by Jill F.
“I have eight children and have had several hemorrhages at birth and after birth. My first baby’s birth resulted in a lot of blood loss and I was prescribed iron to compensate for it. I struggled with fatigue and depression as I fought to take care of my baby girl. I remember one older mom telling me to “just get used to the fatigue: because it was part of young motherhood. I remember thinking “If this is a ‘blessing; God…please don’t give me anymore!
“For my fourth birth I used a knowledgeable home midwife who taught me about the benefits of alfalfa with its high chlorophyll. I hemorrhaged with this baby also but this time (instead of the prescription iron pills) I used alfalfa. I increased the amount daily and within just 2 weeks my hematocrit was high and I felt full of energy and health. Even my mother (who was visiting) commented on how healthy and happy I looked.”
Contraindicated in autoimmune disease (lupus) or when using blood-thinners.
Alfalfa’s Many Benefits:
- promotes healthy skin
- beneficial to combat ulcers
- used in bone & joint disorders
- tones kidneys
- used as a blood cleaner
- used for urinary tract infections
- menopausal symptoms
- breast feeding to increase milk
- endometriosis relief
- used for bladder, kidney & prostate disorders
- helps reduce allergies
- improves the appetite
- improves assimilation of protein, calcium & nutrients
- detoxification properties
- antiseptic effects
- improves liver function
- aids digestion
- builds iron in the blood without constipation
Directions To Make As Tea
Heat water in a teapot. Place a tea bag in your mug or cup and cover with hot water. Cool slightly and sip. We always refill the cup and use the bag a second time for more strengthening tea.
Alfalfa is almost always part of a pregnancy tea blend (but not in large quantities); it can also be taken in capsule form, herbal tincture, or added to food to build up your family’s reserves.
Note: Refrain from excess in pregnancy (most agree it is safe); but may use increased amounts afterwards to build the blood and iron levels.
Can You Pick Your Own Alfalfa?
If you have an unsprayed source, the best time to harvest alfalfa is when it is in bloom, and the more tender upper 1/3 of the plant is what I like to pick.
Just hang it ( group small bunches with a rubber band) upside down in a dust-free area until it crumbles easily, place it in a jar with tight fitting lid or Ziploc bag, and store it in a cool, dark place.
Make tea with the dried herb:
Place the 1-2 tsp. dried alfalfa herb and 1 – 1½ cup water in a covered pot on the stove and bring just to a boil. Turn burner off and remove from heat. After it steeps for 15 minutes, strain and serve.
Put your feet up and enjoy a moment of rest!
Medical Disclaimer: I am no longer a practicing medical professional, and I am not doctor. I am a mother. I do seek scientific confirmation of the safety and effectiveness of the herbs and remedies I use. Using remedies is a personal decision. Nothing I say on this blog is intended to treat or prevent disease. Consult your own doctor.
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