I was reminded of how alfalfa herbal tea helped me recover my energy and build my blood back after having 3 babies in 25 months!
I even felt alfalfa helped me rebound after I was the very tired mother of colicky twin babies!
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 loaded (really high levels) with vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, chlorophyll, beta carotene & calcium and is a frugal way to improve health. Known to be helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome.
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?
This testimonial illustrates how alfalfa can help the often tired mother of younger children:
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.”
Note: Use only sparingly in pregnancy (although most say it is safe), but best afterwards to build the blood and iron levels. Contraindicated in auto-immune 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.
Pick Your Own?
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 rubberband) upside down in a dust-free area until it crumbles easily, place it in a jar with tight fitting lid or Ziplock bag, and store it in a cool, dark place.
Pot on the stove method for dried herb:
Place the 1-2 tsp. dried alfalfa herb and 1 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.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional, nor a doctor. 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.
Thanks for reading!