Used for high cholesterol, menstruation, menopause, fatigue and much more.
Alfalfa is a member of the pea family, grown throughout the world primarily as a fodder crop for livestock. It is a perennial herb growing up to 1 m in height with cloverlike leaves and spiraling seedpods.
Results from animal studies and a number of clinical trials suggest that relatively high doses (more than 100 g per day) can help certain types of high cholesterol.
Alfalfa contains phytoestrogens that may be useful in problems related to menstruation and menopause. It is often used as a tonic in cases of fatigue and during convalescence.
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