Will the wonders of nature ever cease? Take the red clover plant for example – who knew that this wild plant from Asia and Europe had medicinal benefits? For instance, it contains a number of nutrients that include vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, and calcium. What’s more, traditionally it’s been used to help women deal with menopause and remove toxins from the body.
Is your interest peaked yet? Come with us as we delve deep into the world of the red clover to get a better understanding of everything this powerful plant is touted to do.
About red clover
Although commonly used to feed cows and other grazing animals, red clover has also been used to treat a number of conditions like skin inflammation (eczema, psoriasis, etc.), respiratory problems, whooping cough, and cancer. There are even some healthcare practitioners that praise red clover for its ability to purify the body, which it does by:
● Acting as a diuretic and helping the body get rid of excess fluid
● Expectorant benefits i.e. helps the body get rid of mucus
● Cleans the liver
● Improves circulation
Benefits of red clover
Modern scientific tests have also proven that red clover contains something called isoflavones; plant-based chemicals that act like estrogen in the body. These chemicals are the key to this plant’s ailment-destroying powers. In fact, the ones found in this plant are said to aid in a number of conditions including:
● Heart disease: The isoflavones found in red clover have been associated with an increase in HDL, or good cholesterol, in both pre- and postmenopausal women. Plus, in a study of menopausal women, the women who took red clover supplements had arteries that were stronger and more flexible. This is arterial compliance, which can help prevent heart disease. Red clover also has blood thinning properties that prevent clots from forming and improves blood flow.
● Menopause: Because of its estrogenlike effects, researchers believe that red clover can reduce menopausal symptoms, like night sweats and hot flashes.
● Osteoporosis: There have been a few studies that suggest red clover may possibly increase bone mineral density in both pre-and perimenopausal women.
● Cancer: Preliminary evidence in some studies suggest that the isoflavones in red clover may stop cancer cells from growing. It may also prevent some forms of cancer, like endometrial and prostate cancer.
● Other uses: Ointments made from red clover have been traditionally used to treat skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and other types of rashes. It’s also been used to provide cough relief for children. What’s more? Recent studies have shown that women may also gain psychological benefits from taking red clover.
How should I take it?
Red clover can be taken in a variety of forms that include:
● Liquid extract
● Extracts that contain specific isoflavone contents
● Ointment for topical skin application
By now you may be wondering how you can get your hands on this miracle plant. If so, have we got great news for you! Red clover is an essential ingredient in the amazing Jason Winter’s Formula and found in all our teas. Cheers to your health!