This herb has been popular in Europe since before the birth of Christ. It has been used by herbalists in almost every country as a tonic for the nerves and as a sedative. It can be good for coughs, weak chest, wheezing, bronchitis, and for lack of vitality and nervous energy. The Indians used the plant for sore eyes and in salve for burns. It has also been used as an antidote for cancer.
It is a valuable herb for diseases and has been widely used for rickets, whooping cough, arthritis, as a blood purifier, liver problems, skin diseases, syphilis, toxins, and ulcers.
The blossoms from this plant were used as a tonic, taken in the spring, to promote good health and peace of mind. It contains small amounts of silica, choline, calcium and lecithin – all essential for normal body function. It works as a muscle relaxer and also is a good expectorant. It is in old-time remedy for eczema.
In the 1930s red clover flowers became popular as an anticancer remedy, and may still be prescribed to breast, ovarian and lymphatic cancer sufferers.
Red clover has been used for psoriasis, scales, cold sores, and even leprosy. Fomentations have been advised in cases of rheumatism and sore breasts, and as poultices for sores, athlete’s foot and abscesses. Combined with other herbs, red clover is used to treat cancers and tumors.
INDIAN SAGE – (Salvia Officinalis)