The perennial plant grows
up to two feet and is found world wide. Its potent parts are the red or purple flowers.
Red clover has been used
medicinally in many parts of the world. Herbalist have used it to treat skin sores and eye
irritations, as a cure for asthma and as a diuretic.
It is apparently
anti-spasmodic and has helped patients with whooping cough. It is also prescribed for skin
ailments and indigestion.
It is an anti-inflammatory
agent and also an expectorant which helps remove excess mucus from the lungs. In addition,
the herb appears to act like the female hormone oestrogen. It is believed that it might
help women with menopausal symptoms.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
Use internally and
Overdoses of red clover may
cause stomach aches or diarrhoea. Do not use more than is prescribed to you.
Do not use red clover if
you are pregnant. Avoid the herb if you have cancer or a history of heart disease. If you
are taking birth-control pills, consult your doctor before using red clover.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Red clover is available in
dried bulk and tincture.