Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Herb of the Week: Alfalfa

This Week, the Herb is Alfalfa. This information comes from this site: Here
There was A LOT of information, so I didn't want to make a too big of a post. Click the above link for the rest of it!





What is Alfalfa?

Alfalfa is a plant which sends its roots down twenty to thirty feet into the ground and brings up the minerals that are not available on the surface. For this reason, the Arabic word Alfalfa means "father of plants". Alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that play a vital role in the strength and growth of our bones and in the maintenance of a healthy body. It contains protein and vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It also contains calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, and zinc. It can be taken in the form of seeds, leaves or tablets.

What are the Benefits of Alfalfa?

Alfalfa has been used by the Chinese since the sixth century to treat several health conditions. It is considered the richest land source of trace minerals. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients Alfalfa makes an amazing herbal remedy. Its specific benefits include:
  • Curing kidney problems, and relieving fluid retention and swelling.
  • Curing auto-immune disorder.
  • Healing arthritis.
  • Nourishing the digestive, skeletal, glandular and urinary system.
  • Cleansing the blood, liver and bowel.
  • Lowering cholesterol levels.
  • Preventing strokes.
  • Healing whooping cough.

2 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

just found your blog and love it... lots of great info...

Fae Kieran said...

Thank you! I love to share my knowledge with the world!

Blessed Be!
Fae

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