Alfalfa herb

What is Alfalfa History?

Alfalfa is one of the worlds most prized crops. Since the dawn of history, people have utilized this plant. Alfalfa seeds and leaves contain medicinal properties that help to reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

Alfalfa is unique  because it’s a plant that contains many essential minerals. It has a long root system that can reach as much as 60 feet underground. This system allows alfalfa to absorb the earths  has an extensive root system that can reach as far as 60 feet underground. This allows aflfalfa to not only absorb minerals that are not available on the surface soil but also reach  higher quantities of vitamins and minerals than your typical plant.

History of Alfalfa History

Alfalfa herbs is one of the earth’s oldest herbs. In ancient China, the farmers fed this herb as a vegetable for general health maintainence. In traditional Chinese medicine, it began to be used to treat appetite and digestive problems. In India, alfalfa was used to treat ulcers and arthritis pain and for fluid retention problems. In ancient Arabia, farmers fed alfalfa to their horses, believing this herb made them strong. Alfafa was introduced in the Americas by the Spaniards. The pioneers used it for their cattle’s as well as for boils, arthritis, scurvy, cancer, and bowel problems.

 

Medicinal Benefits of Alflafa

 

Heart Disease- studies show that alfalfa leaves and seeds lower blood cholesterol levels.  Bad cholesterol raise the risk of heart diseases and strokes. Alfalfa seeds have been shown to lower cholesterol for people with high cholesterol.

Cancer- alfalfa seed help to neutralize cancer causing substances in intestine and helps speed up carcinogens in the colon

To Strengthen Immunity and Circulation

According to medical research, alfalfa has a wide variety of nutritional benefits. Vitamins A, C, E, and K and key minerals including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron are high in alfalfa. It is also a rich source of chlorophyll, Because of this alfalfa can be used a nutrition supplement. All of these vitamins, minerals and proteins help improve the immunity of the human body.

For Arthritis, Gout and Bursitis

 

Uric Acid is responsible for much of the pain caused by arthritis. Alfalfa helps to neutralize  the buildup of the acid therefore giving some relief to the sufferer. Likewise, Alfalfa helps to treat muscular aches and pain

To Support Healthy Blood Sugar

Many people have claimed that alfalfa helps control their blood sugar. Although no scientific evidence backs this claim, the nutrients in alfalfa have a proven positive effect on blood sugar. Potassium and chromium help convert blood sugars into glycogen which prevent insulin from rising

 

Other Medicinal Benefits

  • Detoxes the liver
  • Supports pituitary gland
  • Alkalines the entire body
  • For morning sickness
  • Increases energy
  • Promotes health teeth
  • Reduces fatigue

 

Safety Concerns

Alfalfa seeds contain potentially toxic amino acid canavaine. If you eat enough seeds, it can cause an irreversible blood disorder can pancytopenia. Do not take more than recommended amounts of seeds.

  • Has properties that can induce lupus
  • Pregnant and nursing women should avoid use
  • Do not give to children under 2. For older children adjust amount as recommended. If over 65, start with a lower dosage.
  • May cause allergic reactions particularly if used with other drugs. Always consult your physician

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