benefits of clovers
Benefits of Clover Plant
Found in Europe, Central Asia, Northern Africa and Australia, the clover is a plant with numerous medicinal properties.
Description of Clover PlantThere are two types of clover: white clover and the red clover.
White clover is a small, perennial, herbaceous plant, having its stem recumbent on the ground, from which its roots emerge. The leaves are trifoliated, sometimes spotted with white or a darker colored stain. Its flowers are white or slightly pink colored; as they bloom they turn darker toward a shade of brown.
The parts used from this plant are the flowers, leaves and the stem.
Properties and benefits of Clover PlantClovers and especially the red ones have bioactive components: calcium, lecithin, chromium, magnesium, potassium, silicium, vitamins A, E, C, B2, and B3.
Red clover is also considered one of the richest sources of isoflavon. Isoflavons are efficient in treating some forms of cancer and can even eliminate some cancerous cells. Studies have proved that clovers can protect against the development of breast cancer cells. Also, clover can reduce the risk of lymphatic, ovary and breast cancer.
The herb reduces breast inflammations (mastitis) and breast pains. It detoxifies the lymph, lungs, liver, kidneys, and blood. In cases of gout, it is useful for decreasing the concentration of uric acid.
Clover is a good expectorant; it soothes the spasms of the bronchi, convulsive cough and children's cough. It is also anti-asthmatic. It reduces the symptoms affections such as syphilis; it stimulates biliary secretion and relaxes the muscles.
The herb has other uses too: it decongests the salivary glands, decreases arthritis pains, and reduces ocular inflammations. It has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, adjusting the psycho-emotional balance and contributing to the development of communication abilities.
Also, in cases of a tuberculous nature, it reduces ganglionary inflammations, the effects concerning menopause and premenopause, hot flashes, depressive states and palpitations, being an excellent vaginal and urinal relaxant.
In external use, it is dermatomic, being used in treating acne, psoriasis, eczemas, insect stings, abscesses or ulcerations. Red clover is also used for detoxifying the blood.