There are studies which show Alfalfa to lower cholesterol levels by 25 % when monkeys, rats, and rabbits were fed high cholesterol diets.
Alfalfa has been shown to help in bleeding disorders. It has been used to treat diabetes and malfunctioning thyroid glands. The saponin contents benefit the cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive systems.
Alfalfa has been shown to possess antibacterial action and show anti-tumor activity. Finally, some work suggests that Alfalfa inactivates carcinogens (known cancer causing chemicals) before they have a chance to cause any bodily harm.
It is used therapeutically for arthritis, a wide range of intestinal and skin disorders, liver problems, breath and body odor and even cancer.
Alfalfa is a member of the legume family. It contains 8 essential amino acids, 4 times the amount of vitamin C as found in citrus juices, and it is rich in vitamin K (which is a friend to women suffering from morning sickness). The leaves contain lots of beta-carotene for a healthy immune system, skin, and internal mucous membranes. It is considered one of the most reliable sources of vitamin E for animals. It helps to prevents ulcers apparently because it is very, very, high in calcium. Alfalfa is the basis for liquid chlorophyll, with a balance of chemical and mineral constituents identical to human hemoglobin. Alfalfa contains all the known vitamins and minerals for life and it neutralizes acids and poisons. It has a natural ability to stimulate and feed the Pituitary gland, and for vegetarians who lack enough B-12, Alfalfa is a rich source of that vitamin. All green plants contain a natural fluoride and Alfalfa is no exception. This hardens bones and teeth. (This is not the artificially produced product from aluminum manufacturing, which is toxic and poisonous to the system.) Alfalfa, because of its high nutritive value will increase both the quality and quantity of Mother’s milk.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1-2 t of dried leaves and let steep for 10-20 minutes
Alterative: This herb cleanses, stimulates, and aids in the efficient removal of waste products
Anodyne: This herb reduces pain
Anti-pyretic: This herb reduces fever
Anti-rheumatic: This herb prevents and relieves rheumatism
Anti-scorbutic: This herb prevents and relieves scurvy (which is caused by not getting enough Vitamin C)
Aperitive: This herbs stimulates the appetite
Aromatic: This herb contains volatile, essential oils that aid digestion and relieves gas.
Depurative: This herb cleans or purifies blood by promoting eliminative functions.
Diuretic: This herb increases the secretion and flow of urine
Galactogogue: This herb promotes the flow of milk
Nutritive: This herb helps with the process of assimilating food and has the property of nourishing
Stomachic: This herb strengthens stomach function
Tonic: This herb restores, nourishes, and supports the entire body; a substance that exerts a gently strengthening effect on the body