Alfalfa is a good laxative and diuretic that helps to improve digestion, and also relieves from excess fluid. Hence Alfalfa proves successful use for arthrosis, rheumatism, cellulitis, diabetes mellitus, edema and gout prevention. After all, these diseases often appear precisely because of water retention in body.
Alfalfa has diuretic properties in combination with anti-inflammatory medications useful in pyelonephritis, prostatitis, cystitis and urolithiasis treatment.
In gynecological practice, isoflavonoids, which are part of Alfalfa, help treat endometriosis and other hormone-related diseases. They will also be useful in menopause, to alleviate symptoms and overcome lack of hormones in female body.
Means containing Alfalfa, strengthen immunity and give a charge of vivacity due to high concentration of vitamins, minerals and vegetable proteins. Alfalfa will help overcome common weakness, nervousness, irritability, loss of strength, physical and mental fatigue.
It also improves digestion of food and, accordingly, digestive processes. In this case, stomach walls will become more elastic, which will benefit well-being.
Alfalfa is also desirable to add to diet of pregnant women and lactating mothers, since it contains calcareous substances useful for development and growth of baby’s bones.
This product is also desirable to add to diet of pregnant and lactating mothers, since it contains calcareous substances useful for the development and growth of baby’s bones. But do not forget to consult your doctor in advance.
Vitamin K is useful for the liver and improving clotting factor. If this vitamin is deficient, even from a slight physical impact on body, hematomas may appear.
For cataracts and farsightedness prevention, it is recommended for elderly people to add to diet germinated seeds of Alfalfa plant.
With bruises or insect bites, seeds of Alfalfa must be mixed with water to make a paste. Cover the bite with this mixture, and pain will reduce.
It is used to fight bad breath. This property is achieved due to a large dose of chlorophyll, which is often used in air fresheners. A small piece of juicy will help to cope with an unpleasant smell and relieve you of feelings about it.
Indications: Alfalfa treats jaundice and blood clotting, therapeutic properties of Alfalfa, effective in diseases of kidneys and joints, are actively used.
Other medical use areas of Alfalfa:
- rheumatism, arthritis and gout;
- urethritis and cystitis;
- stomach ulcer;
- duodenum ulcer.
Greens and seeds (beans) of alfalfa contain:
- fatty acids;
- bitter and tannic substances;
- organic acids;
- flavonoids (genisten, daidzein, etc.);
- essential oils;
- plant steroids;
- hormone-like substances;
- vitamins C, D, E, K and group B;
- minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, etc.).
Do not use Alfalfa in any form with systemic lupus erythematosus. If you are taking means to reduce blood clotting, consult with your doctor beforehand if you can add this herb to diet. The vitamin K contained in Alfalfa can interfere with treatment.
With autoimmune disorders, exacerbation of gastric diseases and allergies to legumes, you should ask doctor’s permission, otherwise Alfalfa can cause significant health damage.
These are all the main contraindications regarding use of Alfalfa for medicinal purposes. It remains only an individual intolerance, which, however, is extremely rare. Before consumption, it is advisable to carry out a course treatment with lacto – and bifidobacteria.
With their help, stomach is easier to absorb a large amount of fiber contained in Alfalfa, and there will be unpleasant reactions of gastrointestinal tract, such as flatulence, diarrhea or constipation.
It is an ideal option for diseases’ prevention and improving overall body tone to make salads with young shoots of medulla and fresh green-orange juice. If you include dishes with Alfalfa sprouts in your diet, it will help to forget about heartburn, flatulence, digestion and reduce risk of gastrointestinal ailments exacerbations.
Fresh from Alfalfa – excellent remedy against chronic fatigue, with overwork and nervousness, especially in children. With frequent nasal bleeding and severe stages of hemorrhoids, you can take fresh juice – 25 gr per day. Single bleeding from the nose can be stopped with a cotton swab dipped in Alfalfa mixture.
To grow and strengthen hair, you do not need to Alfalfa use mixture orally – you can rinse your hair with infusion and rub it lightly into scalp.