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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Red Clover

"Red clover is used for cancer prevention, indigestion, high cholesterol, whooping cough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  Some women use red clover for symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness (mastalgia); and for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  Red clover is applied to the skin for skin cancer, skin sores, burns, and chronic skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis (5)."

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"Proponents claim that red clover is useful for relieving menopausal symptoms because it contains chemicals that are similar to the hormone estrogen. They also claim that the herb suppresses coughs (particularly whooping cough) and slows blood clotting. According to some practitioners, people who take prescription blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (Coumadin), may be able to reduce their dosage by taking red clover supplements.
Other supporters claim that red clover is effective for treating cancers of the breast, ovaries, and lymphatic system, although available scientific evidence does not support this. A few claim that the herb acts as an antibiotic, an appetite suppressant, and a relaxant. Some believe that red clover preparations can be used to help speed wound healing and ease chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis (6)."

"Additional possible health benefits of red clover tea include: Treatment of infection, the reduction of cholesterol; a lowered risk of some types of cancer; a cleansing of the blood; helping to reduce certain types of heart disease and blood clots, as well as increase the flow of blood through the arteries; a lowered risk of bone density loss (a symptom of menopause) (1)."

"The health benefits of red clover are numerous.
First and foremost, red clover has good amounts of vitamins, proteins and minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon, as well as vitamins A, B-12, E and K. It is also a source of other nutrients, including niacin, thiamine and vitamin C. 

It contains the minerals needed by bodily glands, thus frequent use can assist in bringing about hormonal balance. Red clover also helps to sooth the nerves.
In addition, red clover has been found to contain isoflavones, antioxidants, as well as a few substances with anti-tumor properties
Red clover flowers have been documented to have the following properties.

  • alterative
  • antispasmodic
  • diuretic
  • expectorant - used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and similar type conditions
  • sedative
  • tonicIt is also written that the benefits of red clover extend to those suffering from the following conditions.
  • acne
  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • cholesterol levels - helps to regulate it
  • colds
  • coughs, including whooping cough - often used in the form of syrup
  • digestion - improves it, by stimulating production of digestive chemicals and bile
  • eczema
  • flatulence - relieves it
  • infections - aids with healing
  • infertility - helps improve fertility
  • lymphatic swelling
  • piles - applied locally to alleviate the condition
  • prostate health - promotes it
  • skin eruptions
  • sore throats
  • Red clover and menopause
    The health benefits of red clover extend especially to women undergoing menopause - red clover has been used for many years as a remedy for the symptoms of menopause. According to researchers, this effect is due to the isoflavones, a form of phytoestrogens (water-soluble plant chemicals which act like estrogens), which are present in red clover. Among the symptoms which can be alleviated include hot flashes and mood swings.
    Red clover the blood purifier
    Another of the famous health benefits of red clover is that it is also a known effective liver and blood purifier. The red clover herb is part of several well-known herbal formulas, including some versions of Essiac Tea, Dr Richard Schulze's Detox Formula, the Hoxey Formula, as well as Dr John Christopher's Red Clover Combination.
    Dr Christopher is one of the greatest and most well-known herbalists and natural healers of all-time, while Dr Schulze is one of the best around today. Dr Schulze describes the herbs in his Detox Formula as "classic and traditional blood and lymph cleansing tonics and the ones that I used successfully for many years in my clinic".
    Further, red clover forms part of Jason Winters Tea - click here to read the story of Sir Jason Winters' battle against cancer using herbs.
    Red clover and cancer
    In old medical literature, red clover is cited several times as being successfully used to treat several forms of cancer, usually external cancers which are treated both topically and internally (i.e. consumption of red clover tea or other forms).
    Dr Christopher was once said to have remarked on the benefits of red clover on cancer, "I just can't help myself... red clover is the antidote for cancer".
    Due to its anti-cancer activity, red clover poultices are also used on cancerous growths visible on the surface of the body.
    Please note that cancer is a serious and multi-factorial disease. It thus needs to be dealt with using a full-spectrum, holistic approach. Using one or two herbs is unlikely to reverse the situation.
    More information on red clover's benefits on health is covered in the other related red clover articles (4)." 

  • "Doctors warn that consumers with estrogen related conditions and cancer should consult their physicians and a holistic medicine expert before attempting to consume red clover tea as a treatment. Additionally, as with most herbal supplements, red clover tea should not be consumed if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Red clover should also not be taken in conjunction with birth control pills or other medications without first consulting your physician.  The majority of information contained in this article was researched from (1)."

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