Benefits of Alfalfa

The benefits of Alfalfa date back to the sixth century when the Chinese used it to treat kidney stones. Alfalfa is a continuing herb that grows in many climates. It grows about 3 feet tall and has flowers that are a blue shade of violet.

The leaves of the alfalfa plant are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and a variety of other minerals and nutrients. Alfalfa supplements are loaded with protein, vitamin E and vitamin K. The leaves of the plant contain eight essential amino acids.

Benefits of Alfalfa Supplements

Alfalfa is an excellent laxative and a natural diuretic. It is very helpful in the treatment of urinary tract infections. It is also known to work in the treatment of kidney, bladder and prostate disorders. It alkalizes and detoxifies the body and is particularly useful for the liver.

Another benefit is that Alfalfa helps the function of your pituitary gland. It is also used for arthritis, diabetes, asthma and hay fever. North American Indians used alfalfa to treat jaundice and to encourage blood clotting.

If you have an auto immune problem, avoid using this herb. Alfalfa may also cause an upset stomach and diarrhea.

Always remember to consult a physician before taking this or any supplement.

Make sure that your multi-supplement is manufactured at a facility following strict GMP compliance. These are the same standards that pharmaceutical drug manufacturers have to follow. This is essential, since herbs are considered a dietary supplement and manufacturers do not have to guarantee their product or what the actual ingredients are!

more than benefits of alfalfa on our Herbal Nutritional Supplement page

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