Enjoy all the benefits of alfalfa and relief your gastric problems drinking its tea!
Alfalfa - Medicago Sativa L.
Used part: Stem, Leaf
Alfalfa is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family. It is also known as lucerne, purple alfalfa, true alfalfa, meadow worms. One of the most recurrent uses of alfalfa is in the preparation of some dishes, since it is endowed with flavor and highly nutritious. It contains appreciable levels of protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins C, E and K, and beta-carotene.
Alfalfa has long been linked to the treatment of some diseases. Its natural properties made it effective in combating gastric ulcers, pain caused by arthritis and to stop fluid retention. However, with the advancement of study techniques, other health benefits were eventually discovered. It has been proven by scientists that alfalfa can be used in the treatment of heart disease, strokes and cancer.
According to animal studies, alfalfa helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, as well as deposit plaques on the walls of the arteries. As a form of cancer prevention, the plant sticks to the cancer cells in the intestine, causing the body to expel them more easily. Its properties do not stop there. Alfalfa lowers blood sugar levels, combats kidney problems, bladder diseases, prostate problems, asthma, arthritis, stomach upset, ulcers, anemia, scurvy, circulatory problems, lack of appetite, cystitis, rheumatism, fights bad breath.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Excessive stress
- Poor appetite
- Poor digestion
- Liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Add 2 tablespoons of herb to 1 liter of water
- Let it boil for 5 minutes
- Turn off the heat and set aside for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to drink:
Take a glass of tea for 4 days a week, intersperse and repeat the dose other times.
No side effects have been reported related to the consumption of alfalfa and its tea, but consumption is contraindicated for patients taking treatments that have anticoagulants such as aspirin or warfarin. One should also avoid the ingestion of a large quantity of the shoots, because they have alkaloids.