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Alfalfa: Fun Facts and How to Use Alfalfa


Evidence of cultivated alfalfa was as far back as 6000 years ago and was domestically grown between 1000 to 2000 B.C.
Medicinal use of alfalfa leaf is known as far back as 200 A.D. in China, where it was used for stomach ailments and to stimulate appetite.

Native Americans used the plants as food.

Internal Use

Where to Get It

You can buy tea quality Alfalfa here


Steep 10 to 15 minutes. 1 teaspoon dried alfalfa leaf to 2 cups boiling water



Alfalfa leaf is a commonly used feed for dairy cattle.
Alfalfa leaf is used as a leaf ingredient to add nutrition to some baby foods.

Alfalfa is an indirect influencer of the honey industry as it supplies bees the pollen for alfalfa honey.

Alfalfa sprouts are a staple in raw diets.

Dried Alfalfa and Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Alfalfa Sprout, Avocado, and Cream Cheese Sandwich (please you had me at avocado)

As with anything, check with your doctor before beginning any sort of medical or herbal therapy! Happy herbaling!

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