Alfalfa: Fun Facts and How to Use Alfalfa

History

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.

alf1Internal Use

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Nourishment for long illnesses or convalescence
  • Kidney and bladder conditions
  • Prostate conditions
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Upset Stomach
  • Low iron in blood
  • Weak bones and joints
  • Low calcium
  • Overall blood health and cleansing
  • Aids in digestion
  • Morning sickness
  • Aids in the health of teeth
  • Nursing (aids in milk production)

Where to Get It

You can buy tea quality Alfalfa here

Preparation

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

 

Extras

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.alf2

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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