Red Clover

Red clover is a plant that is very common.  In fact, if you live in Europe or North America, you probably have some growing outside somewhere near you right now! 

The flowering head of the red clover increases urine production, improves blood circulation, encourages bone growth, fends off osteoperosis, helps to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, and acts as a sedative.  Red clover is a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin C. It has also shown signs of anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities.  If you are taking hormone supplements, such as birth control pills, it should be avoided due to the estrogen properties in the plant. 

– Miranda Vivian



  1. allgnostic said,

    August 4, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    If red clover has estrogen properties, would that mean that it would be good to utilize for pre-menpoausal issues?

  2. Aftermath said,

    August 26, 2007 at 12:03 am


    – Miranda Vivian

  3. Valnurana said,

    August 29, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    When using herbs for “female issues”, or any other reason, be careful to start slowly. Sometimes they can have the opposite effect from what you expected. I found that Black Cohosh, lauded for being a palliative for hot flashes, actually made mine much worse. This is obviously not the case for everyone, but it serves as a warning that each person’s reaction will be different and you should always approach these things with some sense and caution.

  4. Jocuri Copii said,

    October 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Good plant.

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