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alfalfa

an herb that is grown throughout the world.
uses This herb is used for poor appetite, hay fever and asthma, and high cholesterol. It may also be used as a nutrient source.
contraindications Alfalfa is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in children, in persons using blood thinners, or in those with known hypersensitivity to it.

alfalfa

A bushy perennial that is a rich source of vitamins C, D, E and K, which is used primarily as animal fodder, though health-food advocates have made many extravagant claims for its use, including cancer treatmnet; alfalfa is administered internally for alcoholism, caries and diabetes, as well as bladder inflammation, gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, constipation, indigestion) and halitosis.

al·fal·fa

(al-fal'fă)
(Medicago sativa) A form of ground cover used as animal feed and as a nutritional supplement in humans. Sometimes eaten in salads. Many drug interactions are reported.
Synonym(s): lucerne, purple medick.
[Sp., fr. Ar. al-fasfasah]

alfalfa,

n Latin name:
Medicago sativa L.; parts used: buds, seeds (budding), entire plant; uses: diuretic, stomach disorders, arthritis, increase blood clotting, treat boils and bites; precautions: pregnancy, patients with lupus erythematosus; can cause hypotension, photosensitivity, and bleeding. Also called
buffalo herb, lucerne, purple medic, or
purple medick.

alfalfa

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