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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.

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Alfalfa was cut at early bud (June 15/16), late bud (June 26/27), and early flower (July 18/19), both in the afternoon (18:00 h) and the following morning (06:00 h).
Alfalfa is important hay in ruminant nutrition due to its excellent nutritional values, including digestible protein, vitamins and minerals.
The objective of this study was to identify useful genes/enzymes in alfalfa leaves response to cold and heat stresses.
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The texture of soil samples for control site is mainly dominated by sand fraction that amounted to 67-92% in soil samples of alfalfa farms and to 65.
The objective of this study was to introduce a relationship between microbial consortium and alfalfa as an economically feasible and environmentally friendly technique to oil companies to remediate oily sludge contaminated soils.
FGI and Monsanto said the agreement will support the continued expansion of the commercial reach of alfalfa technology offerings such as Roundup Ready Alfalfa and HarvXtra Alfalfa with Roundup Ready Technology, as well as bolster innovation for this crop in the coming seasons.
Rapid growth in the country's dairy and beef industries have increased demand for alfalfa hay both for use in Pakistan and for export to the Middle East and North Africa.
Alfalfa has spread and become popular because of its productivity and high feed value.
Research with surface-irrigated alfalfa has shown that proper water management can increase water-use efficiency while retaining production values such as crop yields and quality (Bali et al.
Alvita was created in 1922 when a group of alfalfa enthusiasts who touted the "vitamins" contained in alfalfa innovated the way the plant was consumed by providing alfalfa in tea bags.
The US Department of Agriculture first moved to approve GM alfalfa in 2005.