red clover


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red clover

a preparation of the flower heads of Trifolium pratense, used internally for coughs and respiratory symptoms and externally for chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Fringe medicine A flower said to provide a sense of calm
Herbal medicine An herb that contains coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, and salicylates. Red clover is antispasmodic, expectorant and mildly sedative
Toxicity Red clover is a phytooestrogen and should not be used in pregnancy or given to young children

red clover,

n Latin name:
Trifolium pratense; part used: flowering tops; uses: blood purifier, chemoprevention, menopausal complaints, skin conditions; precautions: patients at risk for hormone-sensitive can-cers; those taking anticoagulants or undergoing hormone therapy. Also called
wild clover, purple clover, or
trefoil.

red clover

trifoliumpratense.
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The analysis results showed that germination capacity of seeds of red clover, hybrid ryegrass, and meadow fescue reached up to 95-97%.
Several RCTs have been conducted on Promensil[R], an extract of red clover leaf and flower standardised for isoflavone content, administered in a 500 mg tablet containing 40 mg per tablet of total isoflavones.
The physiological activity of red clover was discovered by Australian scientists in the 1940s, when it was found to have strong anti-estrogenic effects in sheep later attributed to high concentrations of isoflavones (Bennetts and Underwood 1951).
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2006) reported that switching from grass to red clover silage feeding altered the ruminal microbial population and that this may partly explain the difference in lipolytic activity during red clover feeding (Figure 3).
When these cell cultures were treated with red clover isoflavones, the androgenic effects of DHEA were reversed.
SYDNEY, Australia, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following an extensive review of capacity, quality, and technical capabilities, Novogen Limited advises it will source its worldwide requirements for isoflavones for use in the production of its consumer products Promensil and Trinovin from a red clover extraction facility in Switzerland.
It contains Austrian Winter Pea, Buckwheat, Dwarf Essex Rape, and Mammoth Red Clover.
He describes over 250 species ranging from the rarest and most prized such as the snowy trillium to the lowly skunk cabbage and the surprisingly useful red clover.
Extracts from soy and red clover failed to lessen hot flashes beyond the placebo effect, the scientists report in the May 3 Journal of the American Medical Association.
I had heard plenty about growing red clover in a vegetable bed between the harvesting of one crop and the sowing of another but had never heard about yellow clover.
A warm infusion of either Marigold flower (Calendula Officianalis) or Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) will stimulate the glands and soften their contents.