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 women were separated into two groups of 30 each, in which 30 drank 150ml Red Clover extract per day for 12 weeks, whilst the other 30 drank a masked placebo product.
Caption: An antimicrobial compound in red clover can benefit cattle.
The analysis results showed that germination capacity of seeds of red clover, hybrid ryegrass, and meadow fescue reached up to 95-97%.
Brown and red color formation of the red clover seed lot is derived from aging of the seeds (Brown and Hillman, 1906).
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).
This study from Austria aimed to evaluate the effect of isoflavones derived from red clover (Trifolium pratense) extracts (MF11RCE) over anxiety and depressive symptoms among postmenopausal women.
Results: Reductions in number of vasomotor symptoms after a 12-month intervention were as follows: black cohosh (34%), red clover (57%), placebo (63%) and CEE/MPA (94%), with only CEE/MPA differing significantly from placebo.
Unlike other common dietary feeds for the ruminant, biohydrogenation of 18:2n-6 and 18:3n-3 is lower in red clover (Trifolium pratense) relative to grass silage thus delivering more PUFA through to milk (Al-Mabruk et al.
com tested supplements made with black cohosh, soy isoflavones, and red clover isoflavones, as well as progesterone creams.
Village greens and covered bridges abound/with red clover on the tree-lined streets/of each small town throughout the//Green Mountain State.
At face value that means women currently on the evening primrose oil, red clover or sage leaf - and that's about 40% of UK women in the menopause - are wasting their time, effort and cash.