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.