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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.
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(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]
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Proceeding from an assessment of Lucern's governing elite, whose economic outlooks seemed to have been connected to, if not driven by, religious Catholic policies--after all, the town's fiscal health depended on its exportation of mercenary forces especially to the Roman curia--the author cogently entitles the second chapter, "Eine Kriegsstadt frommer Frauen," a war town of pious women (34).
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