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  Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)  
 
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A common flowering herb that has traditionally been used to treat coughs and skin problems. The recommended dosage is 1 to 3 cups of tea, twice daily. There are no contraindications.
 

 
 

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) can help with the following:
 
 
Infections  Lyme Disease
 Red clover cleanses the bloodstream and is a good tonic.

Organ Health

  COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
 Red Clover tincture has long been a treatment for whooping cough and bronchitis.

Uro-Genital

  Female Infertility
 Red clover blossom may act as a female fertility enhancer. It contains several estrogen-like compounds which may promote fertility in estrogen-deficient women. [Duke, J. A. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs: 489. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985]

  Menopausal Status / Issues
 Red clover extract (80mg per day of isoflavones for a 12 month period) reduced the number of hot flashes in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 30 women who had not had a period for over 12 months and were experiencing more than five hot flashes per day. [Reported at the North American Menopause Society 12th Annual Meeting, Oct 4-6, 2001, New Orleans, LA.]

However, a review of other studies did not support this finding. [Ann Intern Med 2002;137(10): pp.805-13]
 
 


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May do some good
Likely to help