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Red Clover Blossoms (Organic) - 1 oz.

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    COMMON NAME
    Standardized: red clover

    BOTANICAL NAME
    Trifolium pratense L.
    Plant Family: Fabaceae

    OVERVIEW
    Red clover is a low growing perennial, native to northwest Africa, Asia, and Europe. It has since been naturalized and cultivated in many parts of the world, including North America. The flower heads are collected in full bloom, during the summer months.

    Druids believed that it could ward off evil spells and witches, while Medieval Christians believed that the three lobbed leaves were associated with the trinity and the four lobbed leaves as a symbol of the cross.

    PARTS USED
    Dried aerial portions, leaf and flower.

    TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
    Tea and extracts. Can be powdered and encapsulated.

    REFERENCES
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=16373244&dopt=Abstract

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=12161042&dopt=Abstract

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=19031218&dopt=Abstract

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Retrieve&listuids=15226466&dopt=Abstract

    Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann pg. 590

    PRECAUTIONS
    No known precautions.
    We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

    This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

    Source: Mountain Rose Herbs

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