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Alfalfa: it is digestive, alkalizing, nourishing and anti-inflammatory

 

The Alfalfa , Medicago sativa , is a perennial legume native to Asia that can reach 80 cm high. It has trifoliate leaves and inflorescences with purple clustered flowers.

It is a plant that adapts well both to hot climates with a lack of water and to low temperatures.

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Properties of alfalfa, Medicago Sativa

Contains vitamins A, of group B (B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12), C, D, E, K and P, minerals such as calcium, cobalt, boron, copper, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, sodium, zinc, selenium or chromium, vegetable proteins , flavonoids, chlorophyll, coumarins, digestive enzymes, saponins, phytosterols and phytoestrogens.

This is why alfalfa has antiarthritic, alkalizing, antibacterial, anticolestaemic, antidiabetic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, anthemorrhagic, antirheumatic, aperitive and antiviral properties.

ALFALFA Benefits and medicinal uses of alfalfa

It is very useful for virus or bacterial infections

Fight anemia

Strengthens hair and prevents hair loss

It is indicated for hypothyroidism

It is used for prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate gland

It is a plant that helps purify the body because it favors the elimination of toxins

Reduce symptoms of menopause

Helps regulate blood sugar, being excellent for diabetes

Improves osteoarthritis

Fight cold sores

It is very beneficial for gout or hyperuricemia

Reduce fever

Helps increase muscle mass

It is recommended for cases of arthritis

Collaborate in the prevention of osteoporosis

Urinary tract infections, such as cystitis and urethritis

It improves menstruation disorders such as painful periods or dysmenorrhea.

Home remedies with alfalfa

  • For medicinal uses with alfalfa the roots, the stem, the leaves, the fruits and the seeds are used.
  • You can add alfalfa to the leaf to prepare your green juices and you will avoid anemia, have strong and healthy hair, take care of your bones and keep your immune system resistant.
  • Improve and stimulate the functioning of your metabolism by including alfalfa leaves in salads or other dishes.
  • If you germinate its seeds you will be multiplying its medicinal and nutritional properties. Here you can see how to germinate .
  • Prepare an oil infused with the plant to improve arthritis, osteoarthritis and tired muscles by giving a gentle massage.

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