Alfalfa, also known as Lucerne, is a member of the pea family and is native to western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region.
LifeSource Vitamins Organic Alfalfa is a natural source of protein, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The leaves contain protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and the coagulant, vitamin K. They also contain trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and carotene.
Alfalfa has been shown helpful for:
- High Cholesterol*
- Digestive aid, appetite stimulant and an overall tonic.*
- Nutritional Support for the digestive, skeletal, glandular and urinary systems*
- Menopausal Symptoms (e.g. Hot Flashes)*
- Upset Stomach*
- Bladder Support*
- Kidney Stones*
Along with its other amazing qualities, it has been found that alfalfa contains Vitamin U. Dr. Garnett Chaney, well-known food scientist of Stanford University, CA, has published his findings on Vitamin U, and asserts that it has great possibilities as as aid for peptic ulcers. In fact, according to the record, 80% of the ulcers so treated were healed.
Due to its phytoestrogens, Alfalfa helps maintain appropriate hormonal balance in women. Alfalfa is a good diuretic and also has some laxative properties. It also works well for urinary tract infections, and kidney, bladder and prostrate disorders. The latest and greatest discovery of Alfalfa is the benefits that it might provide for lowering cholesterol because there are certain agents in Alfalfa that stick to cholesterol which keeps it from remaining in the blood stream. Furthermore, it may also have a very strong relationship with lowering blood sugar levels.
Alfalfa is the richest land grown source of trace minerals. The roots of this perennial plant burrow deep into the soil and absorb the important trace minerals and elements such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Combined with chlorophyll and other organic salts, these factors seem to balance the so-called salt system of the body and act as a natural diuretic.
The use of alfalfa increases one's alkaline reserves and helps to offset the enervating effect of fatigue acids. It is beneficial to who have kidney or bladder trouble because it makes excretion of the kidney less acid and therefore less irritating to the urinary tract.
The U.S.Dept. of Agriculture states that while the average fruit or vegetable is from one to ten units alkaline, alfalfa is 130 units alkaline.
This alkaline nature makes the use of anti-acid tablets for digestion unnecessary.
Chlorophyll is plentiful in alfalfa, and chlorophyll is known as a body cleanser, infection fighter and nature's deodorizer.
This wonder of nature possesses the property of breaking down poisonous carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen in turn, thus inhibiting or reducing the action of anaerobic bacteria. Try this experiment. If your dog has bad odor or bad smelly breath try crushing a couple of alfalfa tabs on his food.
So what makes this plant so extraordinary? What about it is so powerful and beneficial, not only to the human body, but to agriculture and other animals alike? To begin, the alfalfa plant is just that, a plant. When something is naturally derived and an evolved product of the Earth, the benefits that arise from using it are abundant. The alfalfa plant is naturally high in many essential vitamins, including A, D, E, K, and even the full family of B vitamins. Each individual vitamin has an abundance of health benefits in itself, making them crucial to overall human health. It is surprising for so many different types of vitamins to be present in just one plant, which makes the lure of consuming this plant all the more greater.
Not only does the alfalfa plant contain a full spectrum of important vitamins, but it is also loaded with extremely important minerals such as biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, and many others. The alfalfa plant is also super high in protein, especially when dried. The alfalfa plant has an unusual, extensive root system that can reach as far as 60 feet into the soil. This is what allows the plant to absorb more vitamins and minerals than the average plant, further giving credentials to its title as, "The king of all foods."
The alfalfa plant, along with many other ancient herbs, has a list of health benefits that are nearly endless. In past experiences, it has been found that regularly ingesting alfalfa can aid in flushing the bowels of built up toxins. In addition, the alfalfa herb has been used widely for diuretic purposes. This is especially common among people who had been experiencing things like heavy water retention or urinary tract infections. Using a natural herb as a laxative or diuretic is much more beneficial than using an over the counter remedy, because there aren't any added man-made chemicals or compounds that could further irritate the situation.
The alfalfa herb is believed to have a direct connection to lowering cholesterol, which is once again in direct connection with all of the positive vitamins and minerals it contains. The alfalfa herb is very good at detoxifying and better purifying the blood. As a result, regular consumption of alfalfa can lower blood pressure and balance hormones. The alfalfa plant has beneficial healing properties against bad breath, sore or achy joints, imbalanced skin conditions, and it even increases immune system functionality. When consumed regularly, it acts as an alternative to over the counter pain medicines for headaches or migraines because of its high calcium and magnesium levels.
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