What is Alfalfa?
Alfalfa is a plant which sends its roots down twenty to thirty feet into the ground and brings up the minerals that are not available on the surface. For this reason, the Arabic word Alfalfa means "father of plants". Alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that play a vital role in the strength and growth of our bones and in the maintenance of a healthy body. It contains protein and vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It also contains calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, and zinc. It can be taken in the form of seeds, leaves or tablets.
What are the Benefits of Alfalfa?
Alfalfa has been used by the Chinese since the sixth century to treat several health conditions. It is considered the richest land source of trace minerals. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients Alfalfa makes an amazing herbal remedy. Its specific benefits include:
- Curing kidney problems, and relieving fluid retention and swelling.
- Curing auto-immune disorder.
- Healing arthritis.
- Nourishing the digestive, skeletal, glandular and urinary system.
- Cleansing the blood, liver and bowel.
- Lowering cholesterol levels.
- Preventing strokes.
- Healing whooping cough.
Uses of Alfalfa
Home Remedy for ArthritisSince alfalfa is very rich in minerals needed for the formation and strengthening of bones, a tea made from alfalfa (especially from its seeds) has shown beneficial results in the treatment of arthritis.
Home Remedy for DiabetesAlfalfa is known to reduce blood sugar levels, and is therefore considered a natural treatment for diabetes.
Remedy for Kidney StonesVitamins A, C, E and Zinc are proven to help dissolve kidney stones. You can find these vitamins and minerals in Alfalfa powder and Alfalfa sprouts.
Natural Treatment for Hair Loss and BaldingThe juice of alfalfa, in combination with equal amounts of carrot and lettuce juice, taken daily, assists in the growth of hair to an amazing extent. The combination of these juices is rich in elements which are especially helpful for the growth of hair and the prevention of hair loss.
Alfalfa also works as a detoxifier, infection fighter and cleanser, and is particularly noted for its diuretic effect, helping to expel retained fluid from the body. It is good for colon disorders and helps detoxify the liver. Chinese healers in the 6th Century used Alfalfa to treat kidney stones and to relieve fluid retention and swelling.
How to consume Alfalfa ?
Alfalfa can be consumed in the form of powder or tablets which are available at Organic Sansar.