The people around the world, from ancient times have applied alfalfa because of its useful properties. Today Alfalfa is commonly used as animal food and ignored as food supplement for humans. Today’s scientific research confirms that parts of Alfalfa which growe above the ground (foliage) are in rich beta-carotene, vitamins B, C , E and vitamin K, as well as minerals: potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron | em. Calcium and phosphorus are essential for the normal growth and development of bones and teeth.
Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) helps with:
- body strengthening,
- acute and chronic disorders of digestive tract,
Due to the high level of chlorophyll, alfalfa exhibits certain detoxifying effects. Word Alfalfa is of Arab origin and it means “father”. Alfalfa got to wear this “title” probably because of its useful properties, as well as the effects in terms of body strengthening.
Alfalfa helps with both acute and chronic disorders of the digestive tract. Since Alfalfa contains vitamin U (like cabbage) it helps with flatulence, ulcers and loss of appetite. This vitamin (vitamin U) is often applied with peptic ulcers (peptic ulcer can occur on e esophagus, stomach or intestine mucous. This occurs due to the loss of mucous resistance to corrosive gastric juice which creates “wounds” on mucous) Alkali effect of Alfalfa is very effective with this problem because it neutralize acidic gastric and / or intestinal contents. This herb helps the absorption and incorporation of many substances in the body, such as carbohydrates, proteins, calcium and iron as well as some other trace elements. With nursing mothers it enhances the secretion of milk.
Since it contains high doses of fat-soluble vitamins that can build up in the body, alfalfa should not be taken more than three months and then have to take a break for two months. Biologist Frank Bonner called alfalfa “the great healer” because, according to scientific research results, this plant contains 8 vitally important enzymes. In addition, in every 100 g of lucerne (Alfalfa), can be found by 8000 IU (International units) of vitamin A and 20,000 to 80,000 IU of Vitamin K.
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of ALFALFA with 200 ml of non-fat yogurt (0% fat), or you can mix it with 200 ml of tea or warm water.
ALFALFA (100g) – Organic herbal powder can be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers and children.