General information

Meadow clover

In the whole of central Russia, in Siberia and the Far East, in Europe and even in North Africa, a small flower - clover grows on the meadows and roadsides. In height, it usually reaches no more than 60 cm, the stems of the flower are branched and straight, and the leaves are trifoliate, bright green, rounded in shape.

White or red inflorescences are easy to recognize - they look like rounded heads, consisting of many sharp and thin petals directed upwards. Flowering plants occur in June and July.

Clover chemical composition

The benefits and harms of red clover for the body are explained by its composition. Meadow flower contains:

  • amino acids and glycosides,
  • phytosterols,
  • resins and tannins,
  • small amount of alkaloids,
  • fiber and flavonoids,
  • salicylic acid
  • ketoglutaric and p-coumaric acids,
  • essential oil containing coumarin and furfural,
  • fixed oils,
  • calcium and phosphorus,
  • vitamins B1 and B2,
  • vitamins A, E, K, C and R.

What is useful clover

The properties of a flower are valued in traditional medicine because medicines based on it:

  • have a strengthening effect on the immune system and cleanse the body - a clover is very valuable for the liver,
  • relieve inflammation and fight infectious processes
  • improve metabolism and promote healthy work of the stomach and intestines,
  • strengthen the walls of blood vessels and prevent the occurrence of heart disease, clover from cholesterol is also useful,
  • restore damaged skin, improve the condition of hair and skin,
  • have a disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect in psoriasis, fungi and eczema.

The special advantage of white clover or pap is that its properties thin the blood. The flower serves as a prevention of thrombosis and varicose veins. As for plants with red buds, clover is beneficial for oncology, thanks to coumarin and other components in the composition.

For women

The benefits of clover for a woman’s health are that it relieves gynecological ailments. Infusions and decoctions based on it equalize the hormones and reduce pain. Useful flower helps to improve mood with heavy periods, eases condition during menopause.

What diseases does clover treat?

Traditional medicine recommends using a flower for:

  • treatment of colds, cough, bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis,
  • treatment of cardiovascular diseases
  • lowering cholesterol and cleansing the body of toxins,
  • treatment of diseased joints - the flower helps with osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatism,
  • normalization of digestion - in small quantities will not harm clover during gastritis.

Clover is also very useful for brain vessels - its properties hinder the development of Parkinson's disease.

Broth from the leaves and flowers of clover

From gastric and intestinal ailments, colds and cough, inflammatory processes apply a decoction of clover from flowers and leaflets. Make it as follows:

  • 1 large spoonful of dry raw material is poured a glass of boiled water,
  • bring to a boil over low heat and boil for a minute,
  • removed from the stove and insist closed for another hour.

Cool and filtered decoction can be consumed three times a day, shortly before meals. A single dosage is half a glass - you can not drink large quantities, it will be harmful.

The benefits of clover decoction will help with skin ailments or injuries, eye inflammation. In such situations, the properties of the drink used for washing - gauze or cotton pad moistened with a useful broth and wipe the sore spot.

Clover roots decoction

Clover decoction is widely used for cleaning vessels prepared from plant roots. The remedy also helps cough, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.

  1. 20 g of finely chopped roots pour a glass of boiling water.
  2. Boil for a couple for half an hour.
  3. The finished product is cooled, drained and refilled with clean water to the original volume.

Drink a useful tool on an empty stomach for 1 large spoon. Take a decoction of the roots can be 6 times a day.

Clover Infusion

An effective and easy-to-prepare medicine is clover infusion for cholesterol, dry cough and diarrhea on dry leaves and flowers. To cook it, just pour 2 large spoons of raw material with a glass of boiling water, cover with a lid and hold for an hour. Then the tool is filtered and drunk before meals up to 4 times a day for half a glass.

Alcohol tincture of red clover

Clover tincture on vodka for vessels is popular, its useful properties cannot be overestimated. The tool helps with atherosclerosis and colds, with anemia and chronic fatigue, with elevated cholesterol and hypotension. Clover tincture can gargle your mouth and throat during inflammatory processes. But in this case, it must be half diluted with water, otherwise the result will be harm to the mucous membranes.

To prepare the product, 4 large spoons of dried leaves and flowers are poured into a glass jar, poured with alcohol or vodka and removed for 10 days in a dark place.

The finished product is filtered and taken in minimum dosages - 1 teaspoon before meals, no more than three times a day.

Clover seed tincture

To prepare the tincture on the seeds of a medicinal plant, a large spoonful of seeds is poured with a glass of red wine, and then kept in the steam for half an hour. Indications for clover tincture are, first of all, problems with potency in men, because the remedy is a good aphrodisiac.

For a quality effect, it is necessary to drink the remedy for at least a month, in the amount of 1 large spoon three times a day.

Clover Juice

For therapeutic purposes, you can use the healthy juice obtained from leaves, stalks and flowers. To prepare you need:

  • take fresh raw materials
  • scroll in a meat grinder or grind in a blender,
  • squeeze juice from the obtained slurry through gauze.

In the form of juice, the use of clover for the body is maximum - the drink retains all its beneficial properties, since it does not undergo heat treatment. Means is used inside on one third of a glass three times a day. Juice helps with colds, anemia and inflammatory diseases, with coughing and weakened immunity.

Clover oil extract

A popular treatment for wounds, cuts, ulcers and burns is a plant-based oil extract. A handful of dried flowers and leaves is poured with olive or other vegetable oil and removed in a dark place for 2 weeks.

The use of clover grass in an oil extract is intended only for skin care. It is impossible to use means inside, it will do harm.

Description and chemical composition of meadow clover

Meadow clover - perennial herbaceous medicinal plant of the legume family. The clover stems are branched, up to fifty centimeters high, the leaves are trifoliate, the lower leaves are on long petioles, and the upper ones are short. The flowers are small dark pink or red, collected in the capitate inflorescences. Root clover root, branched with small nodules on the ends. The fruit is a bob with ovoid yellowish seeds.

Clover blooms from May to September and is an excellent honey plant. Medicinal raw materials are grass, flowers and roots of the plant. Flowers are harvested during flowering, tearing along with the top leaves and dried in the shade.

Clover is considered the most valuable medicinal plant, as it has a mass of nutrients that have a beneficial effect on the human body.

Clover leaves and inflorescences contain vitamins and minerals, carotene, salicylic acid, flavonoids, phytoestrogens, tannins, essential and fatty oils, proteins, fats, fiber, and many other useful substances.

Useful properties and application of clover

Clover is a medicinal plant and has long been used in official and traditional medicine, in homeopathy. On the basis of clover, medicines, dietary supplements, syrups and potions are produced, as well as clover is included in fees for the treatment of various diseases.

Clovers are made from clover and tinctures, juice, tinctures, which are taken internally and used externally for rinsing, lotions, and therapeutic baths. Clover is included in ointments, powders, cleansers and treatments for skin diseases, in shampoos, lotions.

Clover preparations have choleretic, diuretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, expectorant, hemostatic, astringent actions and treat many ailments.

Clover decoction treats diseases of the liver and biliary tract, kidneys, urolithiasis, inflammation of the bladder and appendages.

Clover flowers relieve swelling and inflammation, purify the blood, improve the functioning of the whole organism.

Steamed porridge flowers, superimposed on sore spots, help with varicose veins.

Broths and infusions of inflorescences and leaves are drunk with asthenia and anemia, with headache and dizziness, with rickets, pulmonary tuberculosis, with hemorrhages and hemorrhoids, with poisonings.

Clover has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and expectorant properties and is successfully used to treat acute colds, bronchitis and bronchial asthma, with sore throat and cough, as well as for the treatment of skin diseases, diathesis, with abscesses and burns. Clover meadow treat gout, rheumatism.

Decoction and infusions of clover remove excess fluid from the body, contribute to a better separation of sputum, improve sweating, destroy harmful microorganisms, remove edema, they are used for rinsing - with gingivitis, stomatitis, sore throat, as well as for washing wounds.

Clover meadow has antisclerotic effect and is used to treat diseases of the cardiovascular system, atherosclerosis. It helps to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduces cholesterol levels, reduces intracranial and blood pressure, relieves headaches.

Broth clover increases hemoglobin, normalizes the blood, improves the condition of veins.

This amazing plant has hemostatic properties and helps to stop bleeding, relieves the condition with heavy menstruation, with hemorrhoids, and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Phytoestrogens found in the composition of the green clover, have a beneficial effect on the female body during menopause, they help alleviate the condition during menopause, reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

The flavonoids contained in the clover composition saturate tissues with oxygen, protect the body from aging, normalize fat metabolism and metabolism.

Clover helps in the fight against fungal and cancer diseases.

Clover tea is a great remedy for breastfeeding mothers, it promotes milk production.

Used clover preparations in dermatology, boils washed boils, pustules, rinsed hair against hair loss and dandruff.

In cooking, clover leaves are added to salads, to green shchi.

Clover is a wonderful honey plant and clover honey is a valuable food product and is considered one of the best. It is pleasant to the taste, has a delicate aroma and has healing properties.

Clover honey is recommended for the treatment of hypertension, atherosclerosis. It is also effective in treating colds and coughs, as it has expectorant and anti-inflammatory effects. Honey purifies the blood, restores strength after an illness.

The red clover is a valuable fodder grass and is used in animal husbandry as a nourishing green fodder for harvesting hay.

After mowing the grass, the roots accumulate nitrogen and increase the fertility of the soil.

Contraindications

Clover is an excellent medicine for many diseases and helps to cope with multiple illnesses. Like any drug, clover has contraindications.

Clover preparations are contraindicated

  • with varicose veins and thrombophlebitis,
  • with extragenic cancer,
  • patients with myocardial infarction and stroke,
  • pregnant women.
  • with diarrhea,
  • with individual intolerance.

With long-term use of clover in large doses, it can cause a delay in menstruation in women and reduce the potency in men.

Folk Clover Treatment

Traditional medicine is widely used clover for the treatment of various diseases. From medicinal raw materials prepare decoctions, tinctures, alcohol tinctures. We have selected for you recipes of traditional healers that are easy to prepare at home. You can independently prepare a clover of meadow grass, or you can purchase it at a pharmacy.

Clover flowers infusion

A tablespoon of flowers pour a glass of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes. Strain the infusion and take 70 ml three times a day 30 minutes before eating.
This infusion treats kidney disease, urolithiasis, eases painful menstruation.

Infusion with menopause

Three teaspoons of crushed clover flowers pour a glass of boiling water, leave for one hour. Strain and drink the infusion in half a cup four times a day twenty minutes before eating.

Infusion for hypertension, migraine, neuralgia

20 dried clover flowers pour a liter of boiling water, leave for 15 minutes. Drink a glass of infusion 2-3 times a day for one month. Infusion cleans the blood vessels, strengthens the work of the heart, removes cholesterol.

Infusion for diabetes

5 grams of dried flowers pour a glass of boiling water, insist half an hour. Strain and drink the infusion three times a day, one tablespoon. After three weeks, you need to take a ten-day break and repeat the treatment.

Clover infusion for treating skin diseases

400 grams of grass with flowers chop, pour two liters of boiling water, leave for 4 hours. Strain and pour into a bath with a temperature of 36-38 degrees. Take a bath 30 minutes a day. The course of treatment is 8-10 baths.

Clover roots decoction for gastric ulcer

20 grams of crushed dry roots pour a glass of boiling water, cover and boil in a water bath for half an hour. Strain, add boiled water to the original volume. Take one tablespoon of broth 4-5 times a day before eating.

Clover flowers decoction

S tablespoons of flowers pour a glass of hot water, bring to a boil, boil for one minute, insist for two hours, strain and wash the purulent wounds, boils, apply lotion on the sore spots.

Clover spirit tincture from atherosclerosis

Half fill with clover heads a glass liter container, pour 0.5 ml of vodka, leave for two weeks in a dark place. The tincture must be filtered, squeezed the flowers and taken in the morning half an hour before meals one tablespoon and in the evening before going to bed for three months. Tincture helps to normalize intracranial pressure, treats headaches, eliminates dizziness, noise in the ears and in the head.

Clover honey for the treatment of atherosclerosis

Three tablespoons of clover honey mixed with one tablespoon of lemon juice, mix and refrigerate. Take this mixture in a teaspoon three times a day before meals. The course of treatment is one month.

What is red clover

The meadow or red clover Trifolium (botanical name Trifolium pretense) is included in the legume family. The medicinal plant reaches a height of 20-90 cm, it has complex trifoliate leaves of elliptical shape with wide triangular trefoils. They have whitish spots, jagged edges with a grid of veins. Flowers moth, small, have the appearance of spherical purple-red heads.

The stable blooms in June-July, gives fruits at the end of summer. Her stems are erect, ascending. The fruit is an egg-shaped bean, single-seeded, membranous. Meadow clover grows in meadows, forest edges, in steppes, thickets, in glades. Occurs throughout Russia. For medicinal purposes, use the ground part of the grass, the stems are rich in protein, can be eaten as an additive to salads. Flowers are considered excellent honey plants, 100 kg of honey can be collected from 1 ha. Red clover is harvested during the flowering period, dried in air without direct exposure to the sun.

The chemical composition of leaves and flowers of red clover is varied and rich. It contains the following substances:

  • essential oils - aromatic substances that relieve inflammation and pain, eliminate nervous tension, have antimicrobial action,
  • flavonoids, phytosteroids, isoflavones - components that have antibacterial, antiradiation, antispasmodic and antitumor actions,
  • glycosides (trifolin, isotrifolin) - complex compounds for the functioning of the cardiovascular system,
  • fatty oils (linoleic, palmitic, stearic acid) are responsible for the absorption of vitamins,
  • organic acids (coumarone, salicylic, succinic) - substances necessary to relieve inflammation, regulate metabolism, remove toxins,
  • resins, ashes - viscous compounds with powerful bactericidal properties,
  • therapeutic tanning agents - with astringent, hemostatic, regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties,
  • alkaloids - toxic compounds that positively affect the nervous and respiratory systems,
  • аминокислоты (аспарагин, тирозин) – белки, принимающие участие во всех обменных процессах,
  • клетчатка – растительные волокна, нужные для положительной работы кишечника,
  • vitamins A, carotene, group B, ascorbic acid, E,
  • trace elements - magnesium, potassium, selenium, chromium, iron, calcium, phosphorus,
  • phylloquinone - a substance that supports the function of blood,
  • tannins, xanthines, furfural carotenoids, bioquinones, coenzymes, coumarins, proteins.

Due to such a rich composition, the wide and healing properties of red clover include the following indications:

  • removal of inflammation
  • elimination of beriberi,
  • lowering the temperature
  • body toning,
  • stop bleeding,
  • cough relief
  • eye strain relief, cataract care,
  • choleretic, immunostimulating, tonic property,
  • cleaning the lymphatic system
  • analgesic, hypotensive, antifungal, antitumor effect,
  • elimination of mastopathy,
  • relief of menopause,
  • antiseptic, antiviral, sedative effect,
  • restoration of affected tissues
  • expectorant, thinning sputum,
  • diuretic effect,
  • slowing baldness
  • Collagen stimulation,
  • elimination of toxins
  • analgesic, anti-sclerotic, anti-allergic, astringent, diaphoretic, anti-depressant, emollient.

Classic Clover Tea

To prepare the drink you will need:

  • boiling water 1 small spoonful of dried flowers and leaves,
  • insist clover tea for 5 minutes
  • drink all day long.

Useful clover tea is not used as usual, but in small portions, a few sips per reception.

Clover tea with mint

To make a flavored tonic drink, you need:

  • pour 5 parts of dry raw materials into the teapot,
  • add 1 part of dried Hypericum and mint,
  • pour boiling water and wait 10 minutes.

You can drink this drink in the usual way. The benefits of red clover mint tea are that it has a relaxing effect and strengthens the immune system.

Clover benefit and harm

Many plant a plant to decorate the backyard plot, but few know that the flowers are rich in various substances necessary for the normal functioning of the body.

The benefits of clover tea:

  1. The drink contains herbal elements that are similar to the hormone estrogen, so it is recommended to drink for women during menopause. Drink tea should be within a month. He will help with painful menstruation.
  2. Reduces the speed of the process of destruction of bone tissue, which is an excellent prevention of osteoporosis.
  3. There is a normalization of pressure and decreases the growth rate of cancer cells.
  4. Speaking about the benefits and dangers of red clover tea, it is worth noting that the drink improves blood circulation and increases the elasticity of blood vessels.
  5. With regular consumption of the drink helps to strengthen the immune system, which helps to resist infectious diseases. It is recommended to drink it in the period of colds.
  6. Promotes drink cleansing the body from harmful substances.

Tea made from white or red clover can not only benefit, but also harm the body, so it is important to take into account contraindications. It is forbidden to drink to women who have a predisposition to breast cancer. You can not drink tea for pregnant women and if there are problems with the stomach. Do not drink in large quantities.

The useful properties of clover

Meadow clover has a choleretic, antitumor, antimicrobial, antisclerotic, diaphoretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, diuretic, desensitizing (antiallergic) action.

This plant strengthens the walls of blood vessels, increases elasticity and reduces their permeability. Clover roots have antifungal effects.

In cosmetology, clover is used as a powerful wound-healing agent. It well prevents the spread of purulent inflammation on the skin.

In gynecology, as an anti-inflammatory agent, clover is used for douching.

Often infusions and decoctions of clover well help with sore throat or mouth pain.

Also infusions and decoctions of clover are applied inside. They help well for colds, where antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and diaphoretic properties are manifested.

During bronchial asthma, the plant is used as an antiallergic and anti-inflammatory agent.

As an anti-sclerotic drug, clover is used in atherosclerosis.

The astringent properties of meadow clover remarkably help with diarrhea and bleeding.

Clover recipes

For the treatment of kidney disease, urolithiasis, general malaise, overwork, alcoholism, painful menstruation, and uterine diseases, an infusion of clover flowers is used as a diuretic. In order to cook it, 1 tbsp. l dried flowers pour a glass of boiling water and insist about half an hour. After cooling, filter and drink three times a day, 70 grams each. half an hour before meals.

For the treatment of headaches, dizziness, hypertension, atherosclerosis, anemia, tinnitus, malignant tumors use alcohol tincture, for the preparation of which 4 tbsp. l raw materials pour 500 grams. vodka and insist in a warm place.

For the treatment of neurological and rheumatic pains, boils, abscesses, clover is used externally in the form of powders.

Broth clover is used for lotions with fungal diseases. To cook it, 3 tbsp. l raw materials are poured with a glass of water and, having boiled for about a minute, they insist 2 hours and filter.

In case of inflammatory eye diseases, it is useful to wash them with fresh clover juice or its infusion.

When cancer tumors are used for applying the ointment from the inflorescences of clover, for the preparation of which 1 part of the flowers insist in a dark place in 2 parts of olive or sunflower oil for 2 weeks.

Clover - contraindications

Clover preparations are contraindicated for diseases that are associated with a tendency to increased blood clotting: varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, and condition after a stroke or myocardial infarction. Also, they should not be used by pregnant women.

Before the use of remedies prepared on the basis of clover, as in the case of other medicinal herbs, you should consult with your doctor.

The benefits and harm of chicory

The benefits and harms of chicory worry people when they once again meet this product on the store counter. Many are accustomed to drinking chicory instead of coffee in the morning. In fact, he is uplifting, energizing and giving strength to a new day. Let's see how he has such useful properties.

Such benefits chicory is due to the high content of beneficial vitamins and minerals. It contains many vitamins of group B, C, E, various proteins, fats, pectin, tannins and salts. The presence of such a bouquet of nutrients suggests that chicory has a beneficial effect on the work of the cardiovascular system, nervous system, helps eliminate dysbacteriosis, various diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

The benefit of chicory is manifested in its ability to lower cholesterol in the blood and treat anemia. This herb helps to cope with diabetes and overweight, as it reduces blood sugar levels.

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The red clover is a perennial herbaceous medicinal plant of the legume family. The clover stems are branched, up to fifty centimeters high, the leaves are trifoliate, the lower leaves are on long petioles, and the upper ones are short. The flowers are small dark pink or red, collected in the capitate inflorescences. Root clover root, branched with small nodules on the ends. The fruit is a bob with ovoid yellowish seeds.

Clover is a medicinal plant and has long been used in official and traditional medicine, in homeopathy. On the basis of clover, medicines, dietary supplements, syrups and potions are produced, as well as clover is included in fees for the treatment of various diseases.

Clovers are made from clover and tinctures, juice, tinctures, which are ingested and used externally for rinsing, lotions, and therapeutic baths. Clover is included in ointments, powders, cleansers and treatments for skin diseases, in shampoos, lotions.

Clover meadow has antisclerotic effect and is used to treat diseases of the cardiovascular system, atherosclerosis. It helps to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduces cholesterol levels, reduces intracranial and blood pressure, relieves headaches.

Clover honey is recommended for the treatment of hypertension, atherosclerosis. It is also effective in treating colds and coughs, as it has expectorant and anti-inflammatory effects. Honey purifies the blood, restores strength after an illness.

Clover is an excellent medicine for many diseases and helps to cope with multiple illnesses. Like any drug, clover has contraindications.

  • with varicose veins and thrombophlebitis,

With long-term use of clover in large doses, it can cause a delay in menstruation in women and reduce the potency in men.

Traditional medicine is widely used clover for the treatment of various diseases. From medicinal raw materials prepare decoctions, tinctures, alcohol tinctures. We have selected for you recipes of traditional healers that are easy to prepare at home. You can independently prepare a clover of meadow grass, or you can purchase it at a pharmacy.

This infusion treats kidney disease, urolithiasis, eases painful menstruation.

Infusion for hypertension, migraine, neuralgia

Clover spirit tincture from atherosclerosis

Clover - folk recipes for various diseases

Today, many perceive clover as the most common grass, and sometimes even as a weed. Meanwhile, this plant, unlike weeds, not only does not steal useful components from the soil, but also nourishes it. On the roots of clover there are nodule bacteria that absorb nitrogen from the air and enrich the earth with it. It is also a wonderful honey plant, with very fragrant and delicious honey hidden in its flowers. But not only this is the value of this plant - for a long time people have been actively using it for cooking and treating many diseases.

Clover has a considerable number of useful properties, so it is quite often found in various recipes of traditional medicine. In most cases, the leaflets and heads of the plant are used for treatment. They contain a number of valuable components - essential oils, tyrosine, fatty oils, asparagine, triphoside, salicylic and coumarin acid, trifolin, carotene, flavonoids, phytoestrogens (substances similar to female hormones), etc. Due to its rich composition, the clover can have the following effect on the body:

  • pain killer
  • tonic
  • antitumor,
  • antiallergic,
  • antisclerotic,
  • tonic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • astringent
  • diuretic,
  • antibacterial,
  • expectorant.

Means prepared on the basis of clover, used for coughing, shortness of breath, uterine bleeding, edema, kidney disease, headache, menopause, anemia, anemia, painful menstruation, lung disease, cold, sore throat, with atherosclerosis, asthenia, hemorrhoids and oxygen starvation. The plant will help reduce cholesterol, improve lactation, lower high blood pressure, relieve from dizziness and noise in the ears. Clover can be used not only inside, but also externally to prevent hair loss, to treat inflammations of the oral cavity, gingivitis, tonsillitis, eye diseases, dandruff, skin diseases and burns.

On the basis of this plant are produced potions, syrups, dietary supplements, it is included in the composition of some drugs and many fees. Traditional medicine to use clover recommends both independently and in conjunction with other medicinal herbs. As a rule, infusions, teas, tinctures and decoctions are prepared from it, you can make more juice and ointment from this plant.

Clover Juice. To make it, fresh flowering heads are crushed to a mushy state, then squeeze the juice out of them by pressing, to facilitate the task, you can use the juicer. Juice is best applied immediately after preparation. To increase the shelf life of such funds, it can be sterilized at a temperature of 85 degrees (but not more) and poured into prepared jars. Such juice can be stored for up to three days. It is especially good to use it externally - for burying the ears, washing the eyes, making lotions and compresses for treating wounds, burns, skin diseases, boils, rheumatic pains. Inside the juice is recommended to take, mixing with honey. His daily allowance should not exceed one third of the glass (this entire volume should be divided into several receptions).

Clover juice will help in the treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, tracheitis, colds, neurosis, depression, it will ease the condition with menopause, anemia, uterine bleeding, edema and will help eliminate problems with the heart and blood vessels.

Clover infusion. Dried clover in the number of tablespoons zaarite glass of boiling water, after half an hour strain. Divide the resulting product into three parts and drink it per day, one part in the morning, afternoon and evening. Take it twenty to thirty minutes before meals. This tool is universal, so it can be used with almost all the problems that clover is capable of solving, it helps especially well for painful menstruation, kidney disease, colds, headaches, atherosclerosis, and anemia.

Clover tincture. This tool will help in the treatment of cystitis, rheumatism, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, eliminate swelling caused by heart or kidney diseases, strengthen the body, clean the blood vessels. To prepare it in a suitable container, place 0.5 liters of vodka and a glass of dry inflorescences. Compound mix, close and leave in a dark place for a week and a half. The finished tool scorch. It is recommended to use it in a tablespoon, if desired, diluting with water three times a day shortly (20-30 minutes) before meals.

Clover decoction. In a small saucepan, place a tablespoon of dry plants and a glass of boiling water. Boil the mixture for about five minutes, when it cools, strain. Take the remedy in a tablespoon four times a day. The decoction is well suited to recuperate, reduce heart pain, lower cholesterol and improve vascular elasticity.

Clover tea. This remedy is especially effective for colds, strong coughing episodes for bronchitis, whooping cough, and asthma exacerbations. A tablespoon of dry clover, zaarite glass of boiling water. After a quarter of an hour, the tea will be ready. It is recommended to use it with honey up to five times a day after meals. Such tea besides treating coughs and colds, also removes toxins, slags and cleans the lymphatic system well, the normal operation of which protects against such unpleasant phenomena as cellulite and edema. To clean the body means you need to drink a day three times about one and a half months.

Clover in folk medicine has been very widely used. He will help with neuralgia and frequent migraines. In this case, it is recommended to use the infusion of it. Such a tool will not only help in solving these problems, but will also help eliminate cholesterol, cleanse the blood vessels, strengthen the heart.

To prepare it, place 20 dried clover heads in a jar, boil a liter of water and fill the plant with it. After a quarter of an hour the product will be ready for use, take it a glass three times a day. The course is one month.

Treatment with clover, prepared according to this recipe, will also be effective for hypertension, atherosclerosis, bronchitis and even baldness.

Today, diabetes is considered a very common disease. Quite good results in its treatment shows clover. Folk remedies based on it, designed to get rid of diabetes can be prepared in several ways:

  • Place fresh clover flowers in a one-liter jar so that they fill it completely. After that, properly tamp them and fill the container with them to the top with seventy degrees alcohol or vodka (the first option is preferable). Close the jar tightly and send for ten days in a dark, preferably cool place. On the eleventh day, remove the flowers from the container and strain the tincture. The tool is recommended to drink a tablespoon (can be slightly diluted with water) for thirty minutes before a meal. Take the tincture you need three times a day courses lasting a month.
  • In a glass of boiling water pour 5 grams of clover heads, leave for half an hour. This tool should be taken in the same way as the previous one.

Clover, diabetes treatment helps to hold due to the ability to reduce blood sugar. This property should be treated with caution, since a sharp drop in sugar can negatively affect the body, so try not to exceed the recommended doses.

The clover shows itself perfectly in solving skin problems - it reduces inflammation, disinfects, speeds up skin regeneration, reduces pain, itching and irritation. С помощью данного растения можно лечить любые повреждения дермы в том числе и гнойные раны, дерматиты, крапивницу, золотуху, фурункулы, кожный зуд и т.д. Применять его можно разными способами.

Клевер – рецепты при кожных болезнях:

  • Кашица из листьев клевера. Fresh leaves of the plant, mash well, so that from them came gruel. Use it for making compresses. This tool is used to treat burns, accelerate the maturation of pustules, wound healing, stop bleeding, with abscesses.
  • Bath with clover infusion. Chop 400 grams of clover flowers and leaves and steam them with two liters of boiling water. After four hours, strain it and pour it into bath water (its temperature should be around 37 degrees). These baths need to take half an hour every other day. One course - 10 baths.
  • Clover infusion. Place two spoons of dry plant heads in a thermos, steam it with a glass of boiling water and leave for five hours. The clover prepared in this way is perceived very well by the skin. Use it for lotions, poultices, washing wounds and foot baths.
  • Ointment. Crush fresh clover heads so that a quarter cup of raw material comes out. Connect it with a glass of water, send it to a water bath, and keep the mixture on it under a closed lid until it turns into a viscous mass. After that, the mass should be filtered and mixed with an equal volume of ointment base.
  • Dry clover ointment. 50 grams of dried inflorescences chop so that the powder comes out, then mix it with petroleum jelly or butter.
  • Oily infusion. 100 grams of clover inflorescences combine with 200 grams of heated sunflower or olive oil. Leave the mixture for ten days to insist, then apply it on the affected areas.
  • Clover decoction. Two spoons of raw materials combine with a quarter of a liter of boiling water, boil the composition on low heat for about ten minutes, then cool and strain. Use for washing wounds and lotions for psoriasis and allergic rashes.

In order to preserve all the healing properties of clover, it must be collected on time and properly prepared.

Clover is collected in the middle of summer, when the plant begins to bloom profusely. In most cases, only inflorescences and apical leaves near them are collected from the whole plant. It is recommended to harvest raw materials in dry weather from nine in the morning to four days.

Clover field should be dried in the shade, while its heads should not lose their natural color. For making juice, use the entire upper part of the plant fresh. In this case, collecting clover is recommended as soon as it starts to bloom.

Clover tea - the benefits and harm

Many people believe that clover is a livestock feed product, but in reality it is not. Flowers are used in traditional medicine in different recipes to improve health. Having learned about the benefits and dangers of tea from clover flowers, it will be impossible to refuse a cup of an unusual drink. It is important to collect juicy and intact flowers, which should be dry. Dry them in a dark and cool dry place.

The benefits and harm of clover tea

Many plant a plant to decorate the backyard plot, but few know that the flowers are rich in various substances necessary for the normal functioning of the body.

The benefits of clover tea:

  1. The drink contains herbal elements that are similar to the hormone estrogen, so it is recommended to drink for women during menopause. Drink tea should be within a month. He will help with painful menstruation.
  2. Reduces the speed of the process of destruction of bone tissue, which is an excellent prevention of osteoporosis.
  3. There is a normalization of pressure and decreases the growth rate of cancer cells.
  4. Speaking about the benefits and dangers of red clover tea, it is worth noting that the drink improves blood circulation and increases the elasticity of blood vessels.
  5. With regular consumption of the drink helps to strengthen the immune system, which helps to resist infectious diseases. It is recommended to drink it in the period of colds.
  6. Promotes drink cleansing the body from harmful substances.

Tea made from white or red clover can not only benefit, but also harm the body, so it is important to take into account contraindications. It is forbidden to drink to women who have a predisposition to breast cancer. You can not drink tea for pregnant women and if there are problems with the stomach. Do not drink in large quantities.

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Clover tea - useful properties and contraindications

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Clover is popularly known by such names as trefoil, honey stalk, and deerhead. Ever since childhood, he has known his sweet juice, squeezed out of his inflorescence. We all remember the frame from the cartoon about the Kuzyu house, where he ate clover flowers. And for good reason! This plant is known not only for its fragrant properties and pleasant aroma, it is often used in traditional medicine and herbal medicine.

The trefoil is a perennial grass that grows throughout the country, unpretentious. Belongs to the legume family. Its flowers have a purple hue, reaching intensely purple color, there is a variety with white-brownish. Fruits - beans.

Outwardly, he is not like any other representative of flora, therefore, following the descriptions, it is very difficult to confuse him:

  • three-segment leaves are formed by obovate leaflets that fold up at night,
  • stipules subulate, narrowed up,
  • inflorescence in the form of a ball, provided with a wrap, in a cup of 10 veins.

It blooms from April to September.

In its composition, the raw material contains a huge amount of tannins and resinous substances, essential and fatty oils, salicylic and coumarin acids, as well as vitamins C, E, carotene.

Growing area

Europe is considered to be the motherland, but clover grows everywhere. Cattle breeders highly appreciated this plant due to its high protein content, textile workers dyed fabrics in green shades, and healers of Eastern and Western medicine used clover tea to treat many types of diseases. Moreover, the eryngium is an excellent honey plant, it has a unique floral taste and a fragrant aftertaste. Its honey can destroy some strains of bacteria that even modern antibiotics cannot cope with.

What does a red clover look like?

Red clover is a herbaceous plant that has been living for two years.

It grows up to 40 cm, has a modest root system and a huge variety of thin but tenacious shoots.

The leaves have a bright green bright color, and, as a rule, ovoid shape.

Sometimes it is possible to find small spots on them with the naked eye.

Clover blossoms are small, gathered in a heap of saturated maroon flowers throughout the warm season.

A capricious or capricious grass can not be called a plant. He boldly settles wherever he wants: and not far from the marshes, and in the courtyards, and in the forest glades, and on the roadsides.

By the way, in some nations the symbolism of faith, love and hope is ascribed to the triple leaves of clover.

It is believed that the four-leafed plants of this species are extremely rare, and the lucky one who still finds a novelty, should certainly be lucky in business.

The plant has a second name - Clover meadow.

What is part of the plant?

Not all admirers of traditional medicine have a complete idea of ​​how useful and valuable clover is.

It has long been revered for its medicinal properties in different countries.

In China, since ancient times, its use has paid a lot of attention.

And there is nothing surprising in this, because it is truly a pantry of valuable qualities and natural components important to the health of people and animals.

It is famous for the presence in the above-ground part of the stem and flower of a huge amount of active substances that are indispensable for the full life of a person:

Ascorbic acid and essential resin in the composition of the plant are present in the stem part, and in the foliage, and even in flowers.

What is useful red clover for human health?

Red clover contributes to the normalization of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, circulatory system.

The positive qualities of the plant influence the increase in the natural production of the immune functions of the body.

Often red clover decoctions are recommended for elderly patients suffering from atherosclerosis to speed up blood flow and eliminate fatty plaques.

The high content of isoflavones in food also supports the health of the supporting system.

Use it in different forms: broths, compresses outwardly.

Internal reception is considered the more popular method of national treatment.

What is useful red clover for women?

However, most of all this plant is valued by women for its ability to eliminate discomfort and pain in female diseases.

Climax, in particular, will be much easier if you regularly use tincture of clover.

Drugs, often prescribed to eliminate the unpleasant symptoms of menopause, usually contain plant seeds.

They restore the balance of the hormonal background, complementing the imbalance of hormones in a woman with herbal counterparts.

Repeatedly conducted research to confirm the high healing qualities of this herb.

As it turned out, clover does possess such substances as isoflavones, which are plant analogues of the hormones estrogen.

It is thanks to their presence in the body that timely development of oncological processes occurs.

But even with cancer, clover helps to eliminate pain in the course of treatment of the lymphatic system, the prostate in men.

Studies also indicate that red clover supports cardiovascular health during menopause.

The most popular and effective recipes with red clover, presented below, will help with diseases occurring in chronic and acute form.

How to prepare and use preparations of red clover?

During the flowering period of the grass should not miss the opportunity to stock up on this amazing natural remedy.

Clover tea or tincture based on it will relieve a lot of health problems.

In winter, these drugs are particularly effective in the treatment of colds and prophylactic purposes:

  1. To do this, take a couple of tablespoons of dried collection and pour one cup of boiling water. This tea should be infused for 15-20 minutes. It is not necessary to drink it in one gulp, it is better to stretch the reception for the whole day, taking 2 tablespoons every hour.
  2. The same drink, prepared according to the specified recipe, is able to stabilize the pressure. To do this, you need to use tea, at least for 1-2 months. Side effects, as a rule, should not be, however, as with any remedy, it also has some contraindications.
  3. You can cook and tincture of clover. For it you will need a glass of dried flowers of the plant, prepared in advance, washed and dried. Pour them with two glasses of vodka. It is necessary to infuse the obtained drug for at least two weeks, away from light and heat. Then strain and store in a dark place.
  4. As a prophylactic tincture is considered the most effective. It is necessary to use it throughout a month, before each food intake on 5 ml.

Who should not take drugs from red clover?

Do not recommend taking clover-based drugs:

  • persons with individual intolerance to the chemical composition of the plant,
  • pregnant women and mothers during lactation,
  • older people who have suffered a premature heart attack or stroke,
  • patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases (gastritis, ulcer, pancreatitis, etc.)

Undoubtedly, red clover is a real natural helper.

It is able to improve the health of any person, cleaning the blood vessels, strengthening the immune system and helping to fight extra pounds.

However, taking inside any means prepared from clover, it should be remembered that it can cause allergic reactions.

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Why is the plant useful?

Meadow clover is used more often than white creeping clover, which has the same beneficial components, but in smaller quantities. Fresh white clover juice is used in folk medicine topically for the treatment of skin diseases, wounds, burns. It helps in the treatment of rheumatic symptoms and helps to stop the bleeding.

In red clover, the largest number of active ingredients is in the stems and roots, but for treatment at home, if you turn to popular practice, collect flowers with upper leaflets. The aboveground part of the plant and the root contain:

  • essential oil,
  • isoflavones,
  • carotene,
  • coumarins
  • trace elements
  • various vitamins
  • saponins,
  • steroids,
  • carbohydrates
  • flavonoids,
  • phenol carboxylic acids,
  • quinones.

The benefits of red clover for the female body are explained by the presence of four hormone-like substances in it, which slow down the aging process. If you are hypersensitive, taking the extract can be harmful due to the large number of phytohormones.

Preparations made on the basis of this herb can also be used by men. The benefit of the extract is that it suppresses testosterone production in adolescents suffering from seborrhea oily and juvenile acne. The use of clover medication is beneficial for young men, in whom an overabundance of the male hormone leads to persistent acne and early baldness.

Any kind of clover (both red and white) folk healers recommend using for healing the body. Infusion of flowers and upper leaves helps:

  • to cleanse the body after chemical intoxication,
  • increase protective functions
  • to compensate for the lack of nutrients in a poor diet,
  • remove the acute allergic reaction
  • improve the condition of the skin with dermatitis, psoriasis and seborrhea,
  • remove excess water from cells and remove puffiness,
  • reduce the number of relapses for asthma,
  • improve health with menopause.

Despite the fact that official medicine believes that red clover and white clover have minimal health benefits and can be harmful, women use this herb to reduce symptoms during menopause and get significant relief from herbal medicine.

When the plant should be applied

White clover in official medicine is not recommended for use, and studies have not been conducted with it. Observations of the experimental groups made it possible to find out when the undoubted benefits of taking red clover extract could be obtained. Medicinal plant is recommended for:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • osteoporosis
  • risk of cardiovascular complications,
  • chalking of vessels
  • problems with the visual-spatial function,
  • menopause,
  • bronchial disease.

Extracts prepared at home can be taken up to six months. Such a long-term treatment is recommended if there are such pathological conditions of the body as precancerous breast diseases, excessive sweating and nervousness accompanying menopause.

Despite the presence in the plant of a large number of hormone-like substances, clover extract will be useless for female infertility. The active ingredients cannot stimulate the production of follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones.

Can grass be hazardous to health

Clover extract can harm pregnant women, causing a threatened miscarriage. Nursing mothers, using an infusion of herbs rich in phytoestrogens, can harm the baby, causing him long-term disturbances in the work of the endocrine organs.

Official medicine warns that the uncontrolled use of clover drugs for a long time in large volumes can cause heavy bleeding.

The active ingredient in the plant - coumarin - tends to thin the blood, preventing the formation of platelets. This effect of the active substance can be dangerous with weak vessels and high blood pressure, which clover is not able to regulate.

The ability to greatly thin the blood has only dry powdered raw materials, which were prepared with violations of technology. If, during drying, the flowers and leaves of the plant were affected by microscopic fungi, then the resulting raw materials will contain toxic toxins, which, in conjunction with coumarin, thin the blood. Чтобы не причинить такой вред организму, рекомендуется для приготовления различных форм использовать только свежие цветки и листья.

Чтобы получить ожидаемую пользу от экстракта красного или белого клевера, требуется собрать 100 соцветий и залить их 0,5 л кипятка. This amount is enough to get a daily dose of phytoestrogens. Treatment with fresh flower extract can be continued until this plant blooms on the meadow.

For those who do not have the ability to constantly collect raw materials for daily consumption, we can recommend to make an alcohol tincture by filling a glass vessel with flowers and filling them with vodka. To get safe dry raw materials, you need to collect clover flowers in dry weather and dry them in an oven at 60 ° C. Store medicinal raw materials in glass jars for one year.