Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense)
Traditionally, red clover was used for asthma and whooping cough. Studies have shown that it relieves menopause symptoms and osteoporosis.
Moreover, red clover can be an estrogenic adaptogen, by either increasing or decreasing estrogen levels. It depends on what your body may need.
Red clover is also mineral-rich and nourishes bones, blood, and tissues. Healthcare practitioners believe that this herb purifies the blood, by acting as a diuretic and expectorant, improving circulation and helping liver cleansing.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea 1 time per day. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.