Herb of the Day: Alfalfa

This little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, amino acids, digestive enzymes and more!  Used for centuries in Chinese medicine Alfalfa is consumed in tea, seeds, leaves, tablets, extracts, tinctures, or sprouts.

Alfalfa

The word Alfalfa may conjure up images of an adorable Little Rascals character with pointy hair, or livestock feed for others.  However, this little herb that means “Father of all Foods” in Arabic is more than worthy of its name.  Packed full of nutrition with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, amino acids, digestive enzymes and more!  Used for centuries in Chinese medicine Alfalfa is consumed in tea, seeds, leaves, tablets, extracts, tinctures, or sprouts. The flavor of the herb is rather bland and is typically combined with something else.  Alfalfa is often found as a base in supplements as it is easy for the body to absorb and it is high in chlorophyll.  Let’s take a look at what this powerful plant can do:

Uses

  • Detoxification
  • Arthritis
  • Diuretic
  • Bursitis
  • Morning Sickness
  • Gout
  • Bad Breath
  • Diabetes
  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Headaches
  • Whopping Cough
  • Tooth Decay

 

The Plant

A rapidly growing member of the bean family alfalfa thrives in a variety of conditions. Producing tall stems with a classic purple flower the downside is the great deal of space roots extending a foot or more take up. Typically a home gardener wanting to use alfalfa will sprout indoors as needed.  Sprouts can be cultivated from seed in just a couple days in a jar or sprouting tray.  The sprouts are delicious added to smoothies, salads, soups, and sandwiches.

TriLight Health and Alfalfa

Alfalfa is found in our Blue Green Minerals, Original Herbal Minerals, and Alfalfa Leaf Extract.

Alfalfa is one of the primary ingredients in our Blue Green Minerals.  This powerhouse supplement provides calcium, magnesium and a wide range of trace minerals.  Pregnancy safe with an excellent flavor this is a great supplement to incorporate. Read more here

Our founder Lyle Bennett suggests the following for taking Blue Green Minerals:

“I use this about 4 days a week. I put it in the bottom of the glass, covering the bottom with about 1/4 tsp, and then fill with water. I think of it as an instant tea only better. As I drink the minerals in small amounts over a longer period of time they absorb even better!” Lyle Bennet“I use this about 4 days a week. I put it in the bottom of the glass, covering the bottom with about 1/4 tsp, and then fill with water. I think of it as an instant tea only better. As I drink the minerals in small amounts over a longer period of time they absorb even better!”

 

Alfalfa is contraindicated for use with blood thinning agents.

What do you like about alfalfa?

Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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