Herb of the day ... Alfalfa!

Herb of the day ... Alfalfa!

Posted by TriLight Health on Jan 3rd 2019

When some people hear of Alfalfa, this is what comes to their mind.

Alfalfa means a little more to us. Alfalfa, or Medicago sativa for you Latin junkies, is a natural detoxifier. It’s used to reduce and prevent symptoms caused by arthritis, bursitis and gout; lowers cholesterol. Contains natural fluorides, preventing tooth decay and helping to rebuild decaying teeth. Alfalfa contains eight essential digestive enzymes and eight essential amino acids of protein and a high chlorophyll content.

Extremely rich source of Beta-Carotene, minerals, trace elements, and vitamins A, B-1, B-6, B-12, C, D, E, K, Biotin, Folic Acid, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid. Minerals are calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Alfalfa is high in protein, calcium, plus other minerals, vitamins in the B group, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. The sun-dried hay of alfalfa (also known as Lucerne) has been found to be a source of vitamin D, containing 48 ng/g (1920 IU/kg) vitamin D2 and 0.63 ng/g (25 IU/kg) vitamin D3. There is reference to vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 being found in the alfalfa shoot; this is awaiting verification. Mushrooms are not allowed in Jain vegetarianism, making alfalfa the only known source Jains can use to make vitamin D2 supplements.

Caution: Not recommended for use by persons on blood thinning agents.

TriLight Health products containing Alfalfa: Blue Green Minerals, Original Herbal Minerals