Alfalta. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Plant native to Asia and North Africa. Its name means "mother of all foods". The Arabs used to strengthen hair.

Alfalfa Properties
* Alfalfa is one of the richest sources of minerals through that root is able to absorb soil nutrients.
* Used the exudate of the leaves, rich in protein, amainoácidos, minerals like calcium and trace elements (silica, iron, copper, selenium, zinc and phosphorus).
* It is a general stimulant due to the amount of nutrients it has.
* Main source of vitamins and minerals.
* Contains provitamin A and vitamins C, D, E, K.
* For its vitamin K, essential for the synthesis of clotting factors, alfalfa is recommended in cases of anemia.
* Contains coumestrol, plant estrogen that may be helpful during menopause.
* Is indicated for the treatment of anemia due to vitamin or mineral deficiencies, convalescence.
* Has anti-hemorrhagic properties (hair, nose, stomach, piles, uterine functional, thrombocytopenia, etc.).
* Improved the problems of brittle nails and hair off, open and brittle.
* Properties mineralized by calcium and silica (consolidation of fractures, osteoporosis).
* Disorders related to menopause or menopause.

Contraindications alfalfa
Lupus erythematosus.
Estrogen medication, haemostatic or anticoagulant.
No alcoholic extract use in children under 2 years and in people with ethyl.

Side effects of alfalfa

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 -  3

For its wealth of vitamin K is recommended prior to coagulation testing.
Note if alcohol use as a fluid extract and tincture.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic
, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

Related Topic
Index of medicinal plants

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