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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Definition: A nutritive herb rich in minerals and vitamins, especially iron and vitamin K. Considered an estrogen precursor.

Applications: Allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, Bell's palsy, blood disorders, bursitis, cholesterol, diabetes, digestive disorders, fatigue, gout, lactation, kidney disorders, morning sickness, menopause, nausea, Cushing's disease, rheumatism, ulcers and urinary tract infections.

Scientific Updates: Contains eight essential amino acids, is a rich source of vitamin B12, natural fluoride and chlorophyll. Alfalfa has demonstrated an antirheumatic effect, lowers cholesterol and improves overall health and vigor.1 Recent French studies have found that alfalfa can reduce tissue damage caused by radiation exposure.2 In addition, it has also shown antibacterial and antitumor properties.3 Because it can neutralize acidity, it is also beneficial for bladder and urinary tract infections.

Complementary Agents: Uva ursi, juniper, parsley, buchu, cornsilk, marshmallow, cranberry, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, vitamin A, B-complex, calcium/magnesium, marine lipids, acidophilus, and phytonutrients.

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