Cow clover, which is commonly known as purple clover, received its name because it is a considered an excellent wild food for grazing animals, such as cows. It has many medicinal uses as well. It has been used to treat many conditions, including mastitis, coughing, Bronchitis, asthma, certain forms of Cancer, and even inflammation of the skin.
Cow clover has been used traditionally to “cleanse” the blood. Taking cow clover increases the amount of urine and mucus production, which is believed to help remove toxins from the blood. Also, Circulation and bile secretion increase when someone takes cow clover. The herb even shows promise in the treating of the problems associated with women going through menopause, people with cardiovascular problems, and those fighting osteoporosis.
Taking cow clover appears to increase cardiovascular health by increasing the amount of good Cholesterol in the blood stream. This is particularly important for women who are entering or going through menopause, as this is a time when they are at the highest risk for developing problems with their Cholesterol. A recent study seems to indicate that women taking cow clover have increased arterial compliance, which is the measure of how strong the walls of the arteries are.
When women enter menopause, there are several health problems they will face. One of these is hot flashes. Many women experience relief from hot flashes by taking cow clover. Also, during the years of menopause, many women face bone loss, a disease known as osteoporosis. Taking cow clover may reduce the risks of bone loss and help to make Bones denser.
Cow clover contains isoflavones that can prevent Cancer cells from spreading. Some studies seem to indicate that certain forms of Cancer are destroyed by cow clover’s isoflavones. Clover is particularly promising as part of treatment for breast Cancer, but more research needs to be done, since most scientists believe that isoflavones work like estrogen, which actually increase the risk of breast Cancer.
Ointments made from cow clover have been used for centuries as treatment for inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis or Eczema. It is also a traditional remedy for children’s coughs.
The cow clover plant is a perennial herb. It is found naturally in wild meadows in Europe and Asia. The plant is also seen growing wild in North America, but it is not native to that part of the world. The herb has been naturalized to grow well in North America. It is known by its red-purple flower, which is considered to be the medicinal portion of the plant. Most medicinal uses require the flowers to be dried.
There are many elements of cow clover that are considered to be helpful when taken medicinally. The herb is full of nutrients. It is an excellent source of magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, chromium, phosphorous, thiamine, and potassium, all of which are essential nutrients for a healthy body. The most helpful part of the herb is the isoflavones it contains. Isoflavones work in the body the same way estrogen does, and cow clover is one of the best sources of this important chemical.
If you can imagine a form of an herbal treatment, you can probably find cow clover in that form! One of the easiest ways to take cow clover is through brewing a tea from the dried flowers. Others choose to take it through tablets or capsules. Liquid extracts can be turned into essential oils or ointments for the skin. The liquid extract can also be mixed into a drink to take internally. Certain types of extracts are designed specially to isolate the isoflavones in the herb.
The most common use for cow clover in children is to help reduce the symptoms of a Cough. This traditional use is done through using the whole herb, and this is hard to find today. The isolated products that are on the market today are not made for children. Before giving cow clover to a child, you should consult with a pediatrician.
Each person is going to take a different amount and form of the herb. To brew a tea from the dried herb, take a teaspoon or two of the dried flowers and steep them into eight ounces of hot water for thirty minutes. This tea can be taken two to three times a day.
The powdered form of the herb, which is found in capsules, can be taken as well. It is recommended that between two and six 500 mg capsules be taken each day. The extract can be taken three times a day in 1 mL increments. To make a tea, this amount can be mixed with hot water.
To use the product topically, choose an ointment that contains ten to fifteen percent cow clover. This can be massaged into the skin to treat psoriasis or Eczema. There are many other forms of the herb you can use, particularly the isoflavone isolated supplements. If you use any other form of the product, you should follow label instructions or the advice of a medical professional.
Any herb can have side effects, so when you start taking a new supplement, you should monitor your response carefully. Currently, there are no known side effects of RED CLOVER in humans. Some animals that eat large amounts of clover become infertile.
As with most herbal treatments, women who are nursing a baby or are pregnant should not take cow clover without the advice and monitoring of a doctor.
The isoflavones in cow clover work much like estrogen in a woman’s body. This means that even though there seems to be some indication that the herb could help the treatment of breast Cancer, until further test are done, women who are struggling with or recovering from breast Cancer should not take the herb without the advice of a physician.
Anyone who is on hormone therapy, such as birth control, that contains progesterone, androgen, or estrogen, should not take the isoflavones from cow clover, because they can counter act each other.
Finally, people on blood thinners should not take cow clover, because it can cause increased bleeding. This includes medications such as aspirin, or herbs that are known to thin the blood, such as vitamin E, ginkgo, Garlic, or Ginger.
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