Approximately 2 Cups = 75+ Servings
Alfalfa leaf has numerous healthful and nutritive benefits. It may help to control blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of glucose into the intestines. As a result, it may help to control diabetes and prediabetes. Plant compounds called saponins lower the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. Alfalfa leaf is used to support healthy lactation in women, due to its high nutritional profile. It is also a valuable plant to use for helping to optimize female hormonal balance. It contains weak acting phytoestrogens (plant estrogens), which are useful in either hypo or hyper-estrogenic states. By competing for receptor site bonding with the stronger estrogens, the weaker ones keep the negative effects of excess estrogen in check, but if there is deficient estrogen, provide it in a mild form as well as dense nutrients. Alfalfa leaf also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. The rich mineral content could promote the healthy growth of hair, skin and nail tissue. Alfalfa also helps remove excess uric acid from the body, which makes it a good choice for gout. Topically, alfalfa is used as a moistening bath herb, facial steam, hair rinse, and poultice for wounds. Alfalfa can be sprinkled on salad or other foods. Using as a tea helps the body to better absorb the calcium in the gut.
Key Categories: Wellness | Women's Health
Alfalfa contains no caffeine. As a tea: pour 8 oz of simmering water (185-195°F preferred) over 1 tsp. tea. steep 3-4 minutes. Strain tea leaves. > Brewing Herbal Tea