Red clover, scientific name Trifolium pretense, is a well-grown “weed” first brought to North America by European colonizers. Today, red clover grows just about everywhere— from fields, to roadsides, and backyard. Red clover thrives most prominently from the month May until September.
A perennial herb in the pea family, red clover physically consists of a long taproot that rises up to a slender stem that is both hollow and hairy at the same time. The plant blossom surface consists of two leaflets and a delightful patch of purplish pink petals. It is the flowering head of the plant that the red clover is sweetest and healthiest.
Organic Red Clover Tea And Its Health Benefits
Red clover extract has long been recognized as a blood purifier. Concoctions derived from red clover, such as red clover tea, is being enjoyed by tea drinkers all around the world for its pleasantly sweet flavor, and its natural ability to calm and quiet the nerves. Red clover is known be a nutritional goldmine, packed with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C, among others.
Entire bodies of relevant research are also beginning to delve deeper into the prescribed effectivity of red clover in the treatment and management of spasmodic bronchial troubles, fresh wounds and old ulcers, as well.
Additional studies, here and there, are also starting to look into other possible medicinal applications of red clover derivatives. Such application include, lowering excessive levels cholesterol, improving blood circulation, lowering the risk of blood clots and arterial plaques, prevention of benign prostate hyperplasia.
Organic Red Clover Tea Helps In Fertility And Menopause
Recognized to date to be among the most popular and potent sources of isoflavones— water-soluble chemicals that behaves similarly to estrogens and are therefore referred to as phytoestrogens—red clover tea works well with the management of hot flashes/flushes frequently experienced by menopausal women.
As menopausal women have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis—characterized as significant loss of bone mass— research suggest that a proprietary isoflavone derivatives of red clover could potentially prevent not only bone loss, but boost bone mineral density, as well. Researchers believe that red clover isoflavones have an uncanny ability to prevent breakdown of bone mass.
How to Prepare Red Clover Tea
Fixing yourself a cup of red clover tea allows you to enjoy not only its aromatic sweet flavor, but all the nutrients and healthy benefits that come with it. To learn how to make healthy red clover tea recipe is easy. You just place a handful of fresh blossoms into a potful of hot water. Then, you just let the blossoms steep for about 10-15 minutes.
Alternatively, you can even make the tea into ice cubes which you can serve to add that distinct red clover sweetness into your drinks. To make the ice cubes even more charming, you can add a petal of red clover blossom to each tea ice cube before freezing.
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