Alfalfa

For The Itchy, Busy people left Fatigued and Run down.

To busy to read a blog post?  Fill up your salad bowl with some alfalfa sprouts and watch Herbs in a Minute – Alfalfa, a snapshot of this powerful little friend.

 

Freshly served as Alfalfa sprouts we have a wonderful source of plant protein containing nine essential amino acids, 8 digestive enzymes (which help the food go down easier) rich in minerals and trace minerals such as in iron, calcium, copper,  and vitamins A, B1, B2, Bs, B5, C, D E and K.

Alfalfa can be taken in tablet form, tea or a herbal tincture.

Anti-Itch

Her alkalising properties are her strength, rich in chlorophyll which brings balance to acidic symptoms such as – itchy skin, irritated nerves, and inflamed digestive systems. For those who itch a lot, from the top of your head to your anus.

Cholorphyll is detoxing and helps to protect the modern day, overworked liver to cleaning up our modern living bodies.

Fatigued

Known as a nutritive herb Alfalfa encourages new blood cell growth, in traditional herbal medicine we call this a ‘blood builder’ and is ideal for those who are run down, convalescing, fatigued or recovering from long-term illnesses. Alfalfa is also great for those final weeks of pregnancy when fatigue and need for lots of nutritious foods hits

Digestion

Alfalfa is a wonderful herb for the digestive tract, particularly for those whose irritation of the gut lining is causing over secretion of mucus or those who have difficulty digesting certain foods, often animal protein based.  Seve alfalfa with a meal or use as a tincture, mixed with some bitters and other digestive herbs like gentian before eating.

Hormones

Alfalfa contains phytoestrogens which help to regulate hormones, add alfalfa to your daily regime if you are someone with an estrogen deficiency such as PMS, menopause, or in estrogen excess such as fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, PMS. I love to use alfalfa in blends I make for hormonal support

General Inflammation

Anyone with inflammation such as Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia will go well on a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods such as a plant-based, leafy green rich with a sprinkled of sprouts, particularly Alfalfa sprouts

So get your Sprouts on Itchy Tired People

 

 

 

 

References

Traditional knowledge.

Balch, P. (2010). Prescription for nutritional healing. New York, N.Y.: Avery.

Hall, D. (2001). Dorothy Hall’s Herbal Medicine. Glebe, N.S.W.: Wild & Woolley.

Holmes, P. (2007). The Energetics of Western Herbs – A Materia Medica Integrating Western and Chinese herbal Therapeutics (4th ed.). Cotati, Calif.: Snow Lotus Press.

Wood, M. (2004). The practice of traditional western herbalism (1st ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic Books.