Health Benefits of Alfalfa Seeds

Alfalfa is a perennial flowering plant and is widely known for its medicinal properties. It is widely used throughout the world and is popularly known as ‘lucerne’ in some countries like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. Different parts of the herb like leaves, seeds, sprouts, etc. are used to make medicines. Alfalfa is widely used for curing kidney ailments and increasing urine flow. It has also proved effective in controlling cholesterol, asthma and diabetes. It is also consumed as a source of Vitamins, and minerals like calcium and iron.

Alfalfa is often referred as the miracle herb. Its leaves prevent the absorption in the guts and thereby, help in reducing the cholesterol level and the plaque formation inside the arteries. Hence, it reduces the chances of heart diseases and strokes. It also produces white blood cells which help in improving our body’s immune system.

Alfalfa, when consumed regularly, also helps in strengthening the bones. It contains Vitamin K, which prevent bone loss, which happens due to vitamin deficiency.

Common Name : Alfalfa
Botanical Name : Medicago Sativa
Forms : Tablet~Powder~Capsules~

Alfalfa is very rich in nutrients. It is a great source of vitamins, minerals and is widely used for household remedies. Few benefits are listed below.
  1. It helps in curing kidney problems
  2. It is effective in relieving fluid retention and swelling.
  3. It is useful for healing arthritis 
  4. It is useful in curing auto-immune disorders
  5. It helps in nourishing the digestive, skeletal, glandular and urinary system.
  6. It helps in cleaning the blood, liver and bowel
  7. It is very useful in lowering cholesterol levels
  8. It helps to prevent strokes
  9. It helps in countering whooping cough
  10. It is commonly used for controlling diabetes
  11. It is used in treating urinary tract infections
  12. It is an effective remedy for patients suffering from Kidney stones
  13. It prevents tooth decay
Natural Treatment for Hair Loss and Balding
The juice of alfalfa, in combination with equal amounts of carrot and lettuce juice, taken daily, assists in the growth of hair to an amazing extent. The combination of these juices is rich in elements which are especially helpful for the growth of hair and the prevention of hair loss.

Side-effect Of Alfalfa
Alfalfa is often recommended, but for anyone who is allergic to the herb, it can be harmful even in small quantities. Long-term intake of alfalfa has some side effects on human body.
  1. It might make some people’s skin sensitive to direct sunlight.
  2. It is not advisable for pregnant women as it contains stachydrine and homostachydrine which promote menstruation and can result into miscarriage.
  3. Alfalfa lowers blood sugar level. So, a diabetic needs to be cautious about taking it in large amount.
  4. Alfalfa sometimes makes the immune system – over active, as a result chances of auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, etc. increases.
Serving Ideas For Alfalfa
  • Add alfalfa sprouts to salads.
  • While making sandwich, add some alfalfa sprouts along with other vegetables.
Where and How to Buy Alfalfa
Alfalfa is available in capsules, which you may take daily as a nutritional supplement. One or two capsules a day is recommended. You can also find bulk alfalfa leaves or seeds at some health food stores which are great for making a nourishing tea.


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